Pet Passport, UK to France [2022 Complete Guide] (2023)

France is a popular destination for those living in the UK, as it is so easily accessible with many routes available. Whether you are planning on visiting France for a holiday, or are relocating there, you don’t have to leave your pets behind!

Taking pets from the UK to France is pretty straightforward. As of the 1st January 2021, you are not able to obtain an EU pet passport in the UK. Prior to this date, dogs, cats and ferrets in the UK were eligible for an EU Pet Passport which allowed them to travel freely within the EU. However, since Brexit the rules have changed. in 2021, your pet will require a microchip, rabies vaccination and an animal health certificate (unless you have a pet passport issued in the EU). Dogs will also require a tapeworm treatment. Secondly, you will need to organise travel. Traveling in a car on either a ferry or on the Eurotunnel is the easier option, however it is possible to fly with your pet to France. We will use the term ‘pet passport’ to describe the documents required to travel with pets.

In this article, we will discuss in detail the process of taking a pet from the UK to France. Additionally, we will walk you through how to obtain a pet passport to travel from UK to France and all the documents required.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

    1. What is an EU Pet Passport? What if I do not have one?
    2. What pet species can get a Pet Passport for UK to France?
    3. What is the process of getting a Pet Passport UK to France?
      1. Visit to the vet
      2. Organise travel
        1. Traveling by car
        2. Traveling by air
    4. What are the requirements for a Pet Passport UK to France?
      1. Microchipping
      2. Rabies vaccination
      3. Animal health certificate
      4. Tapeworm treatment
      5. Rabies titer test / rabies blood test
      6. CITES permit
    5. How much does a Pet Passport UK to France cost?
    6. Taking pets other than dogs, cats and ferrets to France from the UK
    7. Which dog breeds are banned from entering France?
    8. Can I take my puppy or kitten from UK to France?
    9. Can I take my pet in the plane cabin with me?
    10. Can I take my pet on the Eurotunnel with me?
    11. Bottom line

What is an EU Pet Passport?

An EU Pet Passport is a compilation of documents that your pet needs in order to cross borders within the EU. With an EU Pet Passport, dogs, cats and ferrets are able to travel throughout the EU without enduring a quarantine period. Pets will require a microchip and rabies vaccination and health certificate at minimum, proof of both is needed in order to obtain an EU Pet Passport. All documents must be issued by an official veterinarian within the EU. Essentially, a pet passport demonstrates that your pet is fit and healthy to travel.

The documents required to travel with pets depends on which country you are travelling from, and which country you are travelling to. Each country has different rules and requirements to export and import pets. Requirements and restrictions also vary between pet species. We will discuss the requirements to travel from the UK to France in detail below.

As of 2021, due to Brexit, you can no longer obtain EU pet passports in the UK. Therefore, you will need an animal health certificate to leave the UK with your pet. Once you enter the EU you can obtain your pet’s EU Pet Passport.

What if I do not have an EU Pet Passport?

If you do not have an EU pet passport, do not worry. Your pet can still travel from the UK to France without one. Instead, your pet will need the following:

  • Microchip
  • Rabies vaccination
  • Animal health certificate
  • Tapeworm treatment (dogs only)

We will discuss these in detail below.

What does an EU Pet Passport contain?

An EU Pet Passport contains all the documents required to travel with your pet. It will basically prove that your pet is fit and healthy to travel.

An EU Pet Passport contains the following information:

  1. Details of ownership (name, address, passport number, telephone, etc.)
  2. Description of the animal (name, species, breed, date of birth, etc.)
  3. Official veterinarian’s details
  4. Microchip information
  5. Rabies vaccination certificate
  6. Rabies antibody titer test results
  7. Parasite treatment records
  8. Additional vaccination and treatment records
  9. Pet photo (optional)

At minimum, your EU pet passport will contain those listed 1-5. These are compulsory in order to travel within the EU. Those listed 6-9 are potential requirements that your pet may need if you are traveling outside the EU.

All records are signed and stamped by your official EU veterinarian with official stickers from the medication used.

Please note that due to Brexit, it is possible that your dog may also require a rabies titer test as of 2021. This will be a requirement in the case of a no deal, as technically the UK will no longer be part of the EU.

What pet species can get a ‘Pet Passport’ for UK to France?

Currently, under the Pet Travel Scheme, only dogs cats and ferrets are able to obtain EU Pet Passports.

However, this doesn’t mean that you aren’t able to take other pets from the UK to France with you. If you wish to travel with a bird, rabbit or even a lizard, you will simply need alternative documents in order to travel. We will discuss this in detail below.

For more information on the Pet Travel Scheme, check outWhat is The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS)? [2021 GUIDE].

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What is the process of obtaining a Pet Passport to travel from UK to France?

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VISIT THE VET

You will need to visit the vet to obtain an animal health certificate. Your pet will also need a microchip and rabies vaccination.

Before booking an appointment, make sure that your chosen vet is an ‘official veterinarian’ (OV). Not all of them are. Only OV’s will be able to issue an animal health certificate for your pet.

At your appointment, your vet will administer your dog, cat or ferret with a microchip and rabies vaccination, if your pet hasn’t already had them. They will also perform a basic health examination to ensure your pet is healthy enough to travel. Once the veterinarian is satisfied that your pet is ready for travel, they will review all the paperwork and complete your pet’s animal health certificate.

Once in your destination EU country, your pet can visit the vet there to obtain their EU Pet Passport. These can no longer be issued in the UK due to Brexit.

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ORGANISE TRAVEL

You will then need to figure out how you are traveling from the UK to France. The easiest option is to travel by car, however you can also travel by air. Traveling by air is far more complicated as airlines have very specific rules and regulations when it comes to traveling with pets. Some airlines may even prohibit certain pet species, and breeds from boarding their planes.

Travelling from UK to France in a car

If you are planning on taking your dog from the UK to France in your car, there are two main options:

  1. Board a cross channel ferry; or
  2. Pass through the Eurotunnel.

Whichever option you choose, be sure to let the company know that you will be bringing your pet with you. It is best to do this well in advance to ensure for a smooth journey.

When traveling across travel, dogs generally must stay in your car or in a pet travel carrier. Therefore, for the comfort of your dog it is best to choose the shorter ferry rides during warmer months.

If taking the Eurotunnel, it costs an extra £19 per pet, with most ferries also charging a similar price.

For more detailed information on how to take pets on the Eurotunnel check my articles for dogs, cats and ferrets.

Travelling from UK to France by air

Traveling from the UK to France by air is far more complicated than traveling by car. This is because airlines have strict rules, regulations and restrictions when it comes to traveling with pets. Many airlines will not allow pets to travel on their planes at all, however there are some that will.

Traveling via air is far more expensive too, as you will need to pay extra to ship your pet. The price varies between airlines, and depending on the weight and size of your pet.

1. Before booking your flight, be sure to check out different airline’s policies to ensure that you are able to take your pet with you.

Some airlines may allow your pet to travel in the cabin with you, where others will require pets to travel in the cargo area of the plane. If you have a small dog or cat, then you may be able to take them in the cabin with you. However, if you have a large dog then he will need to fly in the cargo.

2. When booking your flight, inform the airline that you will be bringing your pet with you.

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Do this as soon as you book your flight, as airlines often have limitations on how many pets they can ship at any given time.

3. Be sure to get an appropriate travel carrier and get your pet used to spending time in it.

Different airlines have different size and weight restrictions when it comes to pet travel carriers. Be sure to check those of your chosen airline. If traveling in the cabin of the plane, the carrier must be small enough to fit underneath the seat in front of you.

To ensure that the journey is as stress-free as possible for your pet, ensure they are comfortable in their travel carrier.

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What are the requirements for a ‘Pet Passport’ UK to France?

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In order to get a Pet Passport for UK to France, your dog, cat or ferret requires the following:

    1. Microchip
    2. Rabies vaccination certificate
    3. Animal health certificate

REQUIREMENT 1: MICROCHIPPING

All dogs, cats and ferrets must have a microchip in order to travel from the UK to France.

A microchip is a electronic chip that holds a unique number traceable with a chip reader. It is place just under your pet’s skin in between its shoulder blades.

We recommend that this is the first step in the process of obtaining a UK to France pet passport. This is because if your pet isn’t microchipped before they get their rabies vaccination, then the vaccination may not be valid. This would therefore mean your pet would have to get vaccinated again.

REQUIREMENT 2: RABIES VACCINATION

All dogs, cats and ferrets must be up to date on their rabies vaccinations.

In order to travel from the UK to France, you must be able to prove that your pet has had their rabies vaccination within the past year, but at least 21 days before your arrival in France.

REQUIREMENT 3: ANIMAL HEALTH CERTIFICATE

In order to take a pet outside of the UK, you will require an animal health certificate. You do not require an animal health certificate if your pet has an up to date EU pet passport issued in Northern Ireland or an EU country.

You must take your pet to your vet to get an animal health certificate no more than 10 days before you travel.

The certificate must be signed by an official veterinarian (OV), so it’s good to check that your vet can issue animal health certificates. If they cannot, ask them to help you find an OV.

When you visit your vet, you’ll need to take the following:

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  • microchippingdate
  • vaccinationhistory

Your pet’s animal health certificate will be valid after the date of issue for:

  • 10 days for entry into the EU or Northern Ireland
  • 4 months for onward travel within the EU
  • 4 months for re-entry to Great Britain

Your pet will need a new animal health certificate every time you leave the UK.

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It may be possible that you require the following:

  1. Tapeworm treatment
  2. Rabies titer test / rabies blood test
  3. CITES permit

REQUIREMENT 3: TAPEWORM TREATMENT

If you are planning on returning to the UK after traveling to France, dogs will need a tapeworm treatment. This only applies for dogs.

All dogs must be wormed by a vet, with this recorded in their pet passport. This needs to be done between 5 days (120 hours) and 24 hours before returning to the UK, based on your arrival time in the UK. If you fail to have your dog treated within this time scale, then he or she may be put into quarantine for up to 4 months.

REQUIREMENT 4: RABIES TITER TEST

Currently, this is not a requirement to travel from the UK to France with a pet. However, due to Brexit, it may be as of 2021.

A rabies titer test is a blood test to see whether your dog’s rabies vaccination was successful. Your veterinarian will need to take a blood sample at least 30 days after the rabies vaccination, usually. The sample will then be sent to an EU-approved blood testing laboratory. The blood rest results must show that the vaccination was successful – i.e. your pet’s blood must contain at least 0.5 IU/ml of the rabies antibody. Usually, you must then wait 3 months from the date of the blood sample before travel.

REQUIREMENT 5: CITES PERMIT

CITES is the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

Only if your pet is an endangered species, you will need to apply for a CITES Permit.

If your pet is not a dog, cat or ferret, and especially if it is a turtle or parrot, you should verify that it is not protected under CITES. You can check whether your pet is protected here.

How much does a ‘Pet Passport’ UK to France cost?

The cost of a UK to France Pet Passport is usually around £60-£100. The cost is broken down into the following costs:

  • Microchipping – £0-20
  • Rabies vaccination – £0-20+
  • Animal health certificate – £110+

Firstly, different countries and veterinary clinics will have different prices for a pet passport. If you want to save some money, check the prices of a few different veterinary clinics. Some will also offer pet passport packages.

Additionally, some pets species may require more treatments and vaccines than others. For example, if you are returning to the UK after traveling to France, dogs require a tapeworm treatment.

If your pet already has a microchip, and a recent rabies vaccination, you will probably pay less for your EU Pet Passport. This is because you will only be paying for the health check and the documents.

For more information on the cost of an EU Pet Passport, check How much does an EU Pet Passport cost in 2020?.

For information on how to get free microchipping in the UK checkHow to get Dog Microchipping for Free in the UK [2020].

Taking other pet species from UK to France

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France does not have any travel restrictions on invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents and rabbits. You will simply need a health certificate from your vet in many cases. There are some additional rules when it comes to taking birds to France from the UK.

You are permitted to bring up to 5 birds as long as you have no intention to sell, rehome or transfer ownership in any way. All birds traveling from UK to France will require the following:

  1. A health certificate;
  2. Stay in a quarantine facility for 30 days prior to transport;
  3. Avian influenza H5 vaccine at least 60 days before transport; and
  4. Tests forH5N1 PCR with negative results.

Which breeds are banned from entering France?

Mastiff and Boerbull breeds and their crosses are prohibited from being imported to France.
France prohibits the import of the following breeds without pedigree certification:

  • Staffordshire Terriers
  • American Staffordshire Terriers
  • Tosa
  • Rottweilers

These breeds must be a registered pedigree and crossbreeds are not permitted.
Owners of class 2 dogs must conform to import regulations above. Owners must have insurance to protect against liability. Your dog must receive approval from the local town council, have a detention permit, have behavioral evaluations and be leashed and muzzled when in public.

Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]

Can I take my puppy or kitten to France from the UK?

Yes, as long as your puppy or kitten is at least 4 months old. This is because France requires dogs and cats to be vaccinated against rabies, which can only be administered to pets over the age of 3 months. You must then wait 21 days after the vaccination, before entering France. Additionally, proof of age should be available.

Can I take my dog or cat in the Eurotunnel with me?

Yes, the Eurotunnel allows dogs, cats and ferrets to travel with their owners from the UK to France. You will need to organise travel beforehand, and pay a £19 fee.

What if I lose my Pet Passport?

If a passport is lost or stolen, it can be replaced as long as you have evidence of the animal’s vaccination record and blood test result (if applicable). Both records must also show your pet's microchip number. Details of the lost or stolen passport, including its serial number, country and date of issue (if known) should be recorded on the Pet Passport Control Sheet. We recommend that you scan photos of your pet passport in case you lose it.

Can I take my pet in the plane cabin with me?

It is a possibility yes. If you are the owner of a small dog or cat, then you may be able to take them in the cabin with you. However, only some airlines will allow this.

Bottom Line

Taking pets from the UK to France is pretty straightforward. You will need to obtain an animal health certificate. This involves getting your dog, cat or ferret microchipped and vaccinated against rabies at an official veterinarian (OV). If you are taking another pet species with you, then they will not need a microchip or rabies vaccination, but you will need an animal health certificate at minimum. Once you arrive in your destination EU country, you can visit the vet to obtain an EU Pet Passport.

Traveling from the UK to France with pets in a car is far simpler than flying. This is because airlines have strict rules and regulations to follow when traveling with pets. If you are planning on flying with pets to France, ensure you select an airline that will permit the transport of your pet, and plan your trip well in advance.

Hope you have found this helpful. Happy travels!

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  • How Much Does an EU Pet Passport Cost?
  • How to get an EU Pet Passport [GUIDE]
  • How Much Does a Dog Passport Cost in the UK?
  • What is The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS)? [GUIDE]

FAQs

Does France accept UK pet passport? ›

An EU pet passport, issued in Great Britain, will be invalid to travel from UK to France from the 1st January 2021. However, it will still be valid from France to UK if issued before the 1st January 2021. At the French Pet Reception also bring either your pet's Animal Health Certificate or EU Pet Passport.

How do I get a EU pet passport UK 2022? ›

What are the requirements of obtaining an EU Pet Passport and how long will each take?
  1. Microchipping.
  2. Rabies vaccination.
  3. Rabies titer test / rabies blood test.
  4. Tapeworm treatment.
  5. EU animal health certificate.

Can I take my dog to France 2022? ›

Your animal must be identified by an electronic transponder.

You must get your pet microchipped before, or at the same time as, their rabies vaccination. The anti-rabies vaccination must be valid at the time of travel in compliance with the provisions of Annex III of Regulation (EU) 576/2013.

What paperwork do I need to take my dog to France? ›

Travel Requirements
  • Microchip. Your dog will need to be microchipped on or before the date of their rabies vaccination and the number on their microchip must match the number on their documentation. ...
  • Rabies Vaccination. ...
  • Pet Passport or Animal Health Certificate. ...
  • Transport Options. ...
  • Car Safety. ...
  • Comfort for Everyone On Board.
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What paperwork do I need to take my dog to France from UK? ›

What are the requirements for a Pet Passport UK to France?
  1. Microchipping.
  2. Rabies vaccination.
  3. Animal health certificate.
  4. Tapeworm treatment.
  5. Rabies titer test / rabies blood test.
  6. CITES permit.

Do I need a pet passport to take my dog to France? ›

Obtaining a France pet passport to take dogs to France is pretty straightforward. Firstly, you will need to get them an EU Pet Passport. This involves getting your dog microchipped and vaccinated against rabies at the vet.

How do I apply for a French passport for my dog? ›

You can get a European pet passport for your dog, cat or ferret from any authorised vet (permitted by the relevant authorities to issue pet passports). A pet passport is valid for life as long as your pets rabies vaccination is in date.

How do I get a European pet passport UK? ›

You can get a pet passport from a vet authorised to issue them in Part 1 listed countries. If your vet does not issue pet passports, ask them for the nearest one that does or contact the Animal and Plant Health Agency. When you get a pet passport you'll need to take: your pet.

How much does a EU Pet Passport cost UK? ›

The price for a complete EU Pet Passport in 2022 can cost anywhere between €20 and €448+. The price is broken down into the following compulsory and potential costs: Pet microchipping.

Can I still take my dog to France after Brexit? ›

Your pet must have one of the following documents when returning to GB from the EU: An EU pet passport (issued in the EU, or in GB before 1 January 2021) The AHC issued in GB used to travel to the EU – which you can use up to 4 months after it was issued.

Are UK pet passports still valid? ›

You can still use a pet passport issued in an EU country or Northern Ireland. Instead, pets travelling from Great Britain to an EU country or Northern Ireland will need an Animal Health Certificate (up to five pets on one certificate). Your pet must: Have a functioning microchip.

How do you travel with a dog 2022? ›

Your dog's travel carrier must fit under the seat directly in front of you. The carrier must be leak-proof and well ventilated. The carrier must be free of tears, cracks or breaks. Up to 3 dogs may travel in the same carrier, provided they do not exceed the permitted dimension/weight restrictions.

How much does a French pet passport cost? ›

An EU pet passport issued in France will cost between €15 to €20, and can be used for up to 28 trips.

Do I need an animal health certificate for France? ›

You must get an animal health certificate in the 10 days before you enter the EU as long as your pet either: has an up-to-date rabies vaccination already. only needs booster doses to keep the vaccination up to date.

Does my dog need worming before going to France? ›

The treatment must have been given no less than 24 hours and no more than 120 hours (5 days) before you arrive. The treatment must: be approved for use in the country it's being given in. contain praziquantel or an equivalent proven to be effective against the Echinococcus multilocularis tapeworm.

How long does it take to get a pet passport UK? ›

Pet passports (Animal Healthcare Certificates) can be issued within 24 hours if applied between Monday to Friday. An animal health certificate can only be issued ten days prior to travel. However, if your pet has received their rabies vaccination, you must wait 21 days before you can travel anywhere.

Can I take dog biscuits to France? ›

Dog Food And Treats

You aren't allowed to take meat based or milk based dog food including treats into the EU unless you have written confirmation from your vet that your pet requires a certain dog food for medical reasons. You can't take packs that weigh more than 2kg.

How much is a AHC certificate? ›

On average, an AHC will cost between £100-£150 which will include the consultation and reviewing all the paperwork. However, this will not include the additional costs of: vaccinations needed. microchipping.

Do dogs need passports to France on ferry? ›

You will need to present your dog's passport, Animal Health Certificate, and/or tapeworm certification according to the above-mentioned rules. You will not typically be asked to take your dog out of the vehicle, but you will be asked to scan your dog's microchip, which you can do yourself using the handheld device.

What documents do I need to take my dog to Europe? ›

When you arrive in the EU, you will have to visit a Travellers' Point of Entry and show official proof of your pet's AHC, microchip, vaccinations and tapeworm treatment (if required) before being allowed to travel further.

Why was my dog's EU pet passport not accepted on UK to France ferry? ›

The last vaccination must have been done by a vet accredited in the EU” and that if the last one was done in the UK this invalidates the EU passport.

Is it worth getting EU pet passport? ›

If you plan on living in or traveling to the European Union with your pets, it makes sense to get the proper documentation. An EU Pet Passport ensures that your pet meets all the requirements for travel across EU borders.

How long does it take to get a doggy passport? ›

Pet passports can be issued within 24 hours Monday to Friday. However, after your pet has received their rabies vaccination, you must wait 21 days to travel. Most people allow ample time to get their pets a passport, but it can be obtained in around 3 weeks to a month if needed. How do I get a pet passport?

How do I apply for an international passport for my dog? ›

How do I get a Pet Passport in the USA?
  1. #1 Book an appointment with the vet. ...
  2. #2 Apply for USDA endorsement / stamping. ...
  3. #1 Rabies vaccination (dogs, cats and ferrets) ...
  4. #2 Health certificate. ...
  5. #3 USDA endorsement. ...
  6. What are common requirements to enter another country? ...
  7. #1 Pet microchipping. ...
  8. #2 Rabies titer test.

What do I need for an EU Pet Passport? ›

Obtaining an EU pet passport for your dog, cat or ferret is simple. Your pet will just need a microchip, rabies vaccination, a health check and animal health certificate. Once you have your pet passport, you can travel through borders with ease.

How much does a UK pet passport cost? ›

The cost for a UK 'dog passport' can range between £125-£340: Microchipping – £0-20. Rabies Vaccination – £15-60+ Animal Health Certificate – £110 (approximately)

How long does an EU Pet Passport last? ›

It remains valid for four months for onward travel within the EU and return to the UK, but a new certificate is needed for each trip from Great Britain to the EU or Northern Ireland.

What countries accept pet passports? ›

Pets can also travel to and from other neighboring countries with their passports such as Andorra, Croatia, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican City State.

How much is a pet travel certificate UK? ›

How much does a animal health certificate cost? An Animal Health Certificate costs £180*( This is the consultation and includes reviewing & finalising all your documents. Any vaccinations or medications required in addition will incur additional charges). A microchip is £16.28 and will only need to be implanted once.

How long does a UK pet passport last? ›

The passports are valid for life as long as you keep up to date with your pet's rabies vaccination. A rabies booster vaccination is required every 3 years. We will send you a postal or email reminder that your pet's rabies vaccination is due, followed up if necessary by a telephone call prior to the expiry date.

When did UK stop dog Licences? ›

The dog licence was abolished in 1987 after which a series of consultations led to the dog control measures contained in the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and to the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.

What airlines are flying pets in 2022? ›

The following major US-based airlines welcome pets to fly in 2022. However, only Alaska, American, and Hawaiian will transport companion animals in cargo. Delta and United, which accepted pets in cargo prior to the pandemic, suspended the service in 2020 due to staffing shortages and changing schedules.

How much does it cost to fly a dog 2022? ›

It can cost as much as $1000 to fly your pet this way. Flying as checked baggage is easier (usually between $200 to $400), while you can budget between $50 to $250 for an in-cabin trip.

Which airline is the most pet friendly? ›

Most pet-friendly U.S. airlines
  • American Airlines: Best for West Coast travel.
  • United Airlines: Best for East Coast travel.
  • Delta Airlines: Best for small pets.
  • Southwest Airlines: Best for cheap pet fees.
  • JetBlue: Best for pet amenities.
  • Allegiant Air: Best for pet check-in process.

Can I make my own pet passport? ›

Traveling with pets is possible, but it does require extra planning research to pull off an international trip with Fido or Fluffy in tow. Just like humans, pets need their own passports to become world travelers. They may need additional documents, too. Here's what you need to know to get your pet travel-ready.

How much does it cost to fly a dog to France? ›

The fee for pets in the cabin on flights to Metropolitan France is 40 EUR; within the Caribbean is 30 EUR; in Europe or between Europe and North Africa or Israel is 55 EUR; between metropolitan France and Cayenne, Fort-de-France, Pointe-à-Pitre, and Saint-Denis de la Réunion is 55 EUR; and on all other flights is 125 ...

What does France require for proof of vaccination? ›

This means that as of yesterday, all tourists need to prove that they have been vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease or provide a negative COVID-19 test result carried within 48 hours in order to be permitted access to the following places: Cafes, restaurants, and bars.

Is a health declaration form required for France? ›

Travellers no longer need to present a sworn declaration that they are not infected with COVID-19 and pledge to take an antigen test or biological exam upon arrival in France.

Where can I get a health certificate for travel? ›

To secure a Medical Travel Clearance

Determine the Health Center Cluster assigned to your District. Check the doctor's schedule assigned to your barangay. Go to the Health Center assigned to your barangay.

Can I take canned food to France from UK? ›

Allowed items: Most processed, canned, and sealed foods (providing they don't contain animal-derived products) Powdered milk for babies and infants, and baby food (up to a total weight of 2kg) Honey (small quantities for personal consumption only)

Do I need to take an antigen test before travelling to France? ›

you no longer have to provide a sworn statement that you are not infected and that you pledge to undertake an antigen test or biological examination when you arrive on French soil.

Do dogs have to wear muzzles in France? ›

According to the SNCF's own rules, yes, dogs should be muzzled on trains unless they are little dogs travelling in a bag (!) or a sealed case. An exception is made for guide dogs.

Is UK pet passport valid in EU? ›

From 1 January 2021, EU pet passports issued to a pet owner resident in Great Britain are no longer valid for travel with pets from Great Britain to an EU country or Northern Ireland.

Is UK pet passport valid after Brexit? ›

Any pet passports issued in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales), including the Channel Islands and Isle of Man, are now invalid for travel to an EU country or Northern Ireland. You can still use your pet passport if you are travelling to another EU country and your passport was issued in: an EU country. Andorra.

Can I still use my UK pet passport? ›

You can no longer use a pet passport issued in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) for travel to an EU country or Northern Ireland. You can still use a pet passport issued in an EU country or Northern Ireland.

Is it worth getting EU Pet Passport? ›

If you plan on living in or traveling to the European Union with your pets, it makes sense to get the proper documentation. An EU Pet Passport ensures that your pet meets all the requirements for travel across EU borders.

Can I take my dog to France from UK after Brexit? ›

Your pet will need a new Animal Health Certificate for each trip to the EU. So long as you can prove they've been microchipped and they're up to date with their Rabies vaccination, you'll need to visit your Official Vet 10 days before the date you intend to travel.

Can I take my pet to France after Brexit? ›

Your pet must have one of the following documents when returning to GB from the EU: An EU pet passport (issued in the EU, or in GB before 1 January 2021) The AHC issued in GB used to travel to the EU – which you can use up to 4 months after it was issued.

Can I take my dog to France on Eurotunnel? ›

With Eurotunnel, your pet stays in the car with you. You don't have to worry about leaving your pet alone and you are there to comfort him / her throughout the whole journey. It's the perfect way to travel!

Can I take my dog on a ferry from UK to France? ›

Travelling with your pet

As part of the DEFRA Pet Travel Scheme (PETS), we provide safe transportation for your pets onboard our ferries. On our Dover to Calais and Dover to Dunkirk ferry crossings, pet bookings must be made in advance of travel and there is a charge of £15 per pet each way.

How do you complete a pet passport? ›

Here's the process:
  1. #1 Book an appointment with the vet. ...
  2. #2 Apply for USDA endorsement / stamping. ...
  3. #1 Rabies vaccination (dogs, cats and ferrets) ...
  4. #2 Health certificate. ...
  5. #3 USDA endorsement. ...
  6. What are common requirements to enter another country? ...
  7. #1 Pet microchipping. ...
  8. #2 Rabies titer test.

How do I get an international pet passport? ›

How to Get a Pet Passport in 4 Steps
  1. Step 1: Research and confirm the requirements, based on your destination and method of travel.
  2. Step 2: Visit your vet to get your pet up-to-date on all the necessary vaccines and procedures.
  3. Step 3: Get your pet's travel certificate certified by the USDA, if necessary.
14 Jul 2016

What has replaced the pet passport? ›

An AHC, or Animal Health Certificate, is the travel documentation that replaced the pet passport travel scheme when Britain exited the European Union.

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