Regulations and Assessments
If you have any questions or concerns regarding these regulations for exporting animals or animal products to a foreign country, you should contact the APHIS-VS Area Office in the State from which the animals or products will be exported.
Ireland - Summary of Requirements
Ireland is a Member State of the European Union. Bilingual health certificates are available for some commodities/species (see below). If the bilingual certificate for that species or commodity is not listed below, please refer to the English version on the link to the European Union. It is the responsibility of the exporter to obtain a bilingual certificate if it is not listed below.
Dogs exported to Ireland must be treated for echinococcus not more than 120 hours(5 days) and not less than 24 hours (1 day) prior to scheduled arrival time in Ireland. The treatment may be administered after APHIS endorsement of the export health certificate.
Pet dogs, cats and ferrets may either travel into Ireland on an approved airline (click here for more information on approved airlines) OR the owners must apply to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine for a “Prior Approval” by faxing or emailing a copy of the endorsed health certificate to the Department within 10 working days prior to travel (click here for more information about the Prior Approval System).
Additional information about exporting pet dogs, cats and ferrets to Ireland.
Last Modified: June 17, 2013