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  • Writer's pictureDr Mike Groombridge MRCVS

Pet travel to Europe after Brexit

Pet passports may not be valid after Brexit

At the moment travel to Europe with your pet is reasonably easy. All that is required is a microchip, a rabies vaccination and a Pet Passport.

However, this may all change after Brexit, depending on what sort of deal is struck with the EU.

The worst case scenario in terms of pet travel would be a no-deal Brexit. In this case the UK would be treated as an unlisted country and the pet passports would no longer be valid.

In order to travel your animal would need:

1. A microchip

2. A rabies vaccination

3. A rabies blood test 30 days after the rabies vaccination

4. Assuming the rabies blood test shows the animal is immune to rabies, you would then have to wait 3 months before travel to Europe.

5. A pet health certificate from your vet no more than 10 days before you travel

Therefore if you plan to travel to Europe after 29th March 2019 the advice is to get in touch with your vet at least 4 months before your plan to travel.

Please get in touch with us if you would like more information, or if you would like to organise rabies vaccinations or blood tests.

Further information can be found on the following government web page:,HA0F,1ZB4FY,1USAX,1

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