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A number of non-EU countries have pre-printed EU health certificates.  Please check with your authorities before you begin completing this form.

All EU Health Certificates MUST BE signed and endorsed by an official veterinarian. An official veterinarian means a vet who is a Government employee (for example in APHIS/USDA in the United States of America, or in the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in Canada).

If the EU health cert is not endorsed by an official vet, your pet will fail the compliance check, and might not be allowed to enter Ireland.

 EU Annex IV Health Certificate (doc 81Kb) 

Compliance checks on pets arriving in Ireland from Non-EU Countries

Pets travelling to Ireland from non EU countries may only enter Ireland through Dublin airport, Rosslare sea port or Cork (Ringaskiddy) sea port.

Pets from non EU countries generally travel:

  • in the cargo hold of an aircraft as manifested freight (with an airway bill number), these pets will processed through Customs, and checks will be performed by Lissenhall Vets or Vets Direct, certain rules and conditions apply OR  
  • in the cargo hold of an aircraft as excess baggage, these pets will generally be processed in the baggage reclaim area of the airport, certain rules and conditions apply OR
  • in certain circumstances in the cabin of an aircraft, these pets will generally be processed in the baggage reclaim area of the airport, certain rules and conditions apply.

Compliance checks on pets travelling in the cargo hold of an aircraft arriving at Dublin airport as manifested freight (with an airway bill number)

You must arrange for your pet to be checked on arrival.  Checks will be carried out by Lissenhall Veterinary Hospital or Vets Direct.

Contact details:                     E-mail                                 Phone number 

Lissenhall Vet. Hospital       lissenhallvet@eircom.net         ++ 353 1 8900375

Vets Direct                              info@vetsdirect.ie                 ++ 353 87668 6278

A fee for checks will apply, please contact your chosen provider directly.

Compliance checks on pets travelling in the cabin of an aircraft and excess baggage arriving at Dublin airport

Checks on pets presenting between 7am and 9pm and travelling in the cabin of an aircraft and excess baggage will be carried out by Department staff.  Please forward advance notice to petmove [at] agriculture [dot] gov [dot] ie
A fee of €50 per pet will apply.
All checks performed between the hours of 7am and 9pm will be performed in the baggage reclaim area.

You are responsible for ensuring your Veterinary Compliance Check is completed before you leave the baggage reclaim area.

Only in the event of an airport emergency or where you are have made alternative arrangements with Lissenhall, before travel, should you leave the baggage reclaim area without undergoing a compliance check.

In this rare event, it is your responsibility to immediately contact the Department of Agriculture on the Duty Mobile Phone 00 353 (0) 87 417 8986 or email bips [dot] dubairport [at] agriculture [dot] gov [dot] ie to inform them of the whereabouts of your animal and the circumstances in which you left the airport.

Pet owners should be advised that advance notice will shorten "wait" period.

Pets arriving and presenting outside of these times the following will apply.

Early morning arrivals (5am-7am)

Check at 6am may be facilitated providing advance notice (48 hours).  Checks will be carried out by Department staff.

A fee of €50 per pet will apply.

All checks for pets landing between the hours of 5am and 7am will be performed in the baggage reclaim area.

You are responsible for ensuring your Veterinary Compliance Check is completed before you leave the baggage reclaim area.

Only in the event of an airport emergency or where you are have made alternative arrangements with Lissenhall, before travel, should you leave the baggage reclaim area without undergoing a compliance check.

In this rare event, it is your responsibility to immediately contact the Department of Agriculture on the Duty Mobile Phone 00 353 (0) 87 417 8986 or email bips [dot] dubairport [at] agriculture [dot] gov [dot] ie to inform them of the whereabouts of your animal and the circumstances in which you left the airport.

Pet owners should be advised that advance notice will shorten "wait" period.

Late night arrivals (9pm-12pm)

All pets presenting after 9 pm will have to arrange checks in advance with Lissenhall Vet Clinic (E-mail: lissenhallvet@eircom.net).

A vet will arrange to meet the passenger in the arrival hall and carry out checks on the spot.

Conditions for compliance checks:

  • Only pets with bookings confirmed may travel on the aircraft.
  • Copies of relevant documentation must be emailed by pet owner to Lissenhall in advance to enable preliminary checks.
  • Lissenhall will require payment in advance before confirming the booking.
  • Fee for one pet will be €300 and €55 per additional pet thereafter.
  • Fees include late visit fee to Dublin Airport, Inspection and administration fees and VAT (Value Added Tax) at13.5%.

All checks for pets landing between the hours of 9pm and 12pm will be performed in the arrivals hall, with prior arrangements with Lissenhall (lissenhallvet@eircom.net).

You are responsible for ensuring your Veterinary Compliance Check is completed before you leave the baggage reclaim area or in the case of late night arrivals, before you leave the airport.

Only in the event of an airport emergency should you leave the baggage reclaim area without undergoing a compliance check.

In this rare event, it is your responsibility to immediately contact the Department of Agriculture on the Duty Mobile Phone 00 353 (0) 87 417 8986 or email bips [dot] dubairport [at] agriculture [dot] gov [dot] ie to inform them of the whereabouts of your animal and the circumstances in which you left the airport.

 

Guide and assistance dogs travelling in the cabin of the plane must comply with the rules for entering Ireland, which vary depending on which country the dog is coming from. 

Passengers must contact the airline directly regarding travel plans with a guide dog/assistance animal. 

If you are travelling from countries other than

  • EU Member States, Andorra; Gibraltar; Greenland and the Faroe Islands; Iceland; Liechtenstein; Monaco; Norway; San Marino; Switzerland; Vatican City State,

OR

  • if your health certificate was not signed and endorsed in an EU Member State,

 

you MUST NOT leave the arrivals terminal without presenting your pet dog, cat or ferret for a  compliance check.

Email advance notice of your arrival in Dublin Airport to petmove@agriculture.gov.ie so an official can meet you on arrival and check your pet. Use the form below.

 Advance Notice (doc 43Kb)