Brexit - travelling with your pet

brexit pet passport

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) have recently confirmed that on 1 January 2021 Great Britain will become a Third Country with respect to the EU Pet Travel Scheme. From this date, travelling with your pets will be subject to change. Please be aware that UK-issued pet passports will no longer be valid.

The recommendation is to start the process at least 1-2 months before you travel.

Animal Health Certificates (AHCs) will need to be issued for pet dogs, cats and ferrets travelling to the EU from Great Britain from 1 January 2021.

If you are planning to take your pet abroad in 2021, please contact us as soon as possible to enable us to start the process in good time.

For the most up-to-date information on pet travel to Europe visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pet-travel-to-europe-from-1-january-2021

Please note, there are different requirements for some countries, so wherever you are returning from, it is important to check the latest UK Government information about travelling with your pet well in advance of your trip.

It is your responsibility as the pet owner to ensure all requirements are met.