Eurotunnel

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  1. Biggles

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    I have just looked at using the Eurotunnel for our next trip. They want £17 for each dog in the van, yet there is nothing in the way of paperwork that they need to do.

    Does anyone just not bother declaring their dogs on the way out? After all what business it of Eurotunnel what pets you have in your van

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    documentation is checked on the return journey. To ensure your dog has have the correct treatment within the prescribed dates.
     
  3. Biggles

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    Yes I know that but we won't come back on the tunnel. I know they have work to do in the ferry links and cant see a problem with paying for that service, but going out theres no restriction.
     
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    It'll be something to do with net immigration. A French poodle, for example, leaving the country counts as one less foreigner here. Blame UKIP. :)

    PS. To be fair they should charge more when a British breed leaves, foreign breeds should free, and the reverse of course on return.
     
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    My Ferry charge nothing to France but DOUBLE on return to England for dogs.
    When comparing return costs I found although P & O were slightly dearer for the MH they were cheaper overall as they only charge single rate for dog on return.
    So out on My Ferry, back on P & O.
     
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    You might get away with it. It depends if you want to risk it for the sake of a few quid.

    When your boarding pass prints you hang it in your windscreen. It says on it if you are travelling with dogs.

    If someone spots that you have dogs with you but the pass says you haven't paid for them they just won't let you travel and you will lose the cost of the fare. So really you're gambling the whole cost of the fare against an extra £17 or whatever. Up to you really.
     
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    We returned through the tunnel last Sunday, and I was surprised how lax security seemed. While I saw them opening and checking the boots of cars, they just asked us if there was just 2 of us and for confirmation that we had no pets

    We did wonder if they use technology to screen for body heat as you queue to load
     
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    We asked the question why the charge.

    We were told it is not a charge by the Ferry Company but by DEFRA to help fund the Pet Passport scheme. The money goes to the Gov Department not the Ferry/Tunnel operator.

    That is why you cannot use Tesco vouchers to pay for your Pet when travelling through the tunnel.
     
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    iy is likely that you will get spotted as we travelled over 3 weeks ago wnd as normal we were pulled to one side for the gas check. the difference this time was that the attendant checked and signed the boarding pass. of course the dog wanted to say hello as she reached in for it.

    unless you are going to hide the dog, and risk being accused of having something to hide.

    i agree its a rip off but for £17 are you going to risk spoiling your break.
     
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    That’s about the size of it.

    Four of us went through the tunnel a couple of weeks ago carrying firearms (on the way to a competition in France). The only question we were asked was “do you have gas on board”. The answer was “no” and off we went.

    If we had been asked if we had anything to declare, the answer may have been different (although we had the correct paperwork to back up our items).

    To try and get a pet through without openly declaring it would be unwise, in my opinion. All vehicles are scanned for heat signatures, so you would be +1 which would not go down well.

    Brian
     
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    What weapons did u take as have been considering taking my shot guns to my friends place in France just not sure the rules
     
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    The firearms were small bore rifles (.22lr). Documentation needed is a FAC (Firearms Certificate), a European Firearms Certificate and a letter showing the invitation to the competiton.

    I think it's different for shotguns, I took one to Portugal many years ago, from memory you only needed your shotgun license. But you would be better checking that out with plod, I am way out of date with that.

    Brian
     
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    Thk u for the reply
     
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