Travelling with your pet

Pet cats, dogs and ferrets can be imported into Guernsey for non-commercial purposes from the other Channel Islands, the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man without restriction with the exception of dangerous dogs and hybrid cats and dogs descended from endangered species, and other places under the Pet Travel Scheme. The only approved route for pets travelling from France is via St Malo and the only approved carrier is Condor Ferries.  Condor Ferries require that passengers travelling with a pet also travel in a vehicle.

Ordinarily pets must be accompanied by their owner who is named in the pet's passport when travelling under the Pet Travel Scheme.  If a pet travelling under the Pet Travel Scheme is not accompanied by their owner but is accompanied by an authorised person the owner must complete a declaration for their pet's movement with that authorised person. 

NB, all animals imported into the Bailiwick of Guernsey from Third Countries must be pre-notified in writing to the Office of Environmental Health and Pollution Regulation. This guidance applies to people travelling to and from the EU with their pet cats, dogs or ferrets, including assistance dogs. Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales), including the Channel Islands and Isle of Man, became a Part 2 listed third country under the EU Pet Travel Scheme on 1st January 2021.


Pet Friendly Hotels, Restaurants, Bars etc

There are a  number of pet friendly establishments throughout the Bailiwick they are all noted in the Facilities & Amenities sections of their entry


Beach Restrictions

From the 1st May to 30th September inclusive dogs are not allowed on the following beaches; L'Ancresse/Pembroke, Petit Bot, Port Soif, L'Erée, Fermain, Vazon, Cobo, Herm's Shell Beach, Belvoir Bay, Fisherman's Beach, and the beach in front of the White House Hotel to the Herm Harbour Jetty.

There is also a voluntary ban for the Richmond (southern) end of Vazon throughout the year to protect wading birds who feed in the area. Wading birds are being monitored by the Environment Department with La Société Guernesiaise and RSPB Guernsey.