Benefits of taking your pet on holiday
- Avoid the worry associated with leaving your pet behind
- Avoid the stress of kennel accommodation on your pet
- Save on kennel costs
- Enrich your holiday activities
- Quite simply because you will enjoy it and make some great memories!
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Brittany Ferries will do the utmost to ensure that checks are done appropriately at our ports, however, if you experience a problem with your documentation upon entry into the UK or Ireland, then any related costs for either the quarantine of or re-export of your pet will be entirely your own responsibility.
PETS Travel Scheme Compliance Checklist
Here's what must be checked by pet owners and vets to ensure compliance with the Pet Travel Scheme.
If any of these details are incomplete or incorrect, then the animal will be refused travel. A muzzle is also compulsory on all routes.
Since 1st January 2012, the rules for bringing a pet dog, cat or ferret into the UK have changed. The most up to date information with regard to these changes can be found on the DEFRA website.
Section 3 - Identification of animal
The microchip number: The microchip number of the animal must be identical to the microchip number on the pet passport.
The date of microchipping: The date of microchipping MUST be shown as being before the initial vaccination against rabies.
Section 4 - Vaccination against rabies
All boxes must be completed:
- Manufacturer and name of vaccine
- Vaccination date and expiry date
- Signature and stamp of authorized vet
The voyage to the UK must take place before the 'valid until' date of the last booster vaccination.
The vaccination must be done after the microchipping.
The length of the waiting period before entry to the UK is 21 days after the first vaccination date. A waiting period is not required for subsequent entries into the UK, provided rabies boosters are kept up to date. If the vaccination is in two parts the 21 day wait will be from the date of the second vaccination. Travel from the UK is also not permitted until 21 days have elapsed.
Section 5 - Rabies Serological Test - Not required since 01/01/12
Section 6 - Tick Treatment (Continent to UK only) - Not required since 01/01/12
Section 7 - Tapeworm Treatment (Continent to UK, dogs only)
All boxes must be filled in:
- Manufacturer and name of product
- Date of the treatment in the upper box
- Time of the treatment in the lower box
- Stamp and signature of the vet
Dogs - The treatment must have been carried out 24 - 120 hours before arrival in the UK.
Cats/Ferrets - No longer required.