Pet Travel From Uk To Ni
Edward R. Forte
October 12, 2021
Travel & Outdoor
The information in this document is about bringing a pet to Ireland, and is not about buying a pet abroad, or bringing animals into Ireland for commercial purposes.For EU rules to apply, you must travel to Ireland with your pet.If you are bringing a cat, dog or ferret from outside the EU (including the UK but not including Northern Ireland), you should follow the rules set out in ‘Cats, dogs and ferrets – non EU travel’ below.Cats, dogs and ferrets – EU travel If you are coming to Ireland from another EU country you should follow the steps below to bring your cat, dog (including guide dogs) or ferret with you to Ireland.You must wait until the appropriate immunity has developed before you can bring the dog, cat or ferret to Ireland.This is the time as stated on the datasheet of the vaccination given, and must be at least 21 days after the primary vaccination is given.Step 4 – Tapeworm treatment If you are bringing a dog into Ireland, it must be treated for tapeworm (Echinococcus multilocularis) each time you travel to Ireland, unless you are travelling from Northern Ireland, Finland, Malta or Norway.The treatment must be given by a vet between 1 and 5 days before you arrive in Ireland, and recorded in the pet passport.You must wait until the appropriate immunity has developed before you can bring the dog, cat or ferret to Ireland.This is the time as stated on the datasheet of the vaccination given, and must be at least 21 days after the primary vaccination is given.Step 3 – EU pet passport, or EU health certificate If you have an EU pet passport the pet passport must be stamped by a vet registered in the EU to show that the rabies vaccination has been given.If your cat, dog or ferret does not have a valid pet passport, you must get an EU Health Certificate signed and stamped by an official government veterinarian in the country you are travelling from.. After being checked and stamped on arrival into the EU, this Certificate is valid for 4 months, or until the anti-rabies vaccination expires – whichever is the earliest.Step 4 – Blood test Your cat, dog or ferret must get a blood test called a Rabies serological test, if they are from a country or territory that is not a listed country or territory.If your country is not listed on the DAFM website, your pet needs a rabies blood test.If it is successful, you must wait a further 3 months from the taking of the blood sample before travelling to Ireland.Ireland to Brazil and back again), you do not have to wait 3 months in Brazil if the blood sample was taken by a vet in the EU or one of the following countries, and entered into an EU pet passport or EU health certificate before leaving Ireland: Andorra.You must only enter Ireland at the following ports and airports.If you are bringing a pet bird, rabbit or rodent to Ireland from another EU state you must accompany the pet to Ireland.At least 24 hours before you arrive in Ireland you must send a completed advance notice of importation into Ireland form to the Animal Health Division, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine at the address below.
No pet passports to be needed for travel between Northern Ireland
Sign up to our TeamDogs newsletter for your weekly dose of dog news, pictures and stories.And it means there will be no enforcement of the threatened requirement for pet passports, rabies jabs, repeated worming or animal health certificates.That means no enforcement of the requirement for pet passports or animal health certificates from GB to Northern Ireland.”.David Duncan from Agility NI, which is hosting a competition in Belfast on October 1, said he had spoken to DAERA to confirm the situation around the implementation of routine compliance checks on dogs entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain. .
Northern Ireland delays post-Brexit pet checks for 3 more months
BELFAST, June 1 (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's regional government has delayed for a further three months the introduction of post-Brexit checks on pets arriving from the rest of the United Kingdom, Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots said on Tuesday."In order to provide much needed clarity, I have taken the decision to delay routine pet travel checks for citizens travelling from GB (Great Britain) to NI with their pets until at least 1 October," said Poots. .
Travelling with a pet
Pets can travel free of charge on our Cairnryan/Larne route – so there’s no need to leave your furry friends behind. .
Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots removes post-Brexit checks on GB
Mr Poots said he has instructed his officials to allow all pet dogs, cats and ferrets to pass between GB and NI without any checks while negotiations continue between the UK and EU.The UK has Part 2 listed status under the EU Pet Travel Scheme, which means that pet dogs, cats and ferrets, and assistance dogs travelling from Great Britain to Northern Ireland must have an Animal Health Certificate (AHC) from a vet and arrive through an official point of entry.“While negotiations continue between the UK Government and EU to find solutions to the currently unworkable Protocol, I am not prepared to let people travelling with pets between GB and NI deal with the ongoing uncertainty around checks and whether or not they need to vaccinate their animal for diseases that are all but eradicated here,” said Mr Poots. .
Import or move live animals, germinal products, animal by-products
Health certificates: when you need one.You need a health certificate to import:.Health certificates for imports of the following goods will be introduced from 1 July 2022:.Certain animals and animal products must have an import licence or authorisation to be imported into Great Britain.If it does, you do not need to apply for it but you must follow the conditions described in it (for example, it might need certain treatments or other documentation).If the licence you need is not on the list, you might need to apply for an import licence for animal pathogens and products.You can only import the following animal products from businesses approved by the EU to trade with the UK:.You need to add information to IPAFFS about the business you’re importing from, if it’s coming from:.the EU.be pre-notified on IPAFFS by the importer.ABP must be accompanied by a commercial document when you import them from the EU .be pre-notified on use IPAFFS by the importer.by the importer be accompanied by a health certificate if available - if there is no health certificate for your commodity, contact APHA as goods may be able to travel under licence and a commercial document.Check if your product must be imported through a point of entry with an appropriate BCP by looking for the combined nomenclature (CN) code for your product in:.Import live animals and germinal products.Live animals, including equines and germinal products must be:.Equines that are registered with one of the following do not need to be tested before they’re imported:.Registered equines do not have to meet any isolation or residency requirements before they’re imported from the EU or Norway to Great Britain.Import non-harmonized animals.one working day in advance of arrival at the point of entry accompanied by the relevant commercial documents - including an invoice and packing list containing details of species, number of animals, premises of origin and premises of destination.You need to notify APHA if you plan to import live animals that do not need a health certificate or official documentation, but do have to be notified under Trade in Animals and Related Products regulations ( TARP ).If you’re importing to Northern Ireland, contact DAERA for advice about what you need to do.Documents to transport live animals from EU to Great Britain.You must apply for 2 journey logs for live animal movements from the EU to, or through, Great Britain:.Documents to transport live animals from Northern Ireland to Great Britain.To move horses and other equines from Northern Ireland to Great Britain, you need to check the exporter has the correct equine identification (ID).If the equine is going to return to Northern Ireland, the exporter must also have appropriate documentation that shows the date that the equine left Northern Ireland.There will be no changes to the way live animals, animal products and HRFNAO are imported from the EU into Northern Ireland.You can move animals, animal products and HRFNAO from Northern Ireland to Great Britain if they are qualifying Northern Ireland goods. .
Pet Travel Advice
This guidance applies to people travelling to and from Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) with their pet cats, ferrets or dogs, including assistance dogs.Travel to other non-EU countries is not covered in these guidelines.You can no longer use a pet passport issued in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) for travel to an EU country or Northern Ireland (NI).When travelling to an EU country or Northern Ireland, your pet needs:.Either: an Animal Health Certificate issued no more than 10 days before travel.a pet passport issued in an EU country or Northern Ireland after 31 st December 2020.Your pet will need a new Animal Health Certificate for each trip to an EU country or Northern Ireland.The certificate must be issued no more than 10 days before you travel.Your pet’s Animal Health Certificate will be valid after the date of issue for:.If you are planning a trip which extends beyond the expiry date of validity of your pet’s rabies vaccination, we recommend a booster vaccination prior to completing the AHC.We also advise taking evidence of your pet’s full rabies vaccination history with you on the trip.Your pet will need a new Animal Health Certificate for each trip to an EU country or Northern Ireland from Great Britain.An EU pet passport issued in a member state is still valid to enter GB.Unless entering GB directly from Finland, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, or Malta, you’ll need to take your dog to a vet for an approved tapeworm treatment.Your pet must have one of the following documents when entering or returning to GB:.an EU pet passport issued in the EU (or in GB if issued before 1 January 2021), or a pet passport from another Part 1 listed third country.Your pet’s documents and microchip will be checked when entering GB.If your pet has an EU passport and their rabies booster is due close to the period of travel we advise you to have the rabies vaccination done in your EU country of residence before travel, as vets in GB are no longer allowed to update EU pet passports.It has been confirmed that from 1 January 2021, Great Britain (GB) will be treated as a Part II listed country.If you are travelling in early 2021, you should contact your vet in Northern Ireland who will arrange to update your pet passport appropriately to allow travel.A new style UK (NI) branded EU Pet Passport will be available shortly and these will be distributed to veterinary practices in Northern Ireland in due course.Contact APHA if you need more information about pet travel to a non-EU country. .