When the UK leaves the EU on 29th March 2019, you’ll still be able to take your pet with you when travelling, whatever the outcome of Brexit negotiations, but you may need to allow more time to prepare, especially in the event of a no deal.
If you are planning to travel AFTER 29th March 2019, the government recommend that you contact your vet at least 4 months in advance to check what they need to do.
Those wishing to travel to the EU ON 30th March 2019, for example, should discuss their requirements with their vet as soon as possible and by the 28th November 2018 at the latest.
The requirements for travel would include making sure that pets are effectively vaccinated against rabies before they travel. This involves having an up-to-date rabies vaccination and a blood test to demonstrate sufficient levels of rabies antibody.
The blood test would need to be carried out a minimum of 30 days after any initial rabies vaccination and a minimum of 3 months before their travel date. This means that pet owners will need to talk to their vet about health requirements in good time to make sure they are able to travel with their pet.
The government has published further guidance for pet owners on it’s website: