All the information you need to know if you are travelling with your pet.
- Travelling by ferry with a pet
If you are travelling with your 4-legged friend, you will be happy to know that all ferry companies allow pets on board, but certain regulations apply.
Passengers must specify at the time of booking that they will be travelling with a pet.
Your pet must have an valid pet passport.
Pets cannot travel unaccompanied.
Pet owners are responsible for their pet’s care, safety and hygiene.
Pet owners are solely responsible for any possible harm or damage caused by their pet to any third party.
Visually impaired passengers may travel with their guide dog, in accordance with the national (Law No. 376 of 25 August 1988), international and EU regulations (Article 11.5 of Regulation (EU) No. 1177/2010), at no extra cost but the ferry company/travel agent must be informed at the time of booking.
Depending on the company and ship you are travelling with, you will find special facilities (kennels) on board for dogs and cats, while some companies also offer a specific number of cabins where pets are allowed (pet cabins). Other pets such as hamsters, birds, rabbits are allowed also but must remain in their carriers/cages at all times.
Pets are not allowed indoors (bars, restaurants and other public areas) or in vehicles (unless you have booked camping on board), while access to the vehicle deck is forbidden during crossings. While walking on the open decks, pets are required to wear a muzzle and be on a leash, accompanied by the pet owner or guardian. The pet owner or guardian is held fully responsible for the care, safety and hygiene of the pet and for adhering to all laws and regulations related to the above.
Cabins where pets are allowed are indicated as PET CABINS in the online booking system.
Pet Travel Declaration Questionnare
Based on the existing legislative framework (article 18 § 7 of Law 4830/2021 / Official Gazette Issue A' 169/18.09.2021, it is mandatory for passengers traveling with animals to declare them when booking / issuing their tickets, in order to be recorded in the electronic booking system.
Issuing of tickets for pets is mandatory, and the following data are required/recorded:
Pet Passport number or Pet Health Certificate number
Category of Animal (e.g. Companion, Therapy, Assistance)*
Size of Animal (Large > 10 Kg or Small <= 10 Kg)
Class (Pet in cabin / Pet in kennel / Pet on deck)
Escorts must have the pet’s health certificate with them at all times (residents of the European Union must also have the pet’s official EU Pet Passport with them), follow all boarding procedures and be responsible for the care, safety and hygiene of the pet throughout the journey. Cats, dogs and ferrets must have proof of vaccination against rabies.
1. A small pet is considered to have a body weight of up to 5 kg, a medium weight of 5-15 kg and a large animal with a body weight of more than 15 kg.
2. According to article 13 par. 3 of 101/95, all animals must have been vaccinated with appropriate vaccines. It is clarified that their vaccination certificate must be shown to the ship’s personnel. It is noted that the vaccination certificate from 4-07-2004 is replaced by the passport of “Pets”.
3. According to article 13 par. 2 of 101/95, from the obligation to stay in the special areas are excluded:
Specially trained animals, mainly dogs that help people with disabilities. These animals must, of course, have the relevant certificates.
Small pets that usually live with humans (mainly cats, small dogs) as long as they are transported with special crates or cages, have a muzzle and are vaccinated with the appropriate vaccines (must be proven by the relevant certificates brought together by their owners).These animals must remain inside the ship and inside their cages, however in the case in which the passengers in the cabin do not want the pet to stay with them or there is increased passenger traffic then, the small pet may not be stay inside the ship, only outdoors.
They must have a muzzle and of course be suitable.
They must be vaccinated.
They must always be accompanied by their owner (tied up with strap or chain) and only in open deck areas where there are not many passengers so that they are not disturbed or endangered.
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