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Zed



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Driving in Europe after 29th March 2019

In the event of the UK leaving the EU with no deal there will be a number of changes and costs to consider.

Taking your car abroad
You’ll have to request a green card from your insurer if driving to Europe after 29 March.
Replace europlate or add GB sticker.

UK driving licence holders
You will have to buy an International Driving Permit to drive in Europe, at a price of £5.50, with different ones required for France and Spain

European Health Insurance Cards
They will no longer be valid and buying travel insurance will become essential.

Visas and travel
Visa-free travel to Europe ends, paving the way for possible £52 90-day visas.

Pets
The EU pet passport scheme ends for UK travellers and their cats and dogs – replaced with ex tra tests plus health certificate every time they travel.

More details here: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/...is-no-deal


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Post #760341 23rd Feb 2019 11:38am
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v8steve



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how come a news paper can print?suggest this when not even the government knows whats going on Whistle

i am sure it will be a while before we all know whats what. Rolling Eyes 110 xs s/wagon
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Post #760416 23rd Feb 2019 6:55pm
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Bluest



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I'm not sure about the others, but the pet passport scheme won't be replaced with expensive tests "every time you travel". You'll need all your dog's vaccination etc to be up to date, as usual. The difference is a rabies jab followed by a lab test to prove the rabies jab has worked. The lab test wasn't required before, but once done it's valid for a period of time I can't remember (at least a year I think, but I will ask when we get our results next week).

The passport will be replaced by a health certificate which will need to be renewed each trip, but I don't think it will necessarily require any tests if everything is in order.

I haven't got round to asking what will be needed to get back into the country. Presumably at least a vet visit and tablet as per the current system .

Of course, we may get a deal and just carry on with the pet passport. 2007 110 TDCi Station Wagon XS

Post #760419 23rd Feb 2019 7:02pm
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Zed



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@V8Steve,
The very same information is available on the government website.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/prepare-to-dri...march-2019

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pet-travel-to-europe-after-brexit

It was just harder to copy the information from it.

Post #760425 23rd Feb 2019 7:10pm
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Zed



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@Bluest

This from the link above:

Guidance

Pet travel to Europe after Brexit
Advice for pet owners planning to take a pet to any EU country after 29 March 2019 in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

Published 6 November 2018
From:
Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Animal and Plant Health Agency
Contents
Rules for pet travel
Repeat trips to the EU
Return to the UK
UK nationals living abroad
The Government is committed to achieving a deal with the EU. But in the event we do not reach an agreement, we have a duty as a responsible government to plan for every eventuality.

To make sure your pet is able to travel from the UK to the EU after 29 March 2019 in any scenario, you should contact your vet at least 4 months before travelling to get the latest advice.

Rules for pet travel
The rules for taking your pet to any EU country will change if the UK leaves the EU with no deal and is treated as an unlisted country.

You must get your dog, cat or ferret microchipped and then vaccinated against rabies before it can travel.

However, to allow effective contingency planning in the worst case scenario of the UK not being granted third country status, you’ll need to take the following steps to make sure your pet can travel after 29 March 2019:

You must get your dog, cat or ferret microchipped and then vaccinated against rabies before it can travel. Your pet must have a blood sample taken at least 30 days after the rabies vaccination. You’ll need to talk to your vet about whether you need a rabies vaccination or booster before this test.
Your vet must send the blood sample to an EU-approved blood testing laboratory.
The results of the blood test must show that the vaccination was successful (Your pet must have a rabies antibody level of at least 0.5 IU/ml).
You must wait 3 months from the date the successful blood sample was taken before you travel.
You must take your pet to a Official Veterinarian (OV), no more than 10 days before travel to get a health certificate.
If there’s no deal, pet passports issued in the UK would not be valid for travel to the EU.

You should contact your vet at least 4 months before you plan on travelling to any EU country.

A successful blood test is only required for first time travel to an EU country. This is provided that your pet’s rabies vaccinations are kept up to date with boosters before the expiry date of the previous vaccination.

Your pet health certificate would be valid for:

10 days after the date of issue for entry into the EU
4 months of onward travel within the EU
re-entry to the UK for 4 months after the date of issue
On arrival in the EU, pet owners travelling with their pets would be required to enter through a designated Travellers’ Point of Entry (TPE). At the TPE, the pet owner may be asked to present proof of microchip, rabies vaccination and the blood test result alongside their pet’s health certificate.

Repeat trips to the EU
Pets that have previously had a blood test and have an up-to-date rabies vaccination do not need to repeat the blood test. Your pet will need a health certificate for each trip to the EU.

To get a new health certificate you must take your pet to an OV no more than 10 days before you travel. You must take proof of:

your pet’s vaccination history
a successful rabies antibody blood test result
Return to the UK
Your pet must have one of the following documents when returning to the UK:

an existing EU pet passport (both for UK and EU citizens)
the EU health certificate issued in the UK used to travel to the EU
a UK pet health certificate (issued outside the UK for travel into the UK only)
Check the routes before you travel. On existing approved routes your documents and microchip will be checked. If you’re not travelling on an approved route talk to your vet about what preparations you need to make before travel.

There will be no change to the current requirements for pets entering the UK from the EU after 29 March.

Travel from countries that are not free from tapeworm (Echinococcus multilocularis)
You’ll need to take your dog to a vet between one and five days before returning to the UK for an approved tapeworm treatment.

You do not need to treat your dog for tapeworm if you’re coming directly to the UK from Finland, Ireland, Malta or Norway.

UK nationals living abroad
If you’re living in Europe and are planning to travel with your pet using a UK-issued pet passport, you should speak to your local vet. They’ll be able to help you understand the impact of Brexit and ensure you’re compliant with EU Pet Travel Regulations.

If you have a pet passport issued by an EU member state, you can use it to bring your pet to the UK.

To return your pet to an EU country from the UK, you’ll need to ensure it has a successful rabies antibody blood test.

If your pet has a successful blood test before leaving the EU you will not need to wait the 3 months before travelling.

Post #760428 23rd Feb 2019 7:17pm
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Hendrix



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Looks to me like typical newspaper scaremongering, not a Guardian reader but guess they are probably anti Brexit.

Post #760500 24th Feb 2019 7:40am
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boxoftricks



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We will all wake up and still be alive.......but don’t tell that to the national press Wink

Post #760509 24th Feb 2019 8:26am
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Zed



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Not scaremongering, just government advice if travelling after the 29th.

Only applicable in event of no deal and to those that actually travel.



Also there may be some requirements for those travelling with a trailer.

Trailer registration
From 28 March 2019, you must register commercial trailers weighing over 750kg and non-commercial trailers weighing over 3,500kg before they can travel to or through most EU and EEA countries.

You can voluntarily register non-commercial trailers that weigh over 750kg but there is no legal requirement to do this.

Details here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/trailer-registration

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v8steve



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i think it will all smooth over as it is a 2 way street.
this time next year we will all be in the way of how ever things turnout. 110 xs s/wagon
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Post #760602 24th Feb 2019 7:15pm
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Hendrix



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Allways need to be mindfull of extreme scenario but unlikely to happen even with no deal. We hit the road for a couple of months in Europe after Easter, including dog, so will soon see.

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