Stena Line guide to travelling with pets video - August 2009*
*Please note that the above video was shot prior to the introduction of our new Superferries on the Harwich to Hook of Holland route so the pet facilities shown in the video differ to those currently available onboard. For current options for transporting your pet on our Superferries click here.
The Stena Line definitive step-by-step video guide to taking pets on holiday to Holland by ferry.
The Stena Line pet travel video featuring Eddie the dog and his owner Jason Towler offers information about the Defra developed Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) that enables dogs, cats and ferrets to travel to and from Europe without quarantine.
PET TRAVEL SCHEME REQUIREMENTS
- Have the pet micro chipped - before any of the other procedures for PETS are carried out, the pet must be fitted with a microchip so that it can be properly identified
- Have the pet vaccinated - after the microchip has been fitted the pet must be vaccinated against rabies. There is no exemption to this requirement, even if the pet has a current rabies vaccination
- Arrange a blood test - after the pet has been vaccinated, it must be blood tested to make sure that the vaccine has given it a satisfactory level of protection against rabies.
- Get PETS documentation (an EU pet passport) - before the pet enters the UK, it must be treated against ticks and tapeworm. The pet must be treated against ticks and tapeworms not less than 24 hours and not more than 48 hours before it is checked in with an approved transport company for its journey into the UK
- Arrange for the animal to travel with a Defra-approved transport company on an authorised route (eg with Stena Line)
For a full detailed list of pet travel scheme requirements view the Defra prepared pets checklist
Read the pet travel video transcript
Please note: Information featured in video was correct at time of production. The PETS scheme was updated in 2012 full details of the updated scheme can be found on the DEFRA website www.defra.gov.uk