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Traveling With Pets in the EuroTunnel

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If you need to travel between the United Kingdom and the European continent and you don’t want to take a flight, you may want to consider taking the Eurotunnel.

EuroTunnel

Dubbed one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Channel Tunnel connects Folkestone, England to Coquelles, France (near Calais). Specially-built trains, or shuttles, travel at about 90mph and carry cars, motorcycles and other vehicles through the tunnel. If you’re travelling with your pet, he would stay with you in your vehicle for the 35-minute trip.

Over 1 million cats and dogs have traveled via the Eurotunnel. Pets can travel every day of the year. Assistance dogs travel for free. There are outdoor pet exercise areas at each terminal as well as a dedicated staff to help you with your pet care needs.

Since the Eurotunnel facilitates travel to and from the European Union, all pets must comply with the PETS Travel Scheme per the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). Please review this checklist:

If you’re travelling from the UK to France, contact:

Eurotunnel Le Shuttle
Victor Hugo Terminal
Ashford Road
Folkestone, England CT18 8XX

Tel: +44-844-335-3535
Email: customer.relations@eurotunnel.com

If you’re travelling from France to the UK, contact:

Eurotunnel Le Shuttle
Charles Dickens Terminal
Coquelles, France 62231
Tel: +33-810-63-03-04
Email: customer.relations@eurotunnel.com

Sources:
Eurotunnel Pet Policy: http://www.eurotunnel.com/uk/tickets/travelling-with-your-pet/
Eurotunnel Facts: http://www.eurotunnel.com/build/
Eurotunnel Contact: http://www.eurotunnel.com/uk/mobile/contact-us/
Eurotunnel Pet Exercise Areas: https://www.eurotunnel.com/uk/blog/Pets-Corner/A-round-of-apaws-for-our-upgraded-pet-exercise-areas/
Eurotunnel Group (Corporate): http://www.eurotunnelgroup.com/uk/eurotunnel-group/operations/le-shuttle/
American Society of Civil Engineers: http://www.asce.org/People-and-Projects/Projects/Seven-Wonders/Channel-Tunnel/

 

 

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