Uk pet travel to Europe from 2021
From jan 2021 England , Wales and Scotland will be a part 2 listed country. A new health certificate will replace the pet passport . This is a single trip document issued by a vet authorised by Defra . This is a 7 page document and there will be a substantial cost each time you take a trip to Europe including NORTHERN IRELAND & the Republic of Ireland .People that travel to Europe & Ireland frequently with their pets , or for exhibitions will need a health certificate for each trip .
Dogs arriving in the uk from Europe or The whole of Ireland will be allowed with no change to the pet passport .other than those from Northern Ireland will need to get a passport to travel with their pet to the uk , which they did not previously .
Pet owners in the uk will be unfairly treated , no level playing field for us .
Britain is a rabies free country yet we are told we have to complete this new health certificate before we travel to Europe . & now northern Ireland. Countries that have history of rabies are allowed to travel on a pet passport .and enter the uk on this pet passport .
Dogs residing in Northern Ireland can still use the pet passport issued by the UK for travel to England , Scotland & Wales and the whole of the EU
We need to get thousands of signatures and let our government know this is not acceptable. We need our pet passport to be acceptable for travel . Just because we are no longer part of the EU does not mean our dogs are now unhealthy , or at risk of taking rabies into Europe .the pet passport is of European standard , nothings changed