DEFRA announce a guideline on what we will need to do in a ‘no deal’ BREXIT

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Pet travel – In case of a ‘no deal’ DEFRA have today announced their recommendation that owners planning to travel with their pet immediately after 29th March 2019 contact their vet at least four months in advance of travel to check what they need to do.

For example, if you are travelling on 30th March 2019 the recommendation is that you visit your vet as soon as possible, and before the end of November 2018 at the latest.

We can only hope that DEFRA communicate to vets around the country what the plan of action will be!  I have visions of hundreds of baffled vets unsure what changes are necessary!  Lets hope I am wrong!

DEFRA have advised that you will still be able to travel with your pet to Europe after Britain leaves the EU, however you may need to take some additional steps to allow your pet/s to travel in a ‘no deal’ scenario.

This is going to make travelling a bit more difficult.  What we are not aware of at this stage is what the financial implications are going to be.  The Chunnel already have upped their charges from £15.00 per pet return to £19.00 per pet EACH WAY!!!

There is not much more information available at this time but as and when we will share any information as it comes through.

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