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It's time to catch you up on some of our first post-Brexit pet travellers to continental Europe, the US and the Cayman Islands. We've also been busy on the road in the UK with puppies and a cat. Tiger and Jezebel, 2 dogs from the UK to the Netherlands Lovely Tiger and Jezebel were our two first pet passengers post Brexit. They travelled with us from the UK to the Hague to rejoin Jonathan and family who've relocated. Jonathan wrote to say: "Thank you so much for the excellent service you and the team have provided! Very happy with how [...]
The information in this blog post has been superseded by the details in our post-Brexit travel page and Brexit travel FAQs page and the Defra website. On 16 December a Defra update was issued about post-Brexit pet travel. The good news is that the UK has been granted part 2 listed status by the EU. This means that dogs, cats and ferrets travelling to EU countries from the UK won't need a blood test and a three-month wait after a rabies vaccination. However, from 1 January 2021, UK-issued pet passports (issued under the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) won't be recognised by [...]
Couriers Glenn and Shane made a recent journey to Greece with pets on board. On the way, the stopped off to collect a pair of Greece-bound cats in the Netherlands, and delivered three cats and a Mini-Poodle pup to their families in Italy. Marshmallow, Tuppence and Pipo, 3 cats from Ireland to Italy Silvia's three marvellously monikered cats started their journey in the Republic of Ireland. They travelled with us to Lombardy in Italy for a reunion with her. Silvia told us: "I love them immensely so I'm grateful they are with you and doing well." Gorgeous Pipo [...]
Defra (the UK government's Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) has updated its advice about post-Brexit pet travel between the UK and EU countries. Key points from Defra's advice are summarised below and on our website. For the latest guidance, please visit the Defra website, whose information takes precedence. Pet travel post Brexit from the UK to the EU To make sure your pet can travel from the UK to the EU after Brexit, contact your vet at least four months before your travel date to get the latest advice. The UK will become a third country when it leaves the EU. [...]
Animalcouriers travelled back in the UK with pets from Portugal, Spain and France. We had two vans on the road, so that we could collect pets from all over Spain as well as Portugal. We met up in France for the last leg of the journey home, with two degus and a hamster on board in addition to our more usual canine and feline passengers. Lily We collected six-month-old Persian kitten Lily from Anna just south of Lisbon in Portugal. Lovely Lily travelled with us to Beatriz in London. Anna was all ready for us with Lily in her [...]
With the UK due to leave the EU on 29 March 2019, many of our clients are asking what the effect of Brexit will be on pet travel between the UK and the EU. Specifically, they're asking whether the Pet Passport Scheme (PETS) that covers dogs, cats and ferrets will still apply. Pets will still be able to travel Defra (the UK government's Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) has stated that pets and their owners will still be able to travel between the UK and the EU post Brexit. For pets travelling from the EU to the UK, there [...]