petPassport

Pet Passports

TAKING YOUR PET DOG OR CAT TO FRANCE

Before booking your ticket you must ensure that you will be able to bring your four-legged friend back into the UK.This will only be feasible providing your pet has been issued a passport under the Pet Travel Schemes (PETS).

The rules regulating the PETS changed on 1 st January 2012.

New Pet movement rules which makes travelling to and within the EU with pets cheaper and easier.

Under the new rules all pets still need to be vaccinated against rabies.

Pets from the EU and listed non-EU countries such as the USA and Australia no longer need a blood test and only have to wait 21 days before they can travel.

Pets from unlisted non-EU countries such as India, Brazil and South Africa are able to enter the UK if they meet certain criteria to ensure they are protected against rabies. This includes a blood test and a three-month wait before they may enter the UK.

Whilst animals must still be treated for tapeworm (Echinococcus Multilocularis), tick treatment for pets returning to the UK is no longer be required.

Entry rules for pets entering the UK from the EU and listed non-EU countries:

What has to be done Until December 2011 From 1 January 2012
Microchip Yes Yes
Rabies vaccination Yes Yes
Documentation (pet passport or third country certificate) Yes Yes
Blood test (dogs and cats) Yes No
Pre-entry waiting period Yes Yes
Length of waiting period before entry to the UK 6 months from date  sample taken for blood test 21 days after vaccination against rabies
Tick treatment Yes (24-48 hours before embarkation) No
Tapeworm treatment Yes (as for ticks) Yes

Entry rules for pets entering the UK from unlisted non-EU countries:

What has to be done Until December 2011 From 1 January 2012
Microchip All pets from unlisted third countries are licensed into quarantine for 6 months and vaccinated against rabies on arrival Yes
Rabies vaccination Yes
Blood test Yes.  Blood sample taken at least 30 days after vaccination.
Documentation ( third country certificate) Yes
Pre-entry waiting period Yes
Length of waiting period before entry to the UK 3 months after blood sample date
Tick treatment No
Tapeworm treatment Yes

 

Top 3 Tips:  Travelling the UK with a pet via France

  • Ensure that you book an appointment with a vet. Your pet must be seen by the Vet at least 24 hours before your intended date and time of departure for the UK;
  • Ensure that the vet enters the necessary information in the pet passport correctly – check that the date and time are accurate;
  • If travelling back via the Eurotunnel, before checking in make sure that you visit the pet check which is situated on the left of the entrance before you get your boarding pass (look out for the ‘paw’ sign!). There your pet will be scanned to ensure that its chip number matches its passport.  The officials will also check your pet’s passport to ensure that your pet has been vaccinated against rabies and received treatment against worms.

Finally your pet must travel back to the UK via an approved transport company on an authorized route.

UK/France routes by sea approved by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs/ Animal Health (last updated on 12 th May 2011)

France Boulogne Dover Speedferries, LD Lines (Also accept foot passengers)

Caen Portsmouth Brittany Ferries, P&O Ferries

Calais Dover P&O Ferries (Also accept foot passengers), SeaFrance

Cherbourg Plymouth Brittany Ferries

Cherbourg Poole Brittany Ferries

Cherbourg Portsmouth Brittany Ferries, Condor Ferries

Dieppe Dover LD Lines

Dieppe Newhaven LD Transmanche Ferries

Dunkerque Dover Norfolkline Shipping

Le Harve Newhaven LD Lines

Le Harve Portsmouth LD Lines (Also accept foot passengers)

St Malo Plymouth Brittany Ferries (Winter only)

St Malo Poole Condor Ferries

St Malo Brittany Ferries

 

UK/France routes by rail by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs / Animal Health

France Calais (Coquelles) Folkestone (Cheriton) Eurotunnel Shuttle Service

 

Finding a vet to treat your pet before you return to the UK:

NORD PAS de CALAIS (Boulogne and Calais area)

Clinique Veterinaire Maeva

15 rue Egalité

62230
Outreau

03 21 80 46 20

Deloziere Pierre

433 Route St Omer

62280 Saint Martin Boulogne

03 21 31 05 92

Favier Frederic

9 avenue Ferber

62250 Marquise

03 21 92 89 12

Clinique du Blanc Pignon

433 Route St Omer

62280 Saint Martin Boulogne

03 21 31 05 92

Cornille Alain

9 avenue Ferber

62250 Marquise

03 21 92 89 12

Delabre Caroline SCP des Veterinaires

24 rue Perrochel

62200 Boulogne sur Mer

03 21 31 51 51

Delroisse Yves et Frederic SCP

61 rue Porte Gayole

62200 Boulogne sur Mer

03 21 31 37 54

Florent Dominique

Le Badhuit

62280 Saint Martin Boulogne

03 21 92 64 12

Docteur Delval

Clinique Veterinaire Salines

11 Place Crevecoeur

62100 Calais

03 21 00 71 00

 

CAEN

Lefol Jean-Francois

26 rue Léon Lecornu

14000 Caen

02 31 93 09 74

Boderiou Yves

93 rue Bayeux

14000 Caen

02 31 23 87 14

 

DINARD / SAINT MALO

Point Yvon

55 Bis boulevard Féart

35800 Dinard

02 99 46 18 63

Clinique Veterinaire de la Croix Guillaume

1 rue Croix Guillaume

35800 Dinard

02 99 46 42 32

Clinique Veterinaire Pellet Pietracqua et Florin

58 avenue Miroir aux Fées

35400 Saint Malo

02 99 81 94 51
LE HAVRE

Avril Francois

125 avenue René Coty

76600 Havre (Le)

02 35 42 00 23

Leroux Valerie

100 rue Mar Joffre

76600 Havre (Le)

02 35 42 43 97
DUNKERQUE

Bouquet

129 Route Moeres

59380 Coudekerque Village

09 62 54 00 71

Clinique Veterinaire Deberg Michel

9 rue Paul Machy

59240 Dunkerque

03 28 21 01 28
DIEPPE

Veterinaire Diep Off

33 rue Louis Fromager

76200 Dieppe

02 35 40 07 27

Lamaiziere Declercq Emond

avenue des Canadiens les Vertus

76550 Saint Aubin sur Scie

02 35 84 27 35

Declercq Patrick

20 ave Libération

76370 Neuville lès Dieppe

02 35 82 04 75