To make sure your pet is able to travel from the UK to the EU after Brexit, you should contact your Vet at least 4 months before travelling to get the latest advice. The UK will become a third country when it leaves the EU. Third countries can apply to the European Commission to be listed. In the EU Pet Travel Scheme, there are 3 categorisations of third country:
- Part 1 listed
- Part 2 listed
- You must have your dog, cat or ferret microchipped and vaccinated against rabies before it can travel. Your pet must have a blood sample taken at least 30 days after its last rabies vaccination (whether that’s a booster or initial vaccination). Your Vet may recommend a booster rabies vaccination before this test.
- Your Vet must send the blood sample to an EU-approved blood testing laboratory.
- The results of the blood test must show a rabies antibody level of at least 0.5 IU/ml.
- You must wait 3 months from the date the successful blood sample was taken before you can travel.
- The Vet must give you a copy of the test results and enter the day the blood sample was taken in an animal health certificate.