Quick Answer: Do I Need A Dog Passport For Ireland?

Government Regulations – Pets travelling to Ireland

Dogs, cats and ferrets must have an official recognised EU Pet Passport with veterinary endorsements certifying compliance with tests, treatments and vaccinations.

Does a dog need a passport to go to Ireland from England?

If you want to import a cat, dog or ferret into Ireland from any EU member state including the UK, the pet animal must have an EU Pet Passport, (this document is the same throughout the EU). The Passport certifies that: The pet is travelling from an eligible country. The pet is identified by an implanted microchip.4 Sep 2019

Do I need a dog passport for Northern Ireland?

The claim that you need a valid EU passport for travelling with your dog from Northern Ireland to Ireland is true. Along with a passport, your pet should be marked by a transponder (microchip) and vaccinated against rabies.5 Oct 2018

Do I need a pet passport to go to Northern Ireland from UK?

Northern Ireland Pet Passport & Import Regulations

There will be no quarantine imposed on your pet when entering Northern Ireland as long as the following requirements are met. Unless otherwise stated, the regulations below apply to domestic dogs, cats and ferrets only. Owners of other pets should refer to item 11.

Can you fly a dog to Ireland?

We cannot accept any of the restricted breeds of dog for carriage in either the cabin or hold as assistance dogs or otherwise. (See guidelines below.) Please contact us at least 48 hours before you travel. On flights from Ireland to the USA, prior approval is required from the Department of Agriculture in Ireland.

How much does it cost to get a pet passport?

A pet passport will currently set you back £60. However, in order to successfully apply for a pet passport, you will also need a rabies vaccination or a booster, which cost £32.60. Your pet also needs to be microchipped, which is another £20. Therefore, the total cost of getting your pet passport is £112.60.16 Aug 2018

Can I bring my dog to Ireland from USA?

If you’re coming from the from the United States for non-commercial reasons and you want to bring your dog, you’ll have to travel under the rules regarding bringing a pet into Ireland from a qualifying, lower-risk, non-EU country. This certificate is also called a “pet passport.”15 Mar 2018

Can you take a dog from England to Northern Ireland?


Pets can travel free of charge on our Cairnryan/Larne route – so there’s no need to leave your furry friends behind. If you’re bringing a pet from outside the UK, you will need to check the legal requirements before you travel.

Can I take my dog on the ferry to Northern Ireland?

Car passengers

Your pet must be taken on board the ship in your car and must remain either in your car or in the kennels provided by Irish Ferries for the duration of the voyage. The kennels can be booked in advance and are free of charge. Family pets are not allowed on the passenger decks at any time.

How long do pet passports last?

The passports are valid for life as long as you keep up to date with your pet’s rabies vaccination. A rabies booster vaccination is required every 3 years.