Quarantine to remain for N American pets
THE government is to retain quarantine restrictions on domestic animals imported into Britain from North America because of the incidence of rabies in the USA and Canada.
The exclusion of North America comes after a 1998 report to the government said rabies was “endemic to wildlife in North America”.
The government announced it was abolishing quarantine for animals from certain countries in 2001.
- Passports for pets “coming soon”, FWi, 16 March, 1999
- Abolition of anti-rabies quarantine “on the cards”, FWi, 02 September, 1998
- Financial Times 30/03/99 page 11