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Here are the new rules for taking your pet from Great Britain to the EU in 2021

Here are the new rules for taking your pet from Great Britain to the EU in 2021

These days it seems like we are all in need of a long vacation, including our four-legged friends. With the arrival of a few vaccines, it feels like next year could finally see travel open up again across UK and Europe and perhaps a long-awaited vacation to Europe with our furry friends. However, for those pet owners who live in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales, including the Channel Islands and Isle of Man), traveling to the EU will be…

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UK pet owners will face new restrictions on EU travel after Brexit, minister warns

UK pet owners will face new restrictions on EU travel after Brexit, minister warns

A UK minister has warned that pet parents who want to take their animal companions with them on holiday to Europe will face new restrictions from January 1, 2021. In a show on BBC, Environment Secretary George Eustice said pet parents will no longer be able to use their current EU pet passports once the current Brexit transition period finishes at the end of the year. Eustice said he expects pets would have to get a certificate from a vet…

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UK vets cite concerns as they face triple threat of Covid-19, exotic diseases and Brexit

UK vets cite concerns as they face triple threat of Covid-19, exotic diseases and Brexit

As the UK nears the end of its Brexit transition period, a new report from the British Veterinary Association warns of the combined impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Brexit and exotic disease on veterinary capacity. On January 31 2020, the UK officially left the European Union and entered into a “transition period” which ends at the end of 2020. During the transition period, there was no change to the rules relevant to border movements between the UK and EU, including on…

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Vets call for urgent clarity on post-Brexit pet travel

Vets call for urgent clarity on post-Brexit pet travel

The UK’s largest membership body for the veterinary profession, the British Veterinary Association, is calling on the government to set out changes to pet travel rules as soon as possible to help vets manage demand from pet parents. Pet parents may have to consult their vet at least four months ahead of any planned trips to ensure that their cat, dog or ferret has had all the necessary vaccines, checks and documentation issued ahead of travel after the end of…

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