Taking Your Pet Abroad

What you need to know - 

Pet owners are still be able to travel to Europe with their pet now that the UK has left EU.

The requirements for travel would include making sure that pets are effectively vaccinated against rabies before they travel. This involves having an up-to-date rabies vaccination and a blood test to demonstrate sufficient levels of rabies antibody.

The blood test would need to be carried out a minimum of 30 days after any initial rabies vaccination and a minimum of three months before their travel date. This means that pet owners will need to talk to their vet about health requirements in good time to make sure they are able to travel with their pet.

The Government has published further guidance for pet owners on its website -

http://apha.defra.gov.uk/documents/ov/Briefing-Note-0320.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3gT5R1jI901fPMIU9RyhAjLUsX4VfYDt1AWLU86cergOXns71oWucZxtQ