Some advice from DEFRA and RCVS linked to travelling abroad with your pet post Brexit.

In short, if you are planning to travel with your pet after Brexit occurs on the 28th March, you will need to start planning in advance. It is vital if you have already paid for your pet to join you that you make plans ahead of the Brexit deal.

Full advice below. We will let you know as soon as we do if anything changes

“Pet owners will still be able to travel to Europe with their pet after the UK leaves the EU, whatever the outcome of the Brexit negotiations. However, in the event of NO DEAL, they may need to take some additional steps to be able to travel with their pet to the EU.

If pet owners are planning to travel after 29 March 2019 the Government will recommend they contact their vet at least FOUR months in advance to check what they need to do.

Those wishing to travel to the EU on 30 March 2019, for example, should discuss requirements with their vet as soon as possible.

The requirements for travel would include making sure that pets are effectively vaccinated against rabies before they travel. This involves having an up-to-date rabies vaccination and a blood test to demonstrate sufficient levels of rabies antibody.

The blood test would need to be carried out a minimum of 30 days after any initial rabies vaccination and a minimum of three months before their travel date. This means that pet owners will need to talk to their vet about health requirements in good time to make sure they are able to travel with their pet”

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