A new EU pet travel scheme regulation was due to be introduced on 29 December 2014. It required dogs, cats and ferrets travelling between EU countries more than five days before or after their owners to be recorded on the Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES).
This regulation has been withdrawn. Dogs, cats and ferrets just need a valid pet passport, even if they’re travelling more than five days before or after their owners.
However, pets being rehomed from one EU country to another with a change of ownership do need to be recorded on TRACES. See our blog from last month for more information.
In addition, some other changes to the EU pet travel scheme come into effect on 29 December 2014. Read our blog to find out more.