Bringing Your Dog To Ireland

Bringing your dog/s to Ireland used to be a big hassle. Today this is much easier but there are still a few things to consider.

When we brought Rapsy to Ireland in 2011 he was already microchipped, had a passport and was up to date on his regular vaccinations. But he still needed a certificate of Rabies antibody testing (with a titre of 0.5 IU/ml or above) and, after receiving this certificate, he had to wait 6 months to enter Ireland. Immediately before entering Ireland two more treatments were necessary: an echinococcus and a tick treatment (plus he had to enter Ireland within the following 24 hours).

Since 1st January of 2012 the rules are different. For dogs to enter from a EU and “low risk” country to Ireland they will need:

  • Passport or EU certificate that shows the microchip number.
  • Subsequent rabies vaccination, at least 21 days before entering Ireland.
  • Tapeworm treatment (unless traveling from Finland, Malta, Norway or UK)
  • To come to Ireland within 5 days of the owner.

Maximum number of dogs to travel with one person is five.

For more information go to:

  • Citizen Information — Bringing pets to Ireland
  • DAFM — Bringing your pet cat, dog or ferret into Ireland

About Carmen W. (Mirjam Fels)

I'm a help meet, homemaker, mom, and writer, born and raised in Germany, now living in the Sunny South East of Ireland. I’m writing for and about Christian women who want to know more about homemaking in light of God’s Word. Using my pen name, Mirjam Fels, I'm blogging about the Christian life, home education and writing.
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