August was a record-breaking month for Eurotunnel as a total of 54,501 pet trips were recorded. As a result, since 2000, the total number of pets aboard Le Shuttle has exceeded 3.7 million.
According to a survey of Eurotunnel customers traveling with pets over the past three years, 61.5% of these customers frequently take their dogs abroad.
An important factor in this decision, apart from the quick journey, is that Eurotunnel allows you to stay with your pet for the duration of the journey. Le Shuttle allows passengers to stay in the vehicle with their pets for the 35-minute leg from Folkestone to Calais.
In addition, Folkestone and Calais have pet receptions offering 24-hour complimentary pet check-in service and pre-trip assistance. Some facilities have playgrounds with artificial turf and disposable bags.
Eurotunnel Le Shuttle charges a fee of £22 each way for pets. This includes dogs, cats and ferrets. Rabbits, rodents, birds, invertebrates, amphibians and reptiles can also travel with a veterinary certificate. However, registered guide and assistance dogs can travel free of charge.
Ideally, your pet’s vaccinations should be up to date. Additionally, an EU Pet Passport issued in the UK is not valid for his travel to the EU, so an Animal Health Certificate (AHC) is required. A DEFRA pet travel document is also required.
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