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Pet Travel Scheme: Northern Ireland

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 130197, tabled on 15 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether cats, dogs or ferrets being moved for non-commercial purposes from Northern Ireland to Great Britain will require a blood test and the results of that test before being moved, after the end of the transition period.

Answered on

23 December 2020

There will be no changes to the current pet travel health requirements for entry into Great Britain after the end of the transition period. There will be no requirement for pets to get a blood test for entry into Great Britain if they are travelling from Northern Ireland. This requirement only applies for movements from ‘Unlisted’ third countries.