Are you thinking about traveling with your pet? Here are a few things to know before you go!

The EU have introduced strict rules which are applicable to all pets traveling to and from their home countries. If you plan to travel outside the EU with our pet the requirements can vary.

Before you go:


Your pet must be micro-chipped prior to traveling.

A pet passport

● To travel within the EU your pet must be accompanied by a pet passport.
● The passport must be completed and signed by an authorised veterinarian.
● The microchip number and rabies vaccination record must be noted on the passport.
● Note: It is important that all arrangements are made in advance of travel. We recommend contacting us at least 1 month prior to traveling.

Your pet must be vaccinated against Rabies

● The pet must be at least be 12 weeks of age.
● Your pet must be vaccinated against rabies at least 21 days prior to traveling.
● The rabies vaccination can only be given by a veterinarian and must be noted in the pet passport.
● The pet microchip must be read and verified prior to the vaccination being administered.

Treatment for Echinococcus multilocularis (Tapeworm)

● Dogs that are entering into Finland, Ireland, Malta, The United Kingdom, or Norway must be treated against Echinococcus multilocularis.
● The treatment can only be administered by a vet and must be noted in the pet passport.
● The treatment has to be given within the following time frame: not more than 120 and not less than 24 hours before entering one of the countries listed above.

For more information please contact us, or visit https://www.agriculture.gov.ie/pets/ and