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Australia: Assistance Animals

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 154140, tabled on 14 April 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions officials in her Department have had with their Australian counterparts on the recognition of assistance dogs travelling from the UK.

Answered on

26 April 2022

To date, no such discussions have been held. We understand that Australia has regulations in place to manage biosecurity risks of bringing dogs into the country. While there are different entry requirements for assistance dogs, this entails additional administration to confirm a dog is a legitimate and certified assistance dog.