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Old Jun 30th 2011, 2:33 am   #1
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It looks like the process to get pets ready to travel into the UK without quarantine is going to get much easier.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ts-Europe.html
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Old Jun 30th 2011, 3:43 am   #2
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Makes it easier, doesn't it.
Chip them and get a rabies shot 21 days before traveling from the sound of it.
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This is fantastic news so pleased you posted this JG after my last trip to the UK I realised that if Mum needs me and I have to go back for a length of time I needed to get Puss sorted to come back with me I was actually going to find out about getting him a pet passport today funnily enough so this is Great
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This is fantastic news so pleased you posted this JG after my last trip to the UK I realised that if Mum needs me and I have to go back for a length of time I needed to get Puss sorted to come back with me I was actually going to find out about getting him a pet passport today funnily enough so this is Great
Isn't it just? What a timeline difference...26 weeks down to 3!

When I came to live in the US you had no choice...pets had to be quarantined for 6 mths...then DEFRA kicked in...how times change.
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I hope this takes off a lot of the stress for those moving back to the UK with their pets. An international move is stressful enough........and I know that making sure my dog was ok & up to date with the DEFRA regs was the most stressful part of the move.
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Thank you for posting this information. I have three cats and in the back of my mind always worried if I left South Africa what I would do as its so expensive to put them into quarantine for 6 months. They already have microchips and are vaccinated yearly for rabies as we live in KwaZulu Natal where rabies is endemic.
I emmigrated to SA in 1980 and in 1983 very nearly returned to the UK except I had two beautiful cats that I didn't want to leave behind. Had several kitties since then.
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Isn't it just? What a timeline difference...26 weeks down to 3!

When I came to live in the US you had no choice...pets had to be quarantined for 6 mths...then DEFRA kicked in...how times change.
I remember my old kitty back on the 90's had to stay in Newmarket for 6 months under quarantine, thanks god the UK has finally come to their senses this has been very much over due.
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Thanks so much for posting this.

Ironically our three animals just had their blood samples taken yesterday! I phoned our carrier, Jetpets, and the blood tests have been cancelled. We had a vet visit at home so we still have to pay for that, but we have saved $200 per animal.

They had just picked up the information about 5 minutes before I called.

Whoever actually does the tests will be losing a lot of business!
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so we can take our pets, but not our wives....

aaaand the UK keeps getting stranger!
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Never heard of a spouse carrying the rabies virus
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Excellent news! Thanks for posting.
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Default new defra rules2012 for taking pets back to uk

be sure to check out DEFRAs website, if your taking your pet home..there are new policies coming for 2012

http://www.defra.gov.uk/wildlife-pets/pets/travel/
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