At Jetpets, our dedicated team of Pet Travel Consultants are on top of the very latest industry information and are constantly working with government bodies and organisations across the globe to ensure that we can move your pets as smoothly as we can to their new homes.
With this in mind, we would like to fill you in on some proposed regulatory changes for pets entering the European Union (EU,) including those travelling to the United Kingdom, coming into effect from December 29th, 2014.
Changes to the EU Pet Protocol include:
You, the pet owner, must now ensure that you enter the port of entry of your pet within 10 days (5 days either side) of your pet’s arrival.
Failure to comply with this specific entry window will now see pet owners incur VAT tax of 20% based on the cost of the airfreight as well as a nominal fee for your pet, (which is approximately $100.)
Not sure what this means for you and your pet?
Don’t worry! Your Jetpets Pet Travel Consultant will talk you through these changes and will work closely with you to ensure a smooth journey for your furry friend into Europe or the United Kingdom.
As we mentioned above, these changes are currently in their draft stages and we will keep you up to date with any further changes as they come to light.
If you have any questions in the meantime, or if you are planning an international trip in the future and just want to have a chat, please do not hesitate to contact a Jetpets Pet Travel Consultant on 1300 668 309.