Pet travel and Brexit
Pet travel to the EU after 29 March 2019
We want to ensure that pet owners who travel with their pet to the EU are prepared for all possible outcomes to the EU exit negotiations.
Defra have issued guidance and advice on Pet travel to Europe after Brexit which explains what steps pet owners may need to take to make sure they are able to travel with their pet from the UK to the EU after 29 March 2019, in the event the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
The current advice for all pet owners planning to take their pet from the UK to the EU after 29 March 2019 is to contact a vet at least 4 months before travel for advice on what health preparations may be necessary.
Pet owners travelling with their pets from the EU into the UK will continue to be able to use EU issued pet passports to enter the UK from the EU.
Visit the guidance on gov.uk to check the most up-to-date information from Defra.
IF YOU WANT TO TRAVEL WITH YOUR PET EARLY TO MID SUMMER 2019 THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE A BLOOD TEST AS WELL AS A RABIES VACCINE AND THERE WILL BE A 3 MONTH WAIT AFTER A SUCCESSFUL BLOOD TEST UNTIL YOU CAN TRAVEL. PLEASE CONTACT THE SURGERY TO DISCUSS.
These factsheets are provided as guidelines only. If you are at all concerned about the wellbeing of your pet then please call Hope Veterinary Surgery immediately by using our phone number 01782 657788.
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