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The Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine is the Responsible Authority for the entry of dogs to Ireland.

There are no separate Assistance Dog Travel Rules for Ireland. Follow the Standard (pet) Dog links provided.

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Contact the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine

Be prepared

  • Confirm any specific requirements with all Responsible Authorities before booking your trip. This includes both entering/leaving any country and all airline/cruise line requirements.
  • The Travel Process can take several months so leave plenty of planning time for your trip (except for valid EU Pet Passport travel).

Travel Rules for Standard (pet) Dogs

These links detail the process for Standard (pet) Dogs, which Assistance Dogs must also follow. Visiting these links will open another website.

Bringing all dogs into Ireland

The process for bringing all dogs into Ireland.

Taking all dogs out of Ireland

The process for taking all dogs out of Ireland.

Miscellaneous Information

Extra information that is specific to the region or country.

Ireland layover process

Be aware that an extra process is required for layovers in Ireland.

Irish Public Access Laws

Requirements and rights covering Assistance Dogs and their Handlers.

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