If you’re thinking of doing roots….

Here in the British Isles we’ve got used to free travel, in every form, between all the sovereign states and dependencies that make up our group of islands. Things officially changed though when the Pet’s Passport was bought in but it was basically ignored; heck, we’d always moved animals around so what was different?

The “blind eye” turned by port officials is now officially ended and frankly most of the blame for this can be laid fairly and squarely at the people who bring over van loads of Irish dogs for “rehoming”. Because of them you now cannot transport cats, dogs or ferrets between the two countries without a Pet’s Passport and all the relevant paperwork. So remember this if you are thinking of taking your Glen of Imaal Terrier to visit his ancestral routes!

9 thoughts on “If you’re thinking of doing roots….

  1. Liz can you please confirm that a dog now needs a passport to travel from the UK to Eire ? and if so what about from Northern Ireland to Eire that border is impossible to police i would be interested to know thanks>

  2. More likely it will be policed at the ports in to/from North. All dogs in Northern Ireland have to be licenced so unless you have the documents to prove they are not from the South you could find your dog returned to Eire or put in Quarantine

  3. Ive spoken to lads on either side of the border they simply laughed and said like cattle,pigs and sheep “unworkable”

  4. Ive just spoken to 3 lads who have just come back from Eire on the ferry with 3 gundogs a weeks shooting nobody stopped or asked about their dogs?

    • This time they were lucky but what about next? Everybody makes their own decision as to whether to follow the law or not


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