Brexit Issues
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Brexit Issues

Brexit Issues

At the time of writing, we still have no idea what Brexit will look like or even if it will happen at all!

Whilst the uncertainty is playing havoc with the financial markets, its effect is also being felt by pet owners who wish to travel to and from the EU after 29th March.

If we leave under a No Deal Brexit, there is a possibility that the rules under which dogs, cats and ferrets can travel to and from the EU may change significantly. In a worst case scenario, pets who currently have valid passports for travel, may be compelled to be revaccinated against rabies, then undergo a rabies blood titre test at least 30 days after the vaccination. Assuming the titre test is adequate then there could be an additional 3 month wait before travel would be allowed.

We hope that common sense will prevail, but if you have travel plans with your pet after 29th March 2019 then you need to be aware of the possible issues.
The government is continually updating its information and advice at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/taking-your-pet-abroad-if-theres-no-brexit-deal