Government issues updated guidance in event of no-deal Brexit

The Government has issued updated guidance for owners of horses, ponies and other equines on the preparations they need to make in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

If the UK leaves the EU on 31 October without a deal:

  • equines travelling from the UK to the EU may need to undergo additional blood tests, which will need to be carried out within 30 days or less of travelling to satisfy EU regulations
  • owners will need to consult with a vet at least six weeks before they are planning to travel
  • all equines will need an Export Health Certificate in order to travel to EU states, instead of current documents, and will need to enter the EU via a Border Inspection Post (BIP)
  • most equines will also need a Government issued travel ID document, as well as their existing equine passport

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The BEF has been in close consultation with the government, vets and other equine leaders to make sure our members are well prepared for the departure date of 31 October.

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