I went to see the vet last week and was informed that the restrictions on bringing pets into the UK have been lightened.
All you now need to do is ensure your pets are micro-chipped and have had the rabies vaccination, and you are pretty much good to go. You have to wait 21 days after the rabies vaccination before you can take your pet abroad but it is no longer necessary to have a blood test and wait until 6 months after the test to take your pet abroad and be allowed to bring it back in.
There are a couple of other requirements such as tick treatments and seeing a vet within 210 (approx) hours of bringing your pet back in to the UK, but suffice it to say, the restrictions have been greatly relaxed.
For all of you animal lovers out there who like to take your pets on holiday with you to France, give us a call or look at our website www.southfranceholidayvillas.co.uk to book a pet-friendly villa!
If you would like full details of these changes, please check http://www.defra.gov.uk/wildlife-pets/pets/travel/pets/ as I have just passed on what I heard from my vet.