Post-Brexit pet travel — Defra update

The information in this blog post has been superseded by the details in our post-Brexit travel page and Brexit travel FAQs page and the Defra website.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 [...]

By |2021-01-20T10:09:21+00:00Friday, December 18, 2020|Brexit, pet passport, pet travel|12 Comments

Post-Brexit pet travel between the UK and EU: updated advice from Defra

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. [...]

By |2019-08-22T11:45:42+01:00Thursday, August 22, 2019|Brexit, pet passport, pet transport, red tape|24 Comments

Pet travel between the UK and the EU after Brexit

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 [...]

By |2018-11-09T09:32:03+00:00Friday, November 9, 2018|Brexit, pet passport, red tape|25 Comments

On the way back to the UK through southern Europe

Our two trips around southern Europe are on the way back to the UK, with pets on board from Portugal, Spain and France. Pets from Portugal and Spain Courier Marc travelled round Portugal and back up through Spain, collecting cats and dogs heading to the UK. First things first — Staffie Levi reunited with owner Stacey in Benalmadena, Spain Easy and Wasabi are Margarida's darling cats, on their way from Lisbon to rejoin her in London Adorable tuxedo cat Mini, who belongs to Rachel, is on her way from Alvor to Lancashire Francis's [...]

By |2018-03-09T18:36:42+00:00Monday, March 5, 2018|pet passport, pet transport, pet travel by road|26 Comments

We leave the UK with three cats; and start our trip back from Greece with 11 dogs, 11 cats, a Macaw and a Chinchilla on board

Couriers M and Mike recently set off on what will be our biggest-ever trip from Greece back to the UK. Luckily we have two vans, each with air conditioning, electrical airflow and comfy compartments for all the pets travelling with us. A few pets travelled out with us from the UK. Gorgeous Gaia and Lulu, a pair of cats who are almost impossible to tell apart, are moving with Eric to Italy. We dropped them at a cattery in Verona for Eric to collect on his arrival. Gaia gives us a wink Lulu has a fine 'milk [...]

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