Britons still face EU red tape when travelling with their furry friends amid ongoing pet passports row 

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  • Eurocrats reject UK’s latest bid to have UK pet passports recognized
  • Brussels will not allow UK pets into the EU without a vet’s certificate
  • These certificates can cost up to £180 and are only valid for four months

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Eurocrats have rejected Britain’s latest bid to have UK pet passports recognized, meaning holidaymakers still face Brexit red tape when traveling to the bloc.

Leaked minutes of talks last month show Brussels will not allow British pets to travel to the EU without a veterinary certificate.

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They can cost up to £180 and are only valid for four months, so regular travelers have to cough up more than once.

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Eurocrats have rejected Britain’s latest bid to recognize UK pet passports, meaning holidaymakers still face Brexit red tape when traveling across the bloc

According to a memo from a meeting last month seen by the Granthshala, EU officials rejected a demand from British negotiators that the EU recognize its own pet passport.

Brussels said such recognition is ‘only available to non-EU countries that are dynamically aligned with the EU animal health regime or are working towards such dynamic alignment’.

British officials said UK animal health regulations already meet the bloc’s standards as they have not changed since Brexit. An exception has already been granted for guide dogs.

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