• How will Brexit affect my pet passport?

    How will Brexit affect my pet passport?

  • You will still be able to travel to the EU with your pet after Brexit and Eurotunnel Le Shuttle will still be the best route for taking your pet abroad.

    Under the current European Union Pet Travel Scheme, dog, cat and ferret owners can travel with their pet between the UK and other EU countries if they carry a valid pet passport.

    If the UK strikes a deal with the EU, the situation for travelling with pets after Brexit will not change.

    In the event of a No deal, however, the British government has issued advice on the measures that pet owners will need to take before starting their journey.

    There are several possible scenarios, each with slightly different requirements before travel. All the information you need can be found here, on the Gov.uk website.

    Essentially, there are three options:

    Listed - Part 1

    Should the UK become Part 1 listed, - very little, if anything, will change from the current system.

    Listed - Part 2

    If the UK is given Part 2 listed status, there would be some extra requirements for travelling pets and owners post-Brexit. These would require an additional visit to the vet and some additional papers to be carried but would not prevent you from enjoying your trip.

    Unlisted

    If the UK is given unlisted, third country status, by the EU from 29th March 2019, owners who wish to travel with their pets from the UK to EU nations will need to discuss their specific preparations and requirements with an Official Veterinarian at least four months prior to their desired travel date.

    So, currently, if you are looking to travel with your pet on or soon after the end of March 2019, it is recommended that you take your pet for consultation with a vet before December this year.

    For further information go to the Gov.uk website.


    Sources: Gov.uk