How can I travel with my pet after Brexit?

All the information you need to help you prepare for travel with your pet after 1st January 2021 can be found on the UK government site.

The guidance below applies to people travelling between the EU, Great Britain and *Northern Ireland with their pet cats, ferrets or dogs, including assistance dogs.

From the 1st January 2021, Your pet must be microchipped and you will need to visit your vet it least 21 days prior to travel for a rabies vaccination. There are different requirements for pets entering Great Britain from certain third countries, such as a rabies blood test.

Dogs must be treated against tapeworm 24-120 hours before arrival, if you are travelling to a tapeworm free country.

No more than 10 days before your departure date you will need to visit your vet for an animal health certificate. This certificate can be used for onward travel within the EU for 4 months, including re-entry into Great Britain

*The new pet passport scheme will be applied for travel to Northern Ireland from the 1st October 2021.

Further information can be found on our pet page.

Our phone lines are currently very busy

Due to the recent UK and EU government announcements regarding changes to COVID-19 travel restrictions, we are currently dealing with an unprecedented number of calls to our contact centre team.

We kindly ask that in order to gain answers to your travel queries quicker, please first consider using our Help Centre above to find the latest travel requirements, entry rules and testing information needed prior to your departure.

If you wish to speak to an advisor regarding your booking, any amendments or cancellations you can contact us via the methods below. If your query relates to travel in more than 7 days time, please try contacting us again closer to your travel date. We’re working hard to assist those with immediate travel requirements. We thank you for your co-operation and patience at this busy time.


If you do prefer to contact us in writing, our postal adress is:

P&O Ferries
Channel House
Channel View Road
CT17 9TJ


Please send any questions or comments to: or submit an enquiry.


Contact our call centre on 01304 44 88 88 between 09:00 and 17:00 Monday to Sunday.

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