Dear Adopters: I know that some of you were hoping to receive your new dogs very soon via a specially commissioned rescue flight to UK. At the instruction of the UK authorities, no exports from Cyprus into the UK via the TRACES system may take place until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
This is the directive I received this morning:
“Subject: Suspension of issuance of TRACES Health Certificates for animals destined for adoption to the United Kingdom. Regarding the above issue, at the request of the UK authorities, given the difficult situation resulting from COVID19 pandemic, the Veterinary Services in Cyprus immediately suspend the issuance of TRACES veterinary certificates for the cases of animals destined for adoption to the U. K. until further notice. Therefore, if any possible shipments to the UK have been scheduled, they should be cancelled-postponed.“
I sympathise particularly with those of you looking forward to welcoming a puppy into your family. I hope that our videos and updates will be some consolation to you while we all wait out this situation.
Please hang in there – your dogs are safe and loved by us!