Pet Passports – The Brexit Impact

can pets travel after Brexit

pet travel after brexitDear easipetcare friends,

Like many pet owners, you may be planning exciting trips with your fur-family into 2019, but you may not have considered any impact Brexit may have on your travel plans…

At the time of writing, no-one really knows what the outcome of Brexit may be, but we want to encourage any owner considering taking their pet abroad after 29th March 2019 to PLAN AHEAD!

There are a number of changes to the current pet travel requirements which may come into play, and there is a chance that the existing Pet Passport scheme may not suffice. In the best case scenario, the UK will see very little change to our pet travel requirements… but in the case of the most extreme changes, animals will not be able to travel without additional tests and supporting certificates.

In the event of a no deal Brexit, pets travelling to Europe would need additional veterinary certification every time they travel. Pets will also require a rabies antibody titration test at least 30 days after vaccination and a waiting period of three months before they can travel. We would therefore like to urge all owners to start planning as early as possible, especially if you plan on taking your furry friend away for Easter.

But there’s no need to worry, as whatever the Brexit outcome, the wonderful team at easipetcare will be able to talk you through exactly what your pet will need to be able to travel. And if you plan to travel with your pet in the 3 months after 29th March 2019, we will adopt a ‘belt and braces’ approach to ensure your pet is ready, no matter what the Brexit ruling!

All we are asking at this stage is that owners plan ahead – so book an appointment with your vet to discuss your requirements in more detail 🙂

Until next time!

Best Wishes,

Judy.xxx

 

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