To travel within the EU (and sometimes further afield) dogs and cats require a passport completed by a Qualified Veterinarian, and an up–to–date rabies vaccination. The Rabies vaccination must be given at least 30 days before travel. Vaccinations are current for 1 – 3 years depending on what vaccination is used. Your pet needs to be microchipped before a rabies vaccination can be given and a passport issued.
When you arrive in the clinic for your rabies vaccination and passport application you will be asked to fill in a form detailing your address (in Ireland) and personal details, along with the details of your pet – such as name, date of birth and breed. If you don’t know these exactly one of our team can help.
Travel with most carriers – either by air or by boat – requires a health check within 48 hours of travel. You can schedule an appointment by ringing the clinic.
Travel back to Ireland from another EU country requires tapeworm treatment administered by a vet within 48 hours of return. This is something that needs to be organised on your journey back home.