Pets abroad

Pets on campsites

Each site decides if it is willing to accept pets. If pets are allowed and are covered for travel to that country under the PETS Travel Scheme, the price is given in the price panel.

Certain dog breeds, such as pit bull, rottweiler and Staffordshire bull terrier may not be allowed on campsites, by law. Please ask before considering taking these or similar breeds of dog.

Please note that pets are not usually allowed in site accommodation such as mobile homes and chalets and not on any tours featured in this brochure.

All animals must be kept under control and should be on a lead when outside of the unit. Be sure to follow any campsite rules on pets, in particular paying attention to cleaning up after your pet if accidents occur and to using any designated dog walking area, where provided.

Travelling with pets

The PETS passport scheme allows travel abroad with your dog or cat without them being placed in quarantine upon your return. Only cats, dogs and ferrets are included in the scheme, so you should check what rules and restrictions apply to other pets travelling abroad with you, especially any quarantine regulations affecting their return to the UK.

Legal restrictions apply to the EU Pet Passport scheme and documentary evidence of vaccination and veterinary inspections is required. Your pet must be inspected by vets, both in the UK before departure and abroad before your return (most vets in France are not open on Sundays and Mondays). Ensure you are fully aware of the regulations before planning your journey. Some members recommend asking your vet about heartworm which may be more prevalent among dogs on the continent than those in the UK and also asking about treatment against ticks.

You should read the PETS Travel Scheme Fact Sheet, available from the PETS Helpline; call 0870 241 1710, email quarantine@animalhealth.gsi.gov.uk or visit www.defra.gov.uk/wildlife-pets/

We also recommend that you make use of our partner – dogs away – which can guide you through the process and make arrangements for you, including the essential vet’s appointment on the continent, prior to your return.

Contact dogs away helpline by email contact@dogsaway.co.uk or visit their website www.dogsaway.co.uk