Travelling to France: visa, passport, pets...?

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British travellers are entitled to travel to France simply by presenting their passport.

Every traveller must have a valid passport. It is the passenger's responsibility to establish his or her own individual requirements with the country of entry and re-entry.

To France you need either:

  • a valid passport, or
  • a national identity card for all travellers (adults, children, babies)

British citizens do not need a visa to enter France. Driving licences are not accepted as equivalent of passports.

How to travel to France with your favorite pets ?

Before travelling with your pet, ensure you to :

  • Vaccinations and certificates up-to-date
  • A valid DEFRA Pet Passport (or third country certificate)
  • Water and a bowl as well as any familiar toys or bedding

When you are back into the UK, your pet (cats and dogs) :

  • has been microchipped
  • has a pet passport or third-country official veterinary certificate
  • has been vaccinated against Rabies
  • has a tapeworm treatment. The treatment must have been carried out 24 - 120 hours before arrival in the UK. (No longer required for cats and ferrets)

More details by clicking on the following link about carrying with pets back to the UK : www.gov.uk/take-pet-abroad

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