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Northern Ireland (GB)

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Import requirements

It is the exporter's responsibility to ensure that the animal meets the importing country requirements. The requirements to import live animals into Northern Ireland are different to those of Great Britain. Under the Northern Ireland Protocol, from 1 January 2021, the European Union (EU) Pet Travel Regulation will apply.

Information about the process required to import animals into the Northern Ireland from Australia can be found on Micor - EU - Dogs or by referring to the EU website.

Prospective exporters of dogs, cats or ferrets to Northern Ireland that are travelling via England, Wales or Scotland should also review the Micor entry for that species to the UK.

Where an importing country issues an import permit, the exporter must ensure the animal meets any requirements in the permit.

Health requirements

As required by the importing country.

Other requirements

Transport requirements

As required by the importing country.

Return to Australia

If your animal is returning to Australia, you should make yourself familiar with Australia's requirements for importing live animals into Australia. This is important as your animal may have been exposed to diseases that do not occur in Australia.

Basis for Micor entry

Importing country website and information.

Entry last reviewed 22 February 2021.

Latest updates

16/04/2021 - Page first published.
Last updated: 31/03/2023 12:55 AMCreated: 16/04/2021 1:50 PM