Pet owners warned of four-month wait for travel between EU and UK after Brexit

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Pet owners wanting to travel between EU and Britain after Brexit are being warned of a possible four-month registration process before pets are allowed to travel.

Uncertainty surrounds Brexit, but there’s things Brits in Germany can do to prepare.

The British government has warned that in the case of a no-deal Brexit, travelling between Britain and the EU with a pet will get a lot more complicated.

It is currently warning pet owners: “To make sure your pet is able to travel from the UK to the EU after Brexit, you should contact your vet at least four months before travelling to get the latest advice.”

So anyone planning a trip at Christmas time, for example, needs to start now.

Under the current Pet Passport scheme, travel with an animal is relatively simple, but because this is an EU scheme it will cease to apply to Britain after Brexit.

The British government is currently stating that it will allow Pet Passports to be used to bring animals from the EU into the UK, but they will not be accepted going from the UK into the EU.

And if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, it will become an ‘unlisted’ country in terms of pet travel – and that means a whole raft of new requirements for people wanting to travel with a cat, dog or ferret …CONTINUE READING