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Pet owners reminded of post-Brexit travel preparations

11 March 2019

​The States Veterinary Officer, Theo Knight-Jones is putting out an urgent message for pet owners wishing to travel with their dog, cat or ferret, to check they have made the necessary preparations in case of a no-deal Brexit.

Those planning on traveling to the EU with their pet from Friday, 29 March 2019 who have not yet taken action may be too late to meet the requirements for travel in the result of a no-deal Brexit.

Pet owners will need to make sure their pet:

  • has been microchipped
  • has passed a rabies blood test at least 30 days after rabies vaccination
  • has waited at least 3 months since the blood sample was taken before travel
  • has seen a vet for a health certificate no more than 10 days before travel date

Requirements for returning pets to Jersey after Brexit (29 March 2019) will remain unchanged in the occurrence of a no-deal.

If owners are concerned they have not made the necessary requirements listed above and have plans to travel to the EU, it is advised they speak with their private vet for advice as soon as possible.

The UK Government advice for pet travel to Europe after Brexit has more information and applies to Jersey.

If you're travelling to the EU with animals other than pet cat, dogs or ferrets after Friday 29 March 2019, email the States Veterinary Officer or call +44 (0) 1534 441600

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