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Pet owners get a reward as EU unwinds Brexit travel curbs


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Pet owners will discover it much easier to take their cats, dogs or perhaps ferrets to Europe after Brexit following an eleventh-hour concession from Brussels.

The European Commission has actually unwinded constraints due to enter into force on January 1 that would have required animal owners to prepare any journey to the Continent 3 months beforehand.

Instead Britons will just require to check out a veterinarian and get an animal health certificate to show that their animal has actually had a rabies injection, no greater than 10 days prior to travel to the EU. The guidelines apply to dogs, cats and ferrets, which are vulnerable to the illness.

The relocation will work even in case of a no-deal Brexit. Ministers are pushing the EU to go even more and get rid of the requirement for a health certificate completely — permitting family pets to take a trip under today animal passport plan. The brand-new guidelines will use in between Britain and Northern Ireland.

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The risk to animal travel might have caused entire households being turned away at EU ports if they did not have the appropriate documentation. The animal health certificate is anticipated to cost about £60 — comparable to the animal passport. This can be utilized for travel in between EU nations for as much as 4 months.

A spokesperson for the Dogs Trust charity prompted animal owners to make themselves acquainted with the brand-new guidelines. “Dogs Trust encourages pet owners to thoroughly read the government’s guidance to ensure that they’re not caught out with the incorrect paperwork when wishing to go to Northern Ireland or the EU with their dog,” he said.

Andy Handley, chairman of the British Ferret Club, said that while there was not substantial cross-Channel ferret traffic it would be welcome news for some breeding programs. He said: “There is a trade with Andorra, which would be affected so anything that reduces the bureaucracy is welcome.”

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Ed Hayes, policy and public affairs supervisor at the Kennel Club, said that they invited the statement since it offered certainty to animal owners. However, he included: “We are disappointed to discover that, from January, now just a few weeks away, owners will need a health certificate and rabies inoculation to travel to Northern Ireland from mainland Britain, which will make travelling to Northern Ireland very difficult for those with dogs, or anyone involved in canine activities.”

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