Unfortunately, the Eurostar does not allow pet owners to bring their pet from the UK to France. The Eurotunnel does allow pets. The Eurotunnel is a train service where cars and trucks cross the English Channel. If you don’t have a car, that’s where Le Pet Express can help! No matter where you are in the world, taking the Eurotunnel and using the Le Pet Express shuttle creates the most affordable route to cross the English Channel with your pet. Whether you’re traveling with your pet to the UK, France or anywhere else in Europe or arriving from the USA, there are options available.
Dog and Cat Vaccination Requirements
- A microchip inserted prior to or on the same day of its rabies vaccination
- Current rabies vaccination
That’s it! No kidding. Rabies booster vaccinations must have been completed prior to the previous vaccination expiration date. If not, your pet will be considered as a new first time vaccination. First time rabies vaccinations state they must be completed at least 21 days before arriving in the EU.
In France, the minimum vaccination for both dogs and cats is 12 weeks.
France accepts the UK Health Certificate and an EU issued pet passport from any EU country. No British issued pet passports are accepted by France when traveling with your dog or cat to France.
UK Health Certificates can be filled in by any vet globally. Your vet must not fill it out no sooner than 10 days before you travel. It is valid for 4 months of travel within the EU or returning to the UK. Please ensure your vet stamps every page of the UK Health Certificate even if the page is blank.
An EU (non-British) issued pet passport
EU issued pet passports can be obtained in any EU country. For an EU (non-British) issued pet passport, only vets in the EU can update. Your British vet could only have updated it prior to 1 January 2021. If your British vet updated your pet’s passport after 1 January 2021, it is no longer valid and your pet cannot travel to France on it. /www.gov.uk/
Tapeworm treatment does not apply for dogs or cats when entering France from the UK.