Brexit Information for Consumers

General Advice

As you will be aware guidance is changing regularly on this subject and so in order to provide the best assistance we are directing general enquiries to the gov.uk website available here: https://www.gov.uk/prepare-eu-exit  This web-page covers the latest news on the article 50 process, how you may be affected when visiting Europe or buying from Europe.  A full list of all current "Brexit" information can be found on the following page for both consumers and businesses - https://www.gov.uk/prepare-eu-exit/all 


What about traveling with my pet?

If the UK leaves the EU  with no agreement in place, it is likely to become an unlisted third country with regard to the EU Pet Travel Regulations. This will mean that health and documentation rules for pet travel between the UK and the EU will change. Pet owners should seek official guidance on GOV.UK at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pet-travel-to-europe-after-brexit to know how to meet the requirements in all scenarios.

The advice sets out that pet owners intending to travel with their pet from the UK to EU member states would need to visit their vet at least four months in advance of their travel date. 

If the UK is classed by the EU as an unlisted third country for pet travel, vets would have to carry out a blood titre test to prove that pets have a sufficient rabies antibody level to meet EU requirements. Depending on a pets’ history, and the result of the test, the process could take at least four months.

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