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Brexit Pet Passport Update – July 2020

Despite all the focus on the Coronavirus pandemic, it’s worth bearing in mind that there is other news... Including the (apparently) never-ending Brexit saga! And while negotiations between the UK and the EU over a future trading relationship are still in progress, there is absolutely no guarantee that a trade deal will be agreed. However, the UK has already left the EU (this January), and we are now in the Transition Period. When this ends on 31st of December 2020, the UK will no longer be part of the EU’s Pet Passport Scheme. If you’re planning to take pets to the EU - this is really important!

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Brexit and Pet Passports: January 2020 Update

Well, the UK has now left the EU. Depending on your perspective, “congratulations” or “commiserations”... but what next? And how does it affect us travelling abroad with our pets? What are the current rules? A lot of people have been in touch to say that they aren’t sure what’s going on… so here’s an update to our Pet Travel blog from (scarily long ago) November 2018.
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Brexit and Pet Travel – URGENT Update for Pet Owners

As part of the planning process before Brexit next spring, the government has been releasing a series of “advisory” notices for businesses, professions, and the public. Today (6th November), the APHA (Animal and Plant Health Agency, the part of DEFRA responsible for, among other things, Pet Passports) has issued their update. In this blog, we’re going to explore what they’ve said - but the bottom line is that if you want to be certain of your pet’s ability to travel to Europe after 28th March 2019, you need to take action this month.

A no-deal Brexit will increase hassle and costs to vets, pets, farm animals and agricultural trade in the UK

As the days, weeks and months count down to Brexit day, every sector of British life must surely have its own concerns. The veterinary sector, largely involving pets and farm animals, is no different. As the UK government prepares for the eventuality of a no-deal Brexit, new technical notices have been issued that give detail of the changes that will need to be implemented. These include pet travel, as well as the import/export of animals and animal products coming to and from the UK. The anticipated changes will be very challenging to implement, even if there are enough vets to carry out the work. There are three main areas that will be significantly impacted:
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