Pet Travel Question: Moving a Cat From Australia to Ireland

Hi there,

We are Irish, living in Australia but hope to go home at some stage in the next year or two. However, we want to travel for a few months on the way home and so need to send our cat ahead of us to my parents.

Is this possible considering the length of the journey from Australia to Ireland? I would worry about the stress it may cause the cat. Some advice would be greatly appreciated.


Hi Maeve,

Thanks for your question! First, here are the pet import requirements for Ireland. This can be a tricky country to enter with pets, but we'd be happy to help you navigate the requirements.

It should be possible to send your cat ahead of you, especially if you hire a door-to-door service provider like PetRelocation. If you're concerned about the general topic of pet air travel, take a look at our blog to read about other traveler experiences and find out what you can do to avoid the stress of pet travel. It can certainly be an overwhelming prospect, but remember that pets are shipped safely every day.

Let us know if you have any more questions, and good luck!

Pet Transport Question Details:

Name: Maeve
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Domestic Shorthair
From: Australia
To: Ireland


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