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Changes to pet travel in the case of a no deal Brexit


Given the uncertainty of Brexit and its effects on pet travel the British Veterinary Association have passed on some guidelines for us to advise clients on regarding pet travel in the event of a “no-deal Brexit”

At this stage we do not have the answers. However if you intend to travel from 31st October 2019 onwards, we advise you contact us at least 4 months before your intended travel so that we can discuss this with you.


Full details of all possible scenarios are available at :




A summary of the worst case scenario is as follows:

* Pets would have to be vaccinated against rabies, as a primary course, on or after the date of microchipping.

* Blood would have to be collected from the pet for a rabies antibody titre test at least 30 days after the date of the vaccination described above and sent to an approved laboratory.

* The results of the blood test must demonstrate an antibody titre (equal to or greater than 0.5 IU/ml) to allow the pet to travel. Following demonstration of an adequate antibody titre, pets would have to wait at least 3 months from the date of blood collection to the date of travel, so that an animal incubating rabies prior to, or around the time of vaccination, could be identified.

* If the results of the blood test show an insufficient antibody titre the pet will not be able to enter the EU and must repeat steps as described above.


We hope that this makes the possible situation clearer but if you have any questions please do not hesitate to discuss this with either Mark, Antony, Sally or Andy who are registered as Official Vets for small animal exports.

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