Pet passport


The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) is a procedure to allow pet dogs, cats and ferrets to travel between Ireland and the rest of the EU without quarantine.

Please note that this page gives only a short summary of the rules. For a complete set of up-to-date rules please visit the DAFF web-site using the following link: click here for the DAFF web site.


The procedure

To bring your animal into the UK/Ireland under PETS from one of the qualifying countries you must carry out the following procedures in the order shown:

  • Have your pet microchipped - with a Europe ISO Standard microchip
  • Have your pet vaccinated against rabies within a minimum of 21 days before travel. A rabies vaccine cannot be administered until your pet is 3 months of age.
  • We will apply to the Irish Department of Agriculture for a pet passport for your pet. 
  • A photo of your pet can be inserted into the passport. However, the primary means of identification for your pet is its microchip. 
  • It is also recommended to have all routine annual vaccinations up to date. 
  • Treatment against ticks and tapeworm - between 24 - 48 hours before travel is also recommended. This is necessary to prevent the transmission of exotic diseases to your pet during its travels outside Ireland. 
  • Treatment against ticks and tapeworms should be repeated within 24-48 hours of reentry to Ireland.
  • Certain PETS countries (those outside the EU) have additional regulations - see the DAFF web-site

WARNING: Any pet which does not meet the requirements of the scheme will be returned to the country of origin or placed in quarantine.

We can carry out the PETS procedures. Please contact us or drop in for details- 061-333033/061-351204.

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