How will British pet owners be affected by Brexit

The UK government is advising any British citizen wishing to take their pets to an EU country from January 1 2021 to “contact your vet at least four months before travelling"

From January 1, 2021, British residents looking to take their pets to France will have undertake a new process as the UK finally leaves the EU's single market and customs union.

As it stands, taking a pet from the UK to France requires having an EU pet passport and your animal to be microchipped (this refers strictly to dogs, cats and ferrets and other rules may apply to different kinds of animals). 

Once the Brexit transition period ends at the end of this year, an EU pet passport issued in the UK will become invalid.

Residents of all EU states may have EU pet passports and certain other 'listed' countries, which enjoy many of the same benefits of EU member states in this respect, may also issue national pet passports that are EU-recognised. Negotiations will need ...

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