• Will I be able to travel to the EU with my dog after Brexit?

    Will I be able to travel to the EU  with my dog after Brexit?

  • Dog owners will still be able to travel with their pets from the United Kingdom to European Union countries after the UK leaves the EU on 29th March 2019 and Eurotunnel will remain the preferred route for those travelling with their dog.

    While the precise ramifications of Brexit on pet passports have yet to be finalised, if the UK strikes a deal with the EU, the situation for travelling with Dogs after Brexit will not change.

    In the event of a No deal, however, the British government has issued advice on the measures that dogs owners might 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 on the Gov.uk website

    Essentially, there are three options:

    Listed - Part 1

    Should the UK become Part 1 listed country, - 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 dogs 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 dogs 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 dog on, or soon after, the end of March 2019, the government recommends that you  take your pet for an OV consultation before December this year.


    Sources: Gov.uk