While this may seem an odd aspect on which to focus, as previously reported by ITIJ, people in the UK frequently display significantly more care for their furry and feathered friends than for themselves and each other, so it would not be a surprise if pet travel considerations were fairly far up the list of Brits’ post-Brexit concerns. And according to MoneySuperMarket, 67 per cent of pet owners do not know the effect that a no-deal Brexit could have on their pets’ existing passports, making this a timely intervention.
Presently, the European Union’s Pet Travel Scheme issues special pet passports that allow holidaymakers to travel throughout the EU with their pets, without the need for quarantine when re-entering the UK. This currently costs no more than £112.60. However, should the UK leave the EU without a deal in place, this could lead to a price rise of 152 per cent. Additionally, the planning time for a trip with pets would need to be at least four months, while currently the average traveller planning a trip with a pet starts thinking about it only 79 days in advance.
MoneySuperMarket has gathered various other findings on a dedicated web page that can be viewed here.