It finally happened, Britain has left the EU! Now you might be wondering what changes this will bring for you and your pet?
To help you better understand the impact of Brexit on travelling with your pet and buying medication, we've compiled a short guide to Brexit changes.
When travelling with any animal within the EU you need an up-to-date pet passport. This system will not change and you can travel freely with your pets within the EU under this system until 1st January 2021. From this date the UK will officially become a ‘third country’ in reference to the EU. Third countries are either ‘unlisted’, ‘part 1 listed’ or ‘part 2 listed’. Which categorisation the UK becomes will be decided in negotiations over the coming months. Worst case scenario you will need to prepare 4 months in advance.
Travelling to the EU with your pet before 1st January 2021? - Don’t worry, you can still use your pet passport. Contact your local vet to make sure this paperwork is up-to-date.
Travelling to the EU with your pet after 1st January 2021? - Contact your vet at least 4 months before travelling to get the latest advice.
You can find up-to-date government info online.
There are changes to legislation and paperwork required for the import/export of medications/products between the UK and EU. Don’t worry, currently this will have no impact on ordering with us and all the extra work will be done at our end.
Thank you for reading this update. We will endeavor to keep you all informed on the latest policies, but if you have any specific questions then please contact our customer services team who will be happy to assist you.
Written by: Dr. Nick Garside BVSc MRCVS