Everyone deserves a break – even your four legged friends! Before you travel, please read the information below so you and your pet can be assured of a happy and healthy trip away.
Pets can travel in your vehicle for the duration of the crossing or they can be placed in one of our onboard kennels (subject to availability) but must be pre-booked online. 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.
Stena Line is proud to have signed the Guide Dog Travel Charter, a code of ethics for the treatment of Guide Dogs and their owners by the travel industry. In accordance with the charter, guide dogs are entitled to free travel and have full access to the passenger areas on all Stena Line routes, vessels and ports. Hearing and autism assistance dogs also have full access at our ports and onboard our ships.
Please Note: Visit the Government website for the latest advice on travelling with a pet from Britain to any EU country after 31 January 2020.
If the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 31 January 2020, pet owners would need to visit their vet four months before travelling. They will need to ensure their pet has a microchip, an up-to-date rabies vaccination and a blood test to demonstrate sufficient levels of rabies antibody. The blood test needs to be carried out a minimum of 30 days after its last rabies vaccination (whether that’s a booster or initial vaccination) and a minimum of three calendar months before travel. A current EU pet passport issued in the UK will not be valid for travel to the EU. Instead, pet owners would need to apply an Animal Health Certificate no more than 10 days before travel. Stay updated!