Will we or won’t we?
If the Deal (or we Remain IN,) goes through then little will change with the Pet Passport Scheme for UK/EU pet travel and owners as UK will stay as a"Listed Part 1 Third Country".
If NO Deal and UK becomes a "Listed Part 2 Third Country, current regulations remain but with extra requirements. A suitably qualified vet will be needed to issue a MHC (Model Health Certificate) The MHC will be valid for 10 days after issue and entry into the EU and four months onward travel from/within the EU. a new MHC required for each trip. On arrival in EU UK pet and owners will be required to report to a Travellers’ Point of Entry.
If NO Deal and EU takes very hard line so that UK becomes an “Unlisted Third Country” after 29/03/2019, the owner and pet wishing to travel will again have to find the suitably qualified vet against rabies after microchipping. There is doubt if existing Pet Passport vaccination and microchipping will be recognised or if it will have to be done again. If being re-done then a blood test after 30 days and repeated if not successful. Following this demonstration of a successful vaccination there will be wait of at least 3 months before travel.
Starting today 7th December the earliest travel date would be in the first week of April 2019.
I spoke to my vet and was told that they do not really know, only hearsay, what the situation is and procedures are will be necessary, nor costs of documentation.
Presumably the UK Defra will accept a UK Pet Passport coming from France - Don’t know!
Will UK Defra accept a French Pet Passport - Don’t know!
Will France accept a French/ EU Pet Passport - Don’t know , but they should.
So has anyone with a UK/EU Pet passport tried to get a French/EU Pet Passport from a French vet? Did they require re-vaccination of did they accept the UK/EU certification ?