Journey logs

Date published: 15 August 2016

Last updated: 24 November 2021

TRACES NT replaced Traces classic on the 6 November 2021, a requirement of TRACES NT is an electronic Journey log (JL). The JL must be created and completed by the exporter/transporter/journey organiser at Section 1 and the keeper at the place of departure to complete Section 2. Please note the JL functionality is not available for DAERA staff or your aPVP on TRACES NT therefore they cannot create a Journey Log.   

In order to be able create a journey log the organiser/transporter/journey organiser will need to create an EU Login account, register on TRACES NT and request a role.

For help and guidance on getting registered with TRACES NT and how to create and update the JL please refer to the Journey Log user guide amended for NI users available via the DAERA website: TRACES NT – Animal Journey Log user guide – amended for NI users


The authorised Private Veterinary Practitioner (aPVP) is required to sign off the JL to state that it complies with the requirements of Regulation (EC) 1/2005. DAERA have offered assistance to the aPVP’s by continuing to approve paper copies of journey logs as a temporary support measure. This paper journey log will be IN ADDITION to the electronic version which must still be created to allow a certificate on Traces NT to be validated. We are proposing that you continue to use the DAERA normal application process for JL approval until more detailed training can be provided on the creation of a valid journey log. The Journey log application must be submitted within 2 working days in advance of the time of departure. We would recommend that it is submitted 3 working days in advance to allow time for any issues to be sorted.

The organiser/transporter/exporter still needs to create and complete the necessary sections of the JL module on Traces NT


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