Brexit, and how it will affect pet travel

After Brexit, your pet will still be able to travel into the EU and the shuttle is probably still the best way to take your pet abroad.

Pet owners, dogs, cat and more can travel Under today's European Union Pet Travel Scheme if they have a valid pet passport with their pet between the UK and other EU countries.

If the UK reaches an agreement with the EU, the situation will not change for animals to travel after Brexit.

However, in the event of a No Deal, the UK Government has given advice about the measures animal owners must adopt before their journey begins.

In the event that Britain becomes a third country, the pet travel results are split into three. On the gov.uk website you can find all the information you need.

Listed - Part 1

If the UK becomes listed in Part 1, the rules on pet travel will hardly change from the current system-the current schedules and health preparations in place under the EUPTS will remain virtually unchanged.

Listed - Part 2

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

Although this is the same procedure as the current EUPTS, this document would only be valid for ten days from the date of issue for entry into the European Union and four months for travel within the EU under Part 2 Listed status.

Owners travelling with their pet will also be required to report to a Travelers ' Entry Point (TPE) upon arrival in an EU country under Part 2 Listed status.

Unlisted

If the EU grants the United Kingdom unlisted third-country status, owners wishing to travel from the United Kingdom to EU nations with their pets will need to discuss their specific preparations and requirements with an official veterinarian at least four months before their desired travel date.

Although general guidelines for pet travel in the event of a no deal Brexit are helpful, it is always advisable to discuss your pet and its unique requirements with an Official Veterinarian in good time before 2019 travel in the EU. Official Veterinarians will be armed with the latest updates and protocols as the realities of Brexit unfold, so please do go to straight to them to get a more accurate and up-to-date picture of pet travel as it is relevant to you and your animal(s).