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PETS Travel Scheme

Taking your pets to France or Spain by ferry

If you love your holidays but always feel sad at the prospect of leaving behind your four-legged friend, then Brittany Ferries have the answer.

With the PETS Travel Scheme and as approved carriers for cats, dogs and ferrets under said scheme, taking your pet to France or Spain couldn't be easier.

Take your pet to France from just £16.50

From just £16.50 your cat or dog can travel on any of our routes to France, in the comfort of your own car. If travelling to Spain the cost is £69 return which includes kennel accommodation.

Deciding when best to travel

The safety and wellbeing of your pet is the most important thing to consider when travelling. Choose a sailing time which is best suited to your pet's needs. For example, some dogs are more prone to heatstroke than others and so it is best to avoid travelling on hot days. The best time of day would therefore be overnight or first thing in the morning when the temperature is cooler.

Dogs which are more susceptible to overheating tend to be very old or young, have thick, heavy coats or have very short flat faces - such as pugs and bulldogs. Dogs with certain medical conditions or on some types of medication are also more at risk.

We strongly recommend you visit your vet before travelling to get a pet health check to ensure your pet is fit to travel -especially if your dog is one which is more prone to heatstroke.

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!

PETS Travel Scheme Summary

What you need (EX UK)

A pet passport or third country certificate showing that the pet has been micro chipped and an up to date rabies vaccination or booster. Your pet may not leave or re-enter the UK until 21 calendar days have elapsed from the date of the rabies vaccination. The animal must also be a minimum of 12 weeks old before being vaccinated. Rabies boosters must be kept up to date. A muzzle is also compulsory.

What you need (EX Continent)

Dogs - A pet passport or third country certificate showing the dog has been treated against tapeworm not less than 24 hours, and not more than 120 hours before arrival in the UK.  Tick treatment is no longer required. A muzzle is also compulsory.

Cats & Ferrets - A pet passport or third country certificate is required. Tick and tapeworm treatment is no longer needed.

For full details please see the PETS Travel Scheme compliance checklist.

Holiday bookings with pets

If you are in the process of booking a ferry-inclusive holiday with us, please ensure you have chosen accommodation that accepts pets or your booking may be refused.

Prices for taking your pet to France or Spain

RoutePer pet (until 04/11/18)Per pet (from 05/11/18)
UK - France£16.50£25
France - UK£24.75£25
UK - Spain£29.50£39.50
Spain - UK£39.50£39.50

Watch our video about travelling abroad with your pet

View information by ship

As each one of our ships is different, our procedures may vary depending on where you're travelling to, and which ship you're travelling on. We've therefore prepared a ship specific guide for each member of our fleet. Please click on the links below to find out more: