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Travelling to Ireland with Animals

We're making it easy to travel with your pet. 

Did you know Shannon Airport is now a designated Pet Entry Point?

Shannon Airport has been added to the list of existing approved Irish “Travellers’ Points of Entry” for the dogs, cat and ferrets.

Under the EU Pet Travel Regulation, EU Member States must designate specific “Travellers’ Points of Entry” – ports through which pet dogs, cats and ferrets originating in non-EU/EEA countries are permitted to enter the EU country.

Dogs, cats and ferrets are grouped together in the EU legislation because those three species are susceptible to rabies. Ireland has been free from rabies since 1903.

Further information about pet travel rules is accessible at, or by emailing