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Travelling With Pets/Animals


Can I take my pet to Europe?

 

Travelling between Britain and Ireland:

Yes, you can take your pet on all vessels to Europe without them being subject to quarantine laws on re-entry to the Ireland/UK. Your pet can travel in the car, in one of our onboard kennels or in a secure pet carrier case subject to availability but must be pre-booked. Pets, other than guide, hearing or autism assistance dogs, are not permitted in our Superfast Suites or cabins on Belfast-Cairnryan, Holyhead-Dublin and Fishguard-Rosslare routes. There is a maximum of 5 pets allowed per booking.

 

Please note: Certain breeds of dogs are more sensitive to heat/poor air circulation in vehicles. We would advise owners to take extra precautions and to use the kennel facilities where available.

 

Guide, hearing and autism assistance dogs have full access to the passenger decks on all Stena Line routes and vessels. All guide and assistance dogs must have the necessary paperwork when checking in at the port and must wear the correct harnesses and jackets at all times while travelling.

 

Travelling between Ireland and France on our Rosslare – Cherbourg route:

Yes, you can take your pet on our Rosslare – Cherbourg route free of charge when they travel in your vehicle or in one of our onboard kennels (subject to availability and must be pre-booked). Heated dog lodges are also available on this route but must be pre-booked (subject to availability) and cost £30 each way. Dogs lodges are situated on the Promenade Deck and allow access to your pet throughout the crossing. Not only can you visit your dog but you can also exercise them under controlled conditions. You must advise that you intend to bring a pet at the time of booking and in advance of travel. Pets (excluding guide, hearing and autism assistance dogs) will not be allowed in the passenger areas of the ship. Access to the car deck during the crossing is not permitted unless accompanied by a member of staff and at dedicated times during the crossing. Unaccompanied pets will not be permitted to travel. There is a maximum of 5 pets allowed per booking. Please be advised that you will need to ensure that your pet passport is up to date and that the Irish Department of Agriculture insist on the following treatments before travel. From 1 January 2012, all pets entering Ireland from another EU Member State (eg. France) must be:

1.   Identified by micro-chip (However a clearly readable tattoo applied before 3 July 2011 is also acceptable.)

2.   Vaccinated against rabies, at least 21 days before entry into Ireland

3.   In the case of dogs, treated against the tapeworm echinococcus multilocularis within a period not more than 120 hours and no less than 24 hours before the time of scheduled arrival in Ireland. (i.e. between 5 days and 1 day prior to entry.)

Veterinary certification of the above is to be contained in the EU Pet Passport or the Third Country Health Certificate (as currently).

 

More information available at - https://www.stenaline.co.uk/ferries-to-france/pet-travel

 

Stena Horizon dog lodge dimensions:

  • Width: 73cm Height: 80cm Depth: 95cm

 

 

Please note: Certain breeds of dogs are more sensitive to heat/poor air circulation in vehicles. We would advise owners to take extra precautions and to use the kennel facilities where available onboard our ships.

 

Guide, hearing and autism assistance dogs have full access to the passenger decks on all Stena Line routes and vessels. All guide and assistance dogs must have the necessary paperwork when checking in at the port and must wear the correct harnesses and jackets at all times while travelling.