For those who wish to travel to the EU with their pets after 29 March 2019, there may be some changes that mean preparations need to be made well in advance, even as early as 28 November 2018.
In the event of a ‘No-deal Brexit’ and if the UK is treated as an ‘unlisted country’ (ie. the worst case scenario) any dog, cat or ferret intending to travel to the EU after 29th March 2019 will need a blood test (if not already had one) 30 days after the rabies vaccination. Following a positive blood titre test result there will then be a 3 month waiting period before travel is allowed. No more than 10 days before travel, you must take your pet to an Official Veterinarian (OV) to get a health certificate.
If there’s no deal, pet passports issued in the UK would not be valid for travel to the EU.
More information can be found on the RCVS website.
If you intend to travel with your pets on or after 29 March 2019, please speak to us as soon as possible so we can advise you further.