Pet Travel Question: Exporting A Dog From Ireland

Name: Andrea
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Labrador
From: Republic of Ireland
To: US


Since Ireland is considered to be a rabies free area, I assume that there is only a need for a health certificate within 10 days of traveling, is that right? The dog is born in Ireland and it is one year old, but there's no birth certificate or other papers available. Is there a need for evidence that it is born and lived all time in Ireland? Does the dog have to get chipped as well? Do I have to bring evidence that the dog is vaccinated after arrival in US within a specific time? Are there any other vaccinations necessary for import from Ireland to US?




Hi Andrea,

You're right, it is pretty straightforward to bring a dog to the US from Ireland. Here are the United States pet import requirements -- a health certificate and proof of up-to-date rabies vaccines are required, and we do recommend getting a microchip as well. Here are some frequently asked questions (and answers) about pets and microchips.

Please contact us if you have any more questions, and good luck with everything!


PetRelocation Team




United States, UK
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