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Travel with your pet to Holland

Bring your pet abroad with Stena Line

Travel with your dog
Bring your Pet abroad with Stena Line

Don't leave one of your family members at home! You and the whole family, including your pet can travel with Stena Line to Holland and the continent. You can choose for your pet to travel in your car or in kennels that are available onboard the ship.

Onboard Kennel

There are a limited number of places available in the onboard kennel that must be booked in advance of travel online or by calling the Stena Line call centre on 0844 770 7070. Pets can travel inside your vehicle however; we recommend that dogs should be placed in the kennel. 

Our onboards kennels are available in three sizes:

  • Large kennels: 97cm x 94cm x 100cm (H x W x D)
  • Medium Kennels: 64cm x 108cm x 100cm (H x W x D)
  • Small kennels: 65cm x 50cm x 100cm (H x W x D)

In Vehicle

If your pet is travelling inside your vehicle you must ensure that:

  • Your pet at all times remains inside your vehicle.
  • The ventilation inside your vehicle is good and the pet's welfare is well catered for.

Make sure your pet has a valid passport

To allow your pet to return to the UK with Stena Line, they must have a valid Pet Passport. This involves your pet being fitted with a microchip, vaccinated and blood-tested against rabies. This will take some time, so be sure to plan well ahead.

It is important that you check the EU regulations to the Pet Travel Scheme by visiting or by calling 0870 241 1710. Please note that if you travel abroad with your pet without meeting the regulations of the Pet Travel Scheme, your pet may be placed into quarantine on its return to the UK for up to 6 months.

Guide Dogs

Guide dogs are permitted to accompany their owners onto the passenger decks, and are also allowed into their cabin during the crossing.

Please contact Stena Line a few days before you travel on 0844 770 7070 so that we can advise staff on board the ship.

Terms and Conditions
Stena Line terms and conditions of carriage of pets

  • You are responsible for ensuring the animal's welfare during the crossing.
  • All pets must travel inside a vehicle or in the onboard kennel and remain there throughout the crossing.
  • We recommend that dogs should travel in the provided onboard kennel and Stena Line cannot be held responsible for any material or immaterial damage that may arise from not using our kennel facilities
  • It is your obligation to ensure that all conditions for EU pet travel and the UK Pet Travel scheme (PETS) are met. Stena 
  • Line cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of the information given.
  • Should your pet not meet the conditions of the EU pet travel and the UK Pet Travel scheme (PETS) the animal is liable to be held in UK quarantine for a period of up to 6 months or be re-exported.
  • Stena Line is obliged as an accredited PETS carrier to verify your documentation on travel to the UK and will refuse the carriage of your pet if the documentation is in breach of the PETS rules.
  • If you are planning to quarantine your pet in the UK you will be fully responsible for all arrangements and cost associated with this procedure. You will need to produce the relevant documentation to Stena Line prior to carriage.
  • Stena Line cannot be held liable for any cost material or immaterial in connection with non compliance with EU pet travel and PETS rules.

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