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Responsibilities of Transporter

The operator of a vessel, vehicle or aircraft used to import a cat, dog or ferret into Ireland may not import the cat, dog or ferret unless they have given the Minister prior notice of the intention to import.  This responsibility may not be transferred to the passenger.

The operator of a transport business, who imports a cat, dog or ferret into Ireland, must carry out all necessary checks to ensure that the animal is being brought into the State in compliance with EU pet travel rules.

The operator of a transport business must maintain for three years a detailed record of the checks carried out to ensure compliance with EU pet travel rules and make this record available on request to anofficer authorised by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Contact Details

Further enquiries to be e-mailed to:              livetrade@agriculture.gov.ie
Telephone from within Ireland:                      Land line (Dublin) 607 2827
Telephone from outside of Ireland:                Land line 00 353-1-6072827

Out of office hours contact for Dublin Airport

Mobile telephone number from within Ireland:         087 417 8986
Mobile telephone number from outside Ireland:       00 353 87 417 8986