Travelling With Pets/Animals

What papers will my pet need?

Under the EU pet movement system, all pet dogs, cats and ferrets moving between EU Member States must meet the same animal health rules. All pets travelling between the Republic of Ireland and the UK or Continental Europe and between the UK and Continental Europe must be micro chipped, vaccinated against rabies and accompanied by a pet passport.


Please note it is your responsibility to provide all necessary documents and make all arrangements including where necessary quarantine, to satisfy all legal requirements.


For more information, visit the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) at or by calling 0870 241 1710.


You can find more information about the changes made to pet travel implemented on 29th December 2014 by clicking the following link - EU Pet Travel Scheme.


Please note: Following the UK's exit from the European Union we have entered the Transition Period that will last until 31st December 2020. During this transition period EU rules and regulations will continue to apply and therefore any ferry travel between UK and EU will just be the same as before and your travel plans between now and 31 December 2020 will not be affected.

If you are planning to travel from UK to EU after 31st December 2020 further information is available at GOV.UK.