Travel Information

Travelling with your dog, cat or ferret

Q&A

  • Can I travel on the ferry with a pet?

    Yes, and ferries are a particularly pet-friendly means of transport often offering dedicated facilities for pet owners such as pet lounges, kennels, and pet-friendly cabins.

  • What do I need to do to take my pet to the EU or Northern Ireland?

    You will need to contact your vet at least one month before your travel date to ensure that your pet has had the correct vaccinations and you have the right documentation.

    On 1 January 2021, Great Britain became a Part 2 listed third country in the EU Pet Travel Scheme, this means that when taking your pet to the EU or Northern Ireland:

    • your pet must be microchipped
    • your pet must have had up-to-date rabies vaccinations at least 21 days before travel
    • dogs have had tapeworm treatment if you’re travelling directly to Finland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Norway or Malta
    • you must obtain an animal health certificate(AHC) from an official vet 10 days before travel. This is valid for 4 months for a single trip to the EU / Northern Ireland
    • you must enter the EU / Northern Ireland through a designated Traveller’s Point of Entry(TPE), where your pet will be checked.

    There is no change to the pet travel health requirements for entry into Great Britain, Great Britain continues to accept EU pet passports.

    Detailed guidance from the Government on pet travel can be found here.

    Click here for our advice on travelling safely with your dog.

     

  • Can I book my pet cat into a kennel on a ferry?

    Yes, cats are accepted in on-board kennels. These must be booked in advance.

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