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Travelling with pets to Ireland/Britain


What you need to know

Just like humans, we want your pet to have a safe and comfortable journey. Check out this nifty guide below, which will ensure that you find the right kennel size for your four-legged friend and all the medical necessary requirements before they come on board.

We need passports and ID to travel, and pets need theirs too! Your pet also needs to be microchipped and have the necessary vaccinations for the different routes. To ensure your pet is in tip top shape for the trip, check out the below tables, where you will find all the necessary requirements when organising that sailing.

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Pet Passport


From 1 January 2021, UK style EU Pet Passports issued in GB or NI up to 31 December 2020 are no longer valid. As an interim measure, NI pet owners can contact their private vet, who will update their pet passport appropriately to allow travel. A new style UK (NI) branded EU Pet Passport will be distributed to veterinary practices in due course.


A list of veterinary practice contacts can be accessed at the following link:- List of veterinary practices

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*There will be no routine checks on the non-commercial movement of pets from GB to NI until further notice. However, it is still a legal requirement under EU Pet Regulations 576/2013 to adhere to the requirements for travelling from Britain to Northern Ireland. For more details see the DAERA website.


** Rabies vaccination (make sure your pet is microchipped first or the vaccination will not count) – (the dog must be at least 12 weeks old before vaccination and the vaccination must be in date at the time of travel).
You must wait 21 days from the date of the rabies vaccination before travelling

Onboard Kennel Dimensions
Onboard Kennel Dimensions