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Domestic pet carnivores

With the ratification of the withdrawal agreement, the transition period guarantees that nothing will change for individuals and businesses in 2020:  you may therefore travel with your pet without any formalities until the end of the transition period.

The shape of the future relationship with the United Kingdom in the post-transition period remains uncertain at the present time: should an agreement on the future relationship not come into effect, the transportation of carnivorous pet animals (dogs, cats and ferrets) will call for additional formalities and checks for which you should prepare.

You are concerned if you are a British citizen who would like to travel to France with your pet or if you are a British citizen living in France who would like to travel to the United Kingdom with your pet.

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asked questions

  • In the absence of an agreement on the future relationship, which conditions will need to be met to travel with a dog, cat or ferret from the United Kingdom to the European Union ?
  • In the absence of specific arrangements by the end of the transition period, British travellers transporting dogs, cats or ferrets from the UK to the EU will need to meet all the following animal health conditions defined by Regulation (EU) No. 576/2013 of 12 June 2013:

    • Make sure that pets are marked: electronic microchip implanted under the skin or clearly readable tattoo applied before 3 July 2011.
    • Make sure that pets have received an anti-rabies vaccination that is still valid.
    • Make sure that a test has been conducted in a laboratory on a blood sample taken from the pet to check the effectiveness of the anti-rabies vaccination. The rabies antibody titration test must be carried out at least 30 days after the date of vaccination and no less than three months before the date of travel. The laboratory test must be performed in an EU-approved laboratory, the list of which can be found on the Europa website. The result of the test must be equal to or greater than 0.5 IU/ml. The rabies antibody titration test is valid throughout the animal’s lifetime, which means that it only needs to be conducted once, provided that the pet animal is revaccinated within the period of validity (booster injections given within the required timeframe).
    • Make sure that you have an animal health certificate for each pet, issued by an official veterinarian established in the United Kingdom. The animal health certificate must be accompanied by proof of anti-rabies vaccination, a copy of the result of the antibody titration test stating the date of the laboratory test, and a document certifying that the animal is marked. The animal health certificate is valid for 10 days after the date of issue to enter the EU during which it must be presented at border controls. The animal health certificate is then valid for onward travel within the EU and re-entry to the UK for four months after the date of issue.

    More information is available in English via the following link to the Europa website