Travelling to Republic of Ireland with a Dog in 2024

Not long ago, I wrote about travelling with a dog in the Republic of Ireland. But how do you travel to Ireland with your dog in the first place?

Like the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland is located on an island, with only a land border to Northern Ireland. So, like the UK, it’s trickier to visit than countries where you can just drive across the border, especially with a dog. Luckily though, there’s quite a few options to choose between.

Read on to find out all the options available if you’re travelling to Ireland with a dog…

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Taking a dog to Ireland

Crossing from Northern Ireland to Republic of Ireland with a Dog

The easiest way to visit Ireland with your dog is if you are already in Northern Ireland. I’ve written about the different options for getting to Northern Ireland, ranking the ferry options in terms of how dog-friendly they are, including a post about the most dog-friendly ferry to all of Ireland. Then it’s simply a matter of crossing the land border.

Following the end of the Brexit transition, while the rules for pet travel from Great Britain to Ireland changed, Northern Ireland has essentially remained part of the EU for pet travel purposes, with no changes for pet travel between Northern Ireland and Ireland.

Crossing by Car

It’s easy to take your dog in a car across the border from Northern Ireland, with no checks generally performed. Technically, you are required to have a pet passport for your dog, including microchip and valid rabies vaccination, but this is unlikely to be enforced.

This is partially because the likelihood of rabies is so low. Additionally, while your dog is required to be wormed by a vet to travel to Ireland, this doesn’t apply when travelling from Northern Ireland.

Crossing by Train

If you are not travelling by car, dogs are allowed to travel on the train operated by Irish Rail from Belfast to Dublin.

Small dogs can travel free of charge if they travel on your lap, either in a container or simply on a leash. Larger dogs must travel in the guards vans (which should be available on the Belfast to Dublin service), with a fee charged. Larger dogs also need to be muzzled and leashed.

Ensure you have your pet passport with an up-to-date rabies vaccine, although I’m not sure if this is normally checked.

Taking a Ferry From England to Republic of Ireland with a Dog

Unfortunately, there are no ferry options available to travel from England to the Republic of Ireland with a dog. The only ferry that operates between England and Ireland, the P&O ferry from Liverpool to Dublin, no longer allows dogs on board.

Previously dogs were allowed on this ferry, including when we used it to travel from Dublin to Liverpool in 2017. However, dogs were required to stay in your car, and it’s a fairly long trip, so wasn’t the best trip for dogs.

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Our P&O ferry from Dublin to Liverpool, mainly used by trucks and no longer taking dogs

Instead, the closest alternative is to drive to Holyhead in Wales, then catch a ferry operated by Irish Ferries or Stena Line (see below). If you wish to take a P&O ferry, you can instead catch their quick Cairnryan (Scotland) to Larne (Northern Ireland) ferry (see my post on taking the ferry with your dog to Northern Ireland).

Taking a Ferry from Wales to Republic of Ireland with a Dog

If you’re wanting to catch a ferry from Great Britain to the Republic of Ireland with your dog, its best to head to Wales. There are multiple options available, with dogs allowed on each of these ferries to Ireland.

Irish Ferries Between Wales and Ireland

Firstly, Irish Ferries operates two routes to Ireland. There’s the Holyhead to Dublin route, with up to four crossings daily, each taking around 3hr 15 mins. Alternatively, head further south in Wales to Pembroke, for the Pembroke to Rosslare ferry, with two crossings daily. This route is longer, taking about 4hr.

Pets are allowed on both of these routes, travelling for free, although they need to be pre-booked, to ensure there is availability.

If you are taking your car, pets have the option of either staying in your vehicle or in one of the kennels on the car decks. There are a variety of different sized kennels on each ship. (Get in early to pre-book kennels, especially for larger dogs.)

If you are travelling on foot, your pet dog or cat must be transported to and from the ferry in your own secure, rigid pet cage or box, that you can carry. They then travel next to the kennels in this carrier. Note that some Holyhead to Dublin ferries don’t accept foot passengers.

Click here for more information

Dog friendly ferries to Ireland
There’s multiple dog-friendly ferries to Dublin

Stena Line Between Wales and Ireland

Stena Line has a similar set-up. They offer four crossings daily on their main Holyhead to Dublin ferry, which takes 3hr 15 mins each way. Alternatively, they also operate two crossing per day to Rosslare, but this ferry departs from Fishguard (near St David’s), taking 3hr 30 mins or 4hr.

As of 2023, both of these routes now offer the option of pet-friendly cabins. Up to two pets are permitted in each vinyl-floored pet-friendly cabin, with water bottles and pee pads provided, but bring your own bowls and beds. Make sure you book well in advance, with bookings available both online and through the call centre.

Stena Line Dog-Friendly Cabin
A dog-friendly cabin on a Stena Line ferry @ Stena Line

When walking to your pet-friendly cabin, carry your pet in a carrier or walk them on a non-retractable leash, with muzzles optional. On the Fishguard to Rosslare route, plus on Stena Adventurer on the Holyhead to Dublin route, pets need to stay in the cabin. But on the Stena Estrid on the Holyhead to Dublin, there’s a dedicated outdoor area, where you pup can get some fresh air and have a toilet break.

The alternative option (including if you have more than two pets) is to either book a kennel or for your pet to remain in your vehicle (if you are travelling by car). Both options are free of charge, although pets must be pre-booked for either option (on the “Stena Plus & Onboard Extras” step of the booking process).

No pets are allowed to be taken onto the passenger deck on any of the routes. Unlike with Irish Ferries, there is no mention of a need for a rigid pet carrier to carry your pet onboard to the kennels – just a non-retractable leash is fine.

Click here for more information on their pet policy (Scroll down for route specific information)

Does Your Dog Need a Pet Passport on the Ferry to Ireland?

Yes, your pet requires documentation to travel on a ferry between Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland. Prior to Brexit, pets technically required a pet passport, including a microchip and a rabies vaccine, but this was not always checked. However, following the Brexit transition the entry requirements have increased and are expected to be checked.

To travel from Great Britain to Ireland with your pet, your pet will require a microchip, rabies vaccine at least 21 days before travel, worming treatment (for dogs) and animal health certificate, or a valid EU pet passport issued outside of Great Britain. For more information, see the UK government website.

To travel from Ireland to Great Britain with your pet, your pet will also require a microchip and rabies vaccines at least 21 days before travel. A worming treatment is not required for dogs travelling from Ireland. A number of different documents are accepted.

For pets returning to Great Britain, you can use the same GB-issued animal health certificate you used to travel to Ireland, which is valid for up to four months. Alternatively, pet passports issued in GB prior to 1 January 2021 are accepted, for now, or head to the vet for a GB pet health certificate.

For other pets, use your pet passport issued by an EU country, including the new-style Northern Ireland pet passports, or by other Part 1 listed countries. If you do not have a pet passport, head to the vet for a GB pet health certificate.

Taking a Ferry from France to Republic of Ireland with a Dog

It’s also possible to take your dog directly to Ireland on a ferry from the continent. The most number of ferries operate from France across to Ireland. Note however that these aren’t daily ferries, operating only a few days per week, depending on the time of year.

Dogs on ferry to Ireland
There’s probably no leprachauns on these crossings, but all will accept your dog

Stena Line from France to Ireland

First up is the Stena Line ferry from Cherbourg to Rosslare. Both the Stena Horizon and Stena Vision operate on this route, crossing up to six times per week. The crossing duration varies from 16 1/2 hours to 19 hours, usually leaving in the evening or afternoon, then arriving the following afternoon or morning.

As of 2023, both Stena Line ferries offer the option of pet-friendly cabins. Up to two pets are permitted in each vinyl-floored pet-friendly cabin, with water bottles and pee pads provided. Just bring your own bowls and beds. Make sure you book well in advance, with bookings available both online and through the call centre.

When walking to your pet-friendly cabin, carry your pet in a carrier or walk them on a non-retractable leash, with muzzles optional. On both ferries operating on the route, there’s a dedicated outdoor area, where you pup can get some fresh air and have a toilet break.

Stena Line Ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland with a dog
Stena Line operates ferries from France to Ireland

Alternatively, if you are travelling on the Stena Horizon, you can book your dog into one of the heated onboard dog lodges on the Promenade Deck, with a charge of £27 applying. Or if you are travelling with your own car on the Stena Horizon, you have the option to leave your pet in your vehicle, for free. In both cases, you need to pre-book.

Note that on the Stena Vision, the only option for travelling with pets is to book a pet-friendly cabin, due to the configuration of the vessel. So make sure you book one well in advance, if wanting to cross on one of these voyages. Plus due to the restriction of two pets in pet-friendly cabins, you’ll be restricted to a maximum of two pets.

Click here for more information on their pet policy (Scroll down for route specific information)

Irish Ferries from France to Ireland

Irish Ferries also make a similar crossing from Cherbourg in France, up to five times per week. But instead this ferry terminates in Dublin. This ferry takes between 18 1/4 to 19 1/2 hours, depending on the direction and the ship, usually leaving late afternoon.

For pets travelling with Irish Ferries, they are not allowed to remain in your car, but must instead be booked into an onboard kennel or cat box, with a charge of €30 to €60 applying per animal, depending on the kennel size. Kennels are located on one of the car decks.

It is possible to visit your pet during the crossing, accompanied by a crew member, including taking them for a short walk. Visiting times are displayed at the reception desk.

Foot passengers are also allowed to bring pets, but again must transport them to and from the ferry in their own secure, rigid pet cage or box. Note that foot passengers are not permitted onboard the Epilson ferry, only the newer W.B. Yeats.

Click here for more information

Brittany Ferries from France to Ireland

The third option is with Brittany Ferries, who operate two routes between Ireland and France. Up to twice a week the Pont-Aven or Armorique sail in between Roscoff (almost on the western tip of Brittany) to Cork, taking around 14 to 15 hours, depending on the ship.

Can I take my dog to Ireland
The colourful houses of Kinsale, just outside of Cork

Alternatively, sail between Cherbourg and Rosslare, taking about 15 hours each way, with one or two crossings weekly. This is currently operated by the Salamanca, Santoña and the Cotentin.

The options for pets depend on the ship you are sailing on. I recommend booking to sail on either the luxury Pont-Aven or the Salamanca. Both of these ferries have pet-friendly cabins, along with small and large kennels (with the greatest number on the Pont-Aven).

Kennels are accessible throughout the voyage, with a pet exercise area close to both the pet-friendly cabins and the kennels.

Brittany Ferries Pet-Friendly Cabin
A pet-friendly cabin onboard Brittany Ferries © Brittany Ferries

On the other hand, when travelling with your pet on the Amorique, pets need to remain in your car, with no other options available. No access to your pet is permitted on overnight sailings. It is not clear what options are available for pets on the Cotentin.

Note that a muzzle needs to be worn by your pet when they are walking to your cabin or their kennel, including when they are being exercised. Additionally, only passengers travelling by car or van are allowed to take a pet. Pets are not allowed for foot passengers or those travelling by bicycle or motorbike.

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DFDS Ferries from France to Ireland

The newest ferry option for travelling from France to Ireland with your pet is DFDS ferries, which only launched their Dunkirk to Rosslare crossing in June 2023.

There are five crossing per week on this route, taking about 24 hours in each direction – note the early morning arrival and departure times on some voyages! All meals onboard included in the ticket price, at a buffet-style restaurant.

If you’d like to travel with a pet, you’ll need to book one of the pet-friendly cabins – these are all inside four-berth cabins. Your pet will also have access to a designated deck area.

When making an online booking, specify the number of pets, along with adults and children. Make sure you select a pet-friendly cabin, then on the next step (“3. Pets”), select the number of dogs or other pets you have in the cabin. There is a charge of €30 per dog or pet in each direction, or €60 return.

Note that it is only possible to make a booking if you have a vehicle, including a bicycle. It seems that foot passengers are not accepted on board. When transporting your pet from your vehicle to the cabin, they should be leashed and muzzled or in a carrier.

Click here for more information

Worming Before Crossing to Ireland

Note when crossing from France to Ireland, that your dog needs to have a worming treatment from a vet between 24 hours and 5 days of their scheduled arrival in Ireland.

Previously, Stena Line mentioned that even if you only have your pet wormed on the day you check-in, they will still accept your pet for transport. However, this is no longer mentioned – double check what is stated by the ferry company.

Taking a Ferry from Spain to Republic of Ireland with a Dog

Finally, it’s possible to sail to Ireland from Spain, with a single ferry company available.

Brittany Ferries from Spain to Ireland

Brittany Ferries operates a ferry route from Bilbao in northern Spain to Rosslare, between late March and early November. The crossing on the Galicia operates twice per week, taking a little over a day, depending on the direction and date.

Additionally, during early 2024, they will operate a twice weekly service between Santander and Rosslare, up until mid March, when the Bilbao service replaces it. This ferry will be operated by both the Santoña and the Galicia.

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Brittany Ferries operates a ferry from Bilbao

Both ships include pet-friendly cabins on board, as well as a small number of kennels. Kennels are accessible throughout the voyage, with a pet exercise area close to both the pet-friendly cabins and the kennels.

Note that a muzzle needs to be worn by your pet when they are walking to your cabin or their kennel, including when they are being exercised. Additionally, only passengers travelling by car or van are allowed to take a pet. Pets are not allowed for foot passengers or those travelling by bicycle or motorbike.

Click here for more information

Worming Before Crossing to Ireland

Note when crossing from Spain to Ireland, that your dog needs to have a tapeworm treatment from a vet between 24 hours and 5 days of arriving in Ireland. Due to the length of the ferry crossing, it’s fine to do this on the day of the crossing.

Flying to Republic of Ireland with Your Dog

Like many people, I had the mistaken belief that dogs aren’t allowed to fly in the cabin or as checked baggage on flights into the Republic of Ireland, the same as for the United Kingdom. However, this is not true (or at least not true these days, maybe the rules have changed).

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The cute harbour at Portmagee in south-western Ireland

According to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, “it is up to the airline to decide whether to carry the animal in the cabin or as excess baggage” (as previously stated on the Department of Agriculture website). There is no obligation to use a cargo handling company, it is “a matter for the airlines to decide how the pet is carried”.

However, finding an airline that will carry your pet in the cabin or as excess baggage to or from Ireland is a little trickier. For instance, quite a few European airlines specify they don’t fly pets in the cabin on flights to and from Ireland, the same as flights to the UK. Plus the Irish carriers Ryanair and Aer Lingus rule out flying pets in the cabin or as excess baggage.

Some of the European airlines that either state they fly pets to and from Ireland, or I’ve received reports about from dog owners, include Aegean Airlines, Air France, Ibera, Iberia Express, KLM, Norwegian, TAP Air Portugal, Transavia and Vueling. (For the latest list, check out my full guide.)

Alternatively, if you’re flying from the USA, book with Delta on a flight to Dublin. Air Canada also allows pets on flights to and from Ireland, while the Canadian airline Air Transat allows pets in the cabin on flights departing Ireland.

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Typical Irish countryside in County Kerry

Note as well, that since July 2021, pets have no longer been permitted to depart from Dublin Airport flying as excess baggage, due to an upgrade of their baggage system. As of December 2023, this issues has still not been rectified, with no indication if it ever will be.

Keep in mind that if flying to Ireland directly from outside of the EU or a short list of related countries, there is an additional requirement to notify the authorities of your intention to bring your pet to Ireland. This needs to be done at least one working day in advance, then your pet will be met and undergo compliance checks on arrival, with a fee charged.

For more details, check out my complete guide to flying to Ireland with a dog.

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37 thoughts on “Travelling to Republic of Ireland with a Dog in 2024”

  1. Unfortunately I don’t think that what you write applies in all cases. Eg, the airline Eurowings does not allow pets in the aircraft due to the requirements of Ireland. I only have the link in German, it says: Due to local entry regulations, we are unfortunately unable to offer animal transport on flights to and from the UK and Ireland.

    • It’s a strange situation, as the Irish government claims they don’t have local regulations stopping pets flying, although the UK definitely does have rules that dogs can’t fly into the country except in cargo. I think there used to be rules against it, so many airlines still don’t allow pets to fly this route.

  2. Have just tried Aer Lingus to go from UK to Dublin and they allow but only using a pet cargo agent unless it’s a special need dog.
    Also tried the ferry to Belfast and the site is saying no dogs on that route.
    Best bet is ferry from Wales but you can’t keep the dog with you.

    • Thanks for the update Ciara! Which ferry to Belfast did you check? I hadn’t seen any change for the Stena Line ferry from Liverpool to Belfast.

  3. Does anyone have any information about Lufthansa? I have tried to email etc with no satisfaction. They claim that it is a Dept of Agriculture regulation in Ireland that pets can only travel into Ireland as cargo? However it isn’t as Air France and Aegean Air take pets in cabin. Anyone any further info?

    • Lucy, sorry but I can’t provide any extra information. Unfortunately, not all airlines will accept dogs in the cabin to Ireland, perhaps that regulation applied in the past and they have never modified their policy.

  4. I’m trying to get a puppy back from Spain to the UK without being separated from it for 30 hours (ferry Santander/Bilbao – Portsmouth). The ferry from Dublin to Holyhead is fine, and it seemed that I could take it in the cabin on an Iberia flight from Madrid to Dublin. However, there is a ban on any pet in the airport at Dublin. So I seem to be both allowed to do it and forbidden from doing it…

    • It’s probably best to check directly, there’s recent reports of airlines no longer taking dogs in the cabin to Dublin, after previously doing this.

  5. All airlines are now stating the Irish government will not allow pets in cabin to travel into Dublin. This seems to be a recent change as I used the in-cabin service many times last year. A weekend stuck in Zurich just confirmed this despite it being perfectly acceptable last year.
    Seems train/ferry is the only way to go now 🙁
    Such a completely different attitude in Europe to – certainly we have a lot to improve on in Ireland.

    • Yeah , have same situation and I rang Agro office in Dublin and they send to me confirmation on my email saying they don’t have any travel restriction against dogs and cats in cabin like KLM agent said to me

      Dublin airport same answer,everything is up to the airline but that’s ridiculous now cause we don’t have any option to travel except cars

  6. I have had recent (Jan 20229 written confirmation from the Irish Dept. of Agriculture that they allow pets in cabin, however, Lufthansa insist they have an embargo against this. I won’t give up and I am currently in a too-and-fro email discussion with Lufthansa and the D.of Agri. The latter have even provided a contact for Lufthansa to clarify their allowance. It is proving difficult to get past Customer Services of Lufthansa. They keep quoting UK regulations! Please please please everybody start emailing Lufthansa about this issue. They allow pet cabin travel to every other EU country!

    • Hi Nia

      Do you have the contact email for who you spoke to at the Dept. of Agriculture please. It might be a useful clarification for me as I’m trying to bring my dogs home to Ireland from Hong Kong.

      Many thanks

  7. Air Canada is the only airline I have had no trouble booking my dog round trip to Dublin to NY. I never actually got to go on the flight because of Covid. I have heard airlines say they can’t accommodate in cabin pets to and from Ireland because the airline did not comply with the regulation set by Ireland. I think it is all just bs and they don’t want to treat Ireland like a separate country so they are just grouping them in there policies with the uk. It is ridiculous because so many dogs get to Ireland through illegal shipping. So what are they preventing from not letting dog in cabin?

  8. Does anyone know of an airline that currently allows dogs to travel in the cabin from the USA. She is an ESA but not a service animal. She’s 12lb and has an airline approved carrier that fits under the seat in front. Any help or advice would be so appreciated!

    • I’m not aware of any airlines from the USA. Delta is one of the few that flies pets trans-Atlantic in the cabin, but their website lists Ireland as an exclusion. Air Canada does however state on their website that they fly pets to Dublin in the cabin – can you fly via Canada?

      • After a lot of research I found air Canada as a possibility. I just spoke with an agent today and they do allow dogs in the cabin to Ireland. You just have to make sure the layover isn’t in England. I will be flying SFO to DUB via Toronto. I am so grateful for this option!!!

  9. Hi, I’m trying to bring my dogs home to Ireland with me from Hong Kong. One is small and would be in cabin and one is larger so would be in the cargo hold. Im trying to clarify with Turkish airlines, KLM, Air France and Lufthansa if this can be done. Lufthansa said its ok from Hong Kong to Munich or Frankfurt but not to Dublin. Others are T.B.C. as Im spending soooooo loooonnnggg on hold waiting to speak to people. What a headache!

  10. Hello fellow dog lovers, I’ve been following any developments on being able to travel with my tiny dog in cabin to Dublin. In 2019 I flew with her in cabin from Dublin to Madrid on Iberia but had to travel back via train and boat as the airline said landing in Dublin with dog in cabin was not allowed. I had hoped that GB leaving the EU would clarify things for landing in Ireland but reading the comments things appear to have worsened. I’d be really grateful if any fellow travellers know of any airline that currently will allow a dog in cabin to land at Dublin from anywhere in Europe? I’d be happy to connect to anywhere in Europe if this was possible. Many thanks!

  11. Just an update from me – I have been able to book my dog on a return flight from Dublin to Madrid with Iberia Express. Iberia Express have very recently changed their policy to allow dogs under 8kg to land in the cabin at Dublin. I have the confirmation tickets. Very happy about this change!

  12. Hi everyone!
    I am trying to book my holidays to go to Mexico with my dog, I live in Dublin and I am allowed to fly with her in cabin with Iberia in 3 out of the 4 flights I need to come back, that means I can fly with her Dublin – Madrid, Madrid – Mexico City, Mexico City -Madrid but I cannot find an airline to do the last bit of the trip, Madrid to Dublin seems impossible.
    I’ve fought for days with Iberia for them to give an explanation on why I’m not allowed to to bring my dog with me in the cabin in the Madrid to Dublin flight with no success.
    I’ve called Dublin airport to clarify if there’s any kind of restriction and as it has been stated before, there shouldn’t be any trouble if my dog flies with me in the cabin.
    I’ve tried Vueling unsuccessfully, I called their customer service, they tell me they cannot book that service for me, that I need to do it online, I go online and it clearly states that they do not provide that service to Dublin and UK. I called again today and they said I need to book the service in the airport. Who am I supposed to believe?
    In the worst case scenario I’ll just be stranded in Madrid without being able to come back home with my dog.
    I cannot take the Brittany Ferries because they don’t accept walk-ins.
    I can’t believe it’s so hard just to bring her back from our holidays, does anyone has any suggestions or experience with this situation?


    • That’s a tough position! It’s strange about the conflicting messages from Vueling. Have you tried booking online? I guess you could book at the airport, but I know I’d be worried the entire trip!

  13. Hi,

    thanks for this useful article!

    As many have mentioned, there seems to be a problem that many airlines wouldn’t allow taking a dog as checked baggage with you to Ireland (mine is too big for the cabin, so I haven’t specifically done a research about he cabin option).

    They would refer to “Irish authorities” as the source of this embargo, but this doesn’t appear to be true. And the Dublin airport website clearly states that there are problems with animals departing in the hold (as baggage), but not arriving.

    I’ve just been not able to confirm my dog on a flight from Helsinki to Dublin by FinnAir. Their only suggestion is to use a cargo company, and that’s way too expensive. (October 2022)

    I’ve also come across similar reports about trying to fly a pet as checked baggage with Lufthansa to Ireland (from 2020). No success: Lufthansa stated that it’s an Irish restriction.

    And airBaltic website states: “On airBaltic flights TO the United Kingdom, Iceland, Ireland and the United Arab Emirates: Animals allowed as manifested cargo only. Exception: Cargo embargo on airBaltic flights to Dublin.” I’m not quite sure what this exception means exactly, but it might be that there is no option at all of bringing a pet with airBaltic to Ireland. 🙁

    • Ivan – Thanks for sharing your experience. It’s hard to get a proper idea from the information provided by airlines, and it also seems to change from time to time.

  14. Hi all, this is the first website with some information about traveling with our pet to Dublin but unfortunately I don’t know if this issue is solved… could someone tell me if they manage to travel with their dog in cabin (returning to Dublin)
    I’m trying to go on holidays with my puppy to Berlin but it apoears that Lufthansa and KLM still dont allow dogs in cabin to return to Dublin…
    Please help

  15. It seems that if the airlines check Great Britain and Northern Ireland rather than Republic of Ireland regulations they say no. This seems to be the general mix up with the Northern Ireland tag on the end of Britain confusing things for airline administrators. Once they see the name Ireland in the GB section (first in the list), they go no further. I gave up in the end and went to Ireland on the ferry via Fishguard last year. Does anyone know if any of the Port Terminals or local businesses next to the ports have set up veterinary worming facilities or provision of Health Certificates to take the headache away?


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