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Condor Ferries is a United Kingdom (UK) based company that operates ferries between the UK, Guernsey, Jersey and France. If you’re travelling with a pet cat or dog, Condor Ferries pet travel policy 2024 allow pets on board with foot and car passengers sailing within the UK and Channel Islands. In fact, Condor Ferries kindly allows pets to travel in your car free of charge for crossings in the UK, Guernsey and Jersey. There’s also pet friendly options with Condor Ferries for sailing to France with your pet. Read on for full details of the Condor Ferries pet policy 2024 for dogs, cats and other animals. You can also check out reviews by other pet travellers to find out about their experiences with Condor Ferries before you book.

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Pet travel between the UK and Channel Islands (CI) with Condor Ferries

For Condor Ferries within the UK (Scotland, England, Wales & Northern Ireland) and the Channel Islands of Guernsey and Jersey, you can take your pet in your car free of charge. Foot passengers, fear not, as you’re also allowed to take your cat or dog with you for a small charge of £11 each way.

If you’re travelling on foot your pet will need to be in a cage that meets RSPCA requirements for pet animals, which will be kept in a dedicated pet area on the car deck. The cage must be made of sturdy plastic or metal and not canvas or cardboard, which gives your pet plenty of space for food, water and familiar toys for the journey.

If you’re travelling by car with your pet they can stay in the car for the sea journey, but make sure you leave windows slightly open for fresh air, and also some water. Visits to the car deck during the journey are normally permitted, but you’ll need to be accompanied by a member of the ship’s crew, and it is dependent on weather conditions.

If you’re travelling on foot your pet will need to be in a cage that meets RSPCA requirements for pets, which will be kept in a dedicated pet area on the car deck. The cage must be made of sturdy plastic or metal and not canvas or cardboard, which gives your pet plenty of space for food, water and familiar toys for the journey. It’s also helpful to leave your pet’s favourite blanket or an item of your clothing, as the scent can provide comfort and ease anxiety.

If you’re travelling by vehicle with your pet they stay in your car for the crossing. Be sure to leave windows slightly open for fresh air.

Visits to the car deck during the journey are usually permitted, but you’ll need to be accompanied by a member of the ship’s crew, and it is dependent on weather conditions. So speak to a member of staff once you are on board. Only registered Assistance Dogs are permitted in the passenger lounges.

Condor Ferries between the UK and France with a cat or dog

Cats and dogs can sail between the UK, Channel Islands and St Malo in France at a cost of £20 each way, with vehicle passengers only. Foot passengers can’t take pets on crossings to and from France. Remember to ensure that your cat or dog meets the requirements of the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS).

Transporting horses and other large animals with Condor Ferries

Horses can travel with Condor Ferries Freight Services between the UK, Channel Islands and France. You can find more information about transporting horses here.

Transporting horses between the UK and Channel Islands requires a Customs Declaration stating the horse’s name and the studbook passport number of the animal travelling, regardless of whether the visit is for leisure or commercial purposes. If you’re transporting horses between the UK and France, a valid Health Certificate is required 24 hours prior to sailing.

Horses can be transported via high-speed or conventional ferry services, but high-speed vehicle limits are:

L 7.5m H 3.1m and W 7 tonnes

Remember to check that you have the necessary documentation for pet travel in Europe, and have a look at our recommendations to protect your cat or dog in a foreign country.

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