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To: The Government / EU (George Eustace, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural)

Reinstate Pet Passports so Pets and Assistance Dogs can access EU without an AHC (£190 a trip)

Reinstate Pet Passports so Pets and Assistance Dogs can access EU without an  AHC (£190 a trip)

Reinstate the Pet Passport Scheme (lasts the lifetime of the pet, no extra cost, holds the Pet details of chip and vaccines)

Why is this important?

On the 1st January 2021 the UK was downgraded to Part 2 Listed Status for pet travel into the EU requiring getting a single travel Animal Health Certificate (AHC) from a vet at a typical cost of £190 (60 pages long!) so as to demonstrate that the animal does not have rabies.
The ridiculous paradox is that, unlike mainland Europe, the Uk is free of rabies and the AHC is even needed for travel to Northern and Southern Ireland who are also rabies free!
On a personal level I am registered as disabled and travel to Europe several times a year and will have to pay a extra £190 per trip for my assistance dog!
There appears to be little pressure from the vets to address this injustice as it is a licence for them to print money

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2021-09-07 14:44:23 +0100

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