What will the blood testing requirements be?
The Commission listed the UK in Sanitary Group A in preparation for a no deal exit on April 12th. Although the UK’s listed status will need to be voted on again ahead of a no deal exit on October 31st, placement in Sanitary Group A would mean equines would need tests for:
- equine infectious anaemia within 30 days of travel for permanent moves
- equine infectious anaemia within 90 days of travel for temporary moves under 90 days of equines registered with a national branch of an international body for sporting and competition purposes
- equine viral arteritis within 21 days of travel for uncastrated male equines older than 180 days, unless they meet other specific vaccination requirements specified in the Model Health Certificate. These can be found in EU Commission Implementing Regulation 2018/659.