Bringing a pet reptile or amphibian (except newts and salamanders) from an other non-EU Country

 

You can bring a maximum of five pets into Ireland per person under pet travel rules.

If you are travelling to Ireland to sell your pet, for any change of ownership including rehoming through a charity or gifting, or if the pet is not travelling within five days of your travel, there are different rules. Please contact livetrade@agriculture.gov.ie for further information if required.

For these species you must ensure you have contacted the National Parks and Wildlife Service (cites@housing.gov.ie) at least one month in advance of any movement to check if a CITES licence is required in advance of any movement.

If you have a pet newt or salamander (or any animal of the order Caudata) please contact livetrade@agriculture.gov.ie for details on how to travel with these species.

Please follow the rules as for a pet reptile or amphibian from an EU country, but in addition, you must arrange a compliance check in advance of any movement, this can be arranged by emailing your pets details and your travel details to the following points of entry before your travel plan is finalised:

If arriving into Dublin Port or Rosslare Port from Great Britain, please note special arrangements in the port may apply. Please follow the instructions given to you at the time.

For these species you must ensure you have contacted the National Parks and Wildlife Service (cites@housing.gov.ie) at least one month in advance of any movement to check if a CITES licence is required in advance of any movement