Preparing for travelling with a pet after 29 March 2019
After 29 March 2019, you'll still be able to travel with your pet to and from Europe regardless of whether a deal is reached between the United Kingdom and the European Union.
However, in the event of a "no deal" situation, the below steps should be taken to ensure your pet can travel after 29 March 2019.
Dogs, cats and ferrets must be microchipped and vaccinated against rabies, and then have a blood sample taken at least 30 days after the vaccination. The blood sample must be sent to an EU-approved blood testing laboratory. You'll need to talk to your vet for more information about rabies boosters and vaccinations.
The blood test must show that the rabies vaccination has been successful, and you will then need to wait until it's been 3 months since the date the successful blood test was taken before travelling. Finally, no more than 10 days before travelling, you must take your pet to an official veterinarian to receive a health certificate. This certificate is only required on the first trip to an EU country, provided that you keep up with vaccinations, boosters and expiry dates.
For more information relating to travelling with a pet, repeat EU trips, and returning to the UK after 29 March 2019, click here for the relevant page on the government website.