European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has suggested that British planes may not be able to land in the EU if Brexit goes wrong.
And Mr Juncker said a four-day quarantine may be imposed on pet dogs and cats passing from the UK to continental Europe and again on their return journey. Speaking at a public meeting in Freiburg, Germany, Mr Juncker asked: “What’s going to happen to air traffic in Europe if everything goes wrong?
“British planes will not be able to land on the European continent.
“People didn’t know that. Someone should have told them beforehand.”
Mr Juncker said: “What I really regret in the context of Brexit is that there was no real Brexit campaign in terms of actual information in the United Kingdom.
“The people are finding out now – including British ministers and ministers on the continent – how many questions it poses, all the things we need to resolve.
“I ask myself what is going to happen to the 250,000 dogs and cats who leave the European continent each year. “Right now they just pass through the customs, all these dogs and cats coming to mainland Europe each year.
“There are lots of people in Europe who just want people and animals to just cross borders, but I think we are going to have a four-day quarantine.
“If you want to go to Brittany for eight days for holidays, then maybe you need to leave the dog or cat at home, or maybe you will stay home altogether.”