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 www.defra.gov.uk or by calling 0870 241 1710.
You can find more information about the changes made to pet travel implemented on 29th December 2014 by viewing the EU Pet Travel Scheme.
If you are travelling with 6 or more pets with the intention of attending a competition or show, you must complete an exemption from commercial movement declaration form. You should book via our 'Groups' department on 08445 764 764 (calls cost 7p per minute per minute, plus your phone company's access charge) with evidence of the competition or show then provide the exemption declaration on check-in.
If you are travelling with 6 or more pets and are not travelling for a competition or show, you must book via our Freight department on 0845 070 4000 (calls cost 7p per minute per minute, plus your phone company's access charge) and provide all necessary paperwork for the the commercial movement of animals.
Exemption declaration forms
Travelling with pets from Northern Ireland
Commercial movement of pets from Northern Ireland
UK Government advice on exporting live animals