• Tripartite Agreement involving the three countries reinstated
• Domestic measures remain in place for any trainer within the current Surveillance Zone
The British Horseracing Authority is very pleased to announce that racehorses are once again able to travel in to and from Great Britain, France and Ireland without the need for extra certification.
Additional requirements had been introduced following the outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease earlier this month – with a guide made available on britishhorseracing.com – but the European Commission amended its control measures last Friday, with the Tripartite Agreement between Britain, France and Ireland reinstated. France Galop also lifted its restrictions earlier this week.
Intra-Trade Animal Health Certificates for horses exporting to other Member States no longer require the special endorsement that related to Foot and Mouth Disease and Certificate 5585EHC is no longer required for horses travelling from Great Britain to Northern Ireland.
With Defra maintaining a Surveillance Zone around the affected premises in Surrey, any trainer lying within this Zone and wishing to have runners must still carry out necessary biosecurity measures when transporting them.