To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether owners of more than five (a) cats, (b) dogs and (c) ferrets will be required to obtain a health certificate for that group of animals before travelling from (i) Northern Ireland to Great Britain and (ii) Great Britain to Northern Ireland after the transition period.
11 January 2021
Under the legal framework of the pet travel regulations, pet owners cannot take more than five cats, dogs or ferrets to the EU or Northern Ireland in any one movement unless the owner is attending or training for a competition, show or sporting event. The owner must also show proof of registration for the event when they travel. The animals themselves must also be; attending the event or training, be over 6 months old and comply with all other pet travel rules.
If a pet owner wishes to take more than five pets to the EU or Northern Ireland for another reason, they must comply with the rules governing the commercial movements of dogs, cats and ferrets.
There will be no changes or new requirements for pets entering Great Britain from Northern Ireland after the transition period, and this limit does not apply to these movements.