Government issues four month pet passport warning

Monday, June 10, 2019


We're urging pet owners to act now if they want to avoid being turned back at the border when travelling to the EU later this year with their cat or dog.

As the Government warns that pet passports could take four months to be processed if the UK leave the EU without a deal this October, we're strongly recommending that pet owners start their applications now.

Once the UK leaves the EU, current pet passports will not be valid for travel to Europe and a new type of passport will have to be applied for.  But if the UK is no longer recognised by the EU as a 'trusted country', essential checks such as rabies testing could take an additional three months to complete, meaning there could be a four month wait for pet passports to be processed.

Getting the necessary documents could take much longer now

Our head of public affairs, David Bowles, said: ...follow the link to read the article in full on the RSPCA website...