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