Travelling with a Dog – Passports and Vaccinations.
As Britain has left the EU, 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. You can still use a pet passport issued in an EU country or Northern Ireland.
When travelling to an EU country or Northern Ireland, your pet needs:
- a microchip
- a valid rabies vaccination
- an animal health certificate unless you have a pet passport issued in an EU country or Northern Ireland
- tapeworm treatment for dogs if you’re travelling directly to Finland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Norway or Malta
These requirements also apply to assistance dogs.
Please check the rules of the country you’re travelling to for any additional restrictions or requirements before you travel.
Travelling from the UK to Northern Ireland in early 2021.
If you have a pet passport issued in Northern Ireland, contact your vet for advice before travelling.
You can also read about changes to pet travel on the NIDirect website.
Arriving in an EU country or Northern Ireland.
You’ll need to go through a travellers’ point of entry when you arrive in an EU country or Northern Ireland.
You may need to show your pet’s animal health certificate along with proof of their:
- rabies vaccination
- tapeworm treatment (if required)