The Government reached agreement with the EU to extend Article 50 until 31 October 2019 at the latest. The UK has an option to leave as soon as a deal is ratified within that time. During this extension period, we will remain a member of the EU and current pet travel regulations will continue with pets able to travel to using current EU pet passports. If a deal is agreed and an implementation period is confirmed, pet owners will be able to continue to travel with their pets to the EU under the current pet travel rules using their current EU pet passports until the end of the implementation period.
Any further guidance or information on how to prepare for EU Exit will continue to be communicated to you, including preparations required for a no-deal scenario, but please do keep checking GOV.UK for updates. It would be fantastic if you could continue to share the above information with your customers as needed to ensure they understand the extension implications and are fully prepared for when the UK leaves the EU. We will continue to update our ‘Pet travel to Europe after Brexit’ guidance on GOV.UK and will of course be in touch with any major updates.