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Route change for horses in no-deal Brexit

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By Josh Loeb

Horses from the UK will no longer be allowed to enter continental Europe through Dutch seaports after a no-deal Brexit, Defra has confirmed.

The department clarified the situation after discussion of the issue at the British Equine Veterinary Association congress last month.

Border inspection posts (BIPs) at Dutch seaports will not be allowed to accept UK horses, but the one at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport will.

Roly Owers, chief executive of World Horse Welfare, told Vet Record: ‘They’ve …

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