Pet travel & passports
***Pet Travel Scheme for Pets travelling after March 29th 2019***
As you are aware, the proposed Brexit date is fast approaching. In the event of a no deal Brexit, from the 29 March 2019 at 11pm, there will be major changes to how pets can to travel to the EU from Jersey.
If there are no new developments, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, no new passports will be issued, and existing UK/ Jersey Pet Passports would cease to be recognised by the EU. For dogs, cat and ferrets to travel to the EU would require a rabies vaccination, a positive rabies blood test taken at least 30 days later, then a wait of at least three months from the blood test. Additionally, within 10 days of travel the pet must see a vet for an Animal Health Certificate (AHC). Please let us know in advance when you are intending to travel, as we will need to apply to the States of Jersey authorities for these documents. A separate certificate will be needed for each trip.
There are no planned changes to the current requirements for animals to move between Jersey and the UK.
Please be aware that further changes could happen at short notice. There could be a transitional period where measures continue as they currently are for a limited period. However, as it is, the above requirements will come into place on the 29th March. We will try and keep you informed of any developments but please get in touch if you have questions and let us know in plenty of time when you have an animal that will need certifying for export to the EU after 29 March 2019.
Any further questions should be directed to the Department of the Environment email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 441600
D John Hamilton
What is the Pet Travel Scheme?
As of 1st January 2015, the Pet Travel Scheme has changed. If you’re planning on taking your pet off island please call our administration team to discuss your requirements or alternatively download the documents below to find out more or visit the following websites:
Go to Defra’s website on Pet Travel for more information.
Go to States of Jersey Environment website for a local perspective.
Please choose from the downloads listed below