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Bringing your dog to spain

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:54pm
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Nicola 44

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Hi just looking for advise and people's experiences of bringing there dog to Spain and also if anyone is planning too in the next few months. 

Were looking at moving out in October, I have been reading up on jabs passport etc that they need just wanted to hear how other people have got on with it 

Many thanks 

John99andrew

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:58pm

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Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:58pm

I think you will have to speak to DEFRA   In the uk thing may change at the end of December ( that is if you are planning staying over here for a long period 

Nicola 44

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:06am

Nicola 44

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Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:06am

John99andrew wrote on Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:58pm:

I think you will have to speak to DEFRA   In the uk thing may change at the end of December ( that is if you are planning staying over here for a long period 

We're relocating in October :-) 

John99andrew

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:06am

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Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:06am

Nicola 44 wrote on Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:06am:

We're relocating in October :-) 

If you are moving here permanently with your dog go to the vets and they will sort everything that you will need, pet passport blood tests etc

slipperyuno

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:40am

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Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:40am

We have travelled back and forth to Spain normally by car via the tunnel (and more recently by private jet Spain to UK).

If you are travelling to Spain before 31st December 2020 the process is very simple. Microchip, up to date rabies injection and passport. See link below.

https://www.gov.uk/take-pet-abroad/pet-passport

Procedure after 1st January will be clearer once Brexit has been agreed. 

L181SKY

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:45pm

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Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:45pm

The only thing that will change is that after Dec your pet will need a fit to travel certificate ,more money!     You are relocating in October ,you just go to the vet, they will make sure all the jabs are up to date, you will need the Rabies jab,as we don’t have rabies  in U.K.  BUT, You MUST get to the vet quickly as, you Need the TITRE test done to make sure your dog is fully protected against rabies. A month after the test they will take blood to make sure your dog has developed enough antibodies against the disease. If you don’t go now,and the titre fails you need another month till it does work!         I hope this helps.  

jtp890

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:07pm

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Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:07pm

Hi

The last post was wrong. If your travelling out in Oct 20 you only need the current uk pet passport, this will give you a return to UK even after Dec 31 20. Post Dec entry to EU will possibly require the rabies proof as stated, but this is a current assumption final aggreement with EU may differ.

James

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Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:13pm

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Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:13pm

Forgot to say, we travel to Spain twice a year, use ferry to Spain, 1 overnight on ferry and then one on route in Spain, usually 3.5 hrs in, just south of Burgos , J99 on motorway, dog friendly hotel, good local walks, then a 6hr drive following day to Huercal Overa.

Planning to travel out early September. May switch to Spanish issued EU pet passport whilst in Spain, as much cheaper to use spanish vet.

James

L181SKY

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:21pm

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Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:21pm

jtp890 wrote on Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:13pm:

Forgot to say, we travel to Spain twice a year, use ferry to Spain, 1 overnight on ferry and then one on route in Spain, usually 3.5 hrs in, just south of Burgos , J99 on motorway, dog friendly hotel, good local walks, then a 6hr drive following day to Huercal Overa.

Planning to travel out early September. May switch to Spanish issued EU pet passport whilst in Spain, as much cheaper to use spanish vet....

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James

Oh well I’ll delete mine then. 😏.  .what part of my post was wrong?      Meant to say we travel to Spain from Scotland twice a year too.     So why would you change the passport issuer to EU use Spanish vet

jtp890

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:00pm

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Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:00pm

Hi

Reference rabies blood test this is not required for travel to EU prior to Jan 21, and UK only require current pet passport for return after Dec 20. If you take out a Spanish pet passport this will then suffice for all travel in the future. The cost of the Spanish passport would br less that what you paid for the blood tests, spanish vets are less than 50% of the cost in UK. We pay 15E for our fitness to travel inspection including all entries in passport, charge in northern france 40E

Do you have any recomendations for overnight stop in Spain

James

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