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Travelling with Pets in Europe Post Transition Period

Until the end of the transition period, travelling with pets remains the same.

Pet Travel Scheme helpline
Contact the Pet Travel Scheme helpline if you need more information.

Pet Travel Scheme helpline
Pet Travel Section
Eden Bridge House
Lowther Street


Pet Travel Scheme helpline
0370 241 1710


Travelling with pets from UK post Brexit


Update 15.8.2019 Info from the EU with regards to certificate that is needed for the transport of all dogs, cats and ferrets from  ‘third countries or territories’ to one of the EU countries, in the period 1.11.2019 till 28.2.2020.

“During a transitional period that will end on February 28, 2020, Member States must authorize the entry of dogs, cats and ferrets that travel to a Member State from a third country or territory without commercial intent and that are accompanied by a certificate Animal Health issued no later than October 31, 2019 in accordance with the model in part 1 of Annex IV of Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013, as amended by Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/561.”

This EU Reglament will come into force on the 22nd of August 2019, applicable as of the first of November 2019. Please note that Gibraltar is on the list of ‘third countries or territories’, the UK is not yet, but as soon as it will become clear if/when and how the UK leave the EU, they could become part of that list as well.   (Annexo I in link below)


So you know what to expect from your vet once your pet has had its necessary ‘zoosanitario’ (animal health) treatment to travel post October 31st 2019. From what I understand, for dogs, cats and ferrets it has to do with “any preventive health measure for diseases or infections other than rabies”, and specifically for dogs it has to do with prevention of infection by Echinococcus multilocularis (in effect since 1.7.2018).

Please note: The information provided is based upon our understanding of current legislation. It is not legal advice but is provided freely to enable you to be properly informed. We recommend that if you are considering taking action, you should seek professional advice.

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