The EU parliament has approved new legislation designed to make the administration process of non-commercial transport of pets easier.
(PRWEB UK) 2 September 2013
It has been reported in Expat Forum that the EU parliament has approved new legislation designed to make the administration process of non-commercial transport of pets easier. This will include making online information for pet owners clearer. It also prohibits people from crossing borders with more than 5 pets at once. Pet owners will also be expected to present an authorised veterinarian document and anti-rabies vaccination details alongside other information on the animal’s health, when the legislation becomes applicable. This is expected to happen 18 months after it is published in the EU Official Journal.
Since pet passports were introduced 10 years ago, increasing numbers of people have taken their pets abroad with them. It is estimated that there are 64 million cats and 66 million dogs in the EU, with 1 in 4 households having a pet.
As part of their comprehensive overseas moving services, Interdean specialise in pet relocation to a range of destinations around the world. As such, the specialists have shared their thoughts on the benefits of the new ruling.
“It’s great to hear that it will soon become easier for people to move between EU countries with their animals. Many expats choose to take their animals with them when they move to another country. At Interdean, we understand the stress that can fall upon both pets and their owners when separated which is why our pet relocation services ensures the quickest route and most comfortable journey for your animals.”
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