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Poots presents emergency situation family pet travel guidelines for Ukrainian refugees


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Refugees running away the war in Ukraine can go into Northern Ireland with their animals without needing to satisfy all family pet travel guidelines, Environment Minister Edwin Poots has actually revealed.

” The Ukrainian individuals are dealing with a horrendous scenario with lots of required to leave their houses and look for security somewhere else. We have actually experienced them bring their cherished ownerships, including their treasured animals, as they get away the war and their houses,” stated Minister Poots.

” It is a terrible experience without the included administration of travel files and evidence of vaccination for your cat or dog, so I am happy to reveal that they can go into Northern Ireland utilizing an emergency situation licence.

” We have strong biosecurity procedures in location to safeguard the general public and other animals from illness which can be given Northern Ireland by animals from abroad. To safeguard these procedures alternative plans have actually been put in location.

” This will consist of fulfilling the expenses of quarantine for animals and the essential health treatments such as tapeworm or rabies vaccinations to guarantee we safeguard our long held rabies-free status and guarantee animals are gone back to their owners as rapidly as possible.”

Notes to editors:

  1. Individuals taking a trip direct to NI from Ukraine will be needed where possible to pre-notify by means of a digital app or by means of e-mail. On arrival a compliance check will be performed to figure out the status of the animal. Totally certified animals will be enabled to go into as regular and continue to their location. Needs to an animal be non-compliant DAERA will make plans for quarantine and the essential health preparations in order to satisfy compliance with the legislation.
  2. Ought to animals show up in NI where their last location is GB or ROI, a compliance check will be performed and if completely certified they will be allowed to take a trip onwards. If they are non-compliant, DAERA will schedule an authorized transporter to carry the non-compliant family pet to its location and notify the appropriate proficient authority.
  3. Follow DAERA on Twitter and Facebook.
  4. All media inquiries ought to be directed to the DAERA Press Workplace: [email protected]
  5. The Executive Details Service runs an out of hours service for media queries just in between 1800hrs and 0800hrs Monday to Friday and at weekends and public vacations. The responsibility press officer can be called on 028 9037 8110.

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