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For up to date information on travelling with your pet the best place to get information is on the Department of Agriculture Website:

EU Travel

Happily, it is now much easier to bring cats and dogs on holidays or move country within the EU.

If you want to take your pet out of Ireland you will need to contact us to organise the following:

  1. Microchip your pet if not already done
  2. Obtain an EU pet passport
  3. Get your pet vaccinated against Rabies - please check Department of Agriculture website on Pet Travel for the latest guidelines

We would also advise that all annual vaccinations, including kennel cough are up to date. In addition it is important to make sure worming and parasite control is up to date as there are different parasitic diseases contractable on mainland Europe. Please ask us for advice.

It is very important that you liaise with your travel company regarding any other requirements they might have such as crate size.

When returning to Ireland from the EU dogs and cats must be treated for ticks and tapeworm by a vet 1-5 days before entering the country (more than 1 day, less than days). Please ensure to find a registered vet to carry out this requirement before you come home. These guidelines may change from time to time. Please check the Department of Agriculture Pet Travel Guidelines for the latest requirements.

Non- EU Travel

Regulations on travel to non-EU countries vary by country. For travelling with your pet into Ireland check requirements with the Dept of Agriculture. For travelling into another country, you need to check with the relevant Government authority in the country you are travelling to.


As with everything else we are unsure of the exact requirements for travel with your pet between Ireland and the UK in the event of Brexit. For up to date information check the Dept of Agriculture website.

Bon voyage!

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