To take your dog abroad on a Eurocamp holiday, you must obtain a PETS passport. This passport allows for your dog to return to Ireland without the requirement for quarantine. The PETS scheme consists of a rigid process and timescale of veterinary requirements which can be performed by your local vet.
Step 1 - Have your dog microchipped. Before any of the other procedures for travel are carried out, your dog must be fitted with a microchip so it can be properly identified.
Step 2 - Have your dog vaccinated. After the microchip has been fitted your dog must be vaccinated against rabies. There is no exemption to this requirement, even if your dog has a current rabies vaccination. Rabies boosters must be kept up to date. The length of the waiting period before entry to Ireland is 21 days after the first vaccination date. A waiting period is not required for subsequent entries into Ireland, provided rabies boosters are kept up to date. If the vaccination is in 2 parts the 21 day wait will be from the date of the 2nd vaccination.
Step 3 - Get travel documentation. For animals being prepared in an EU country, you should get an EU pet passport. If you are preparing your animal in a non-EU listed country or territory you will need to obtain an official third country veterinary certificate (although note that Croatia, Gibraltar, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland are also issuing passports).
Step 4 - Tapeworm treatment. Before your pet enters Ireland it must be treated against tapeworm. Treatment must be administered by a vet not less than 24 hours and not more than 120 hours (1-5 days) before it is checked in with an approved transport company for its journey into the Ireland. There will now be no mandatory requirement for tick treatment.
Step 5 - Arrange for your animal to travel with an approved transport company on an authorised route. Your dog must enter Ireland from a listed country or territory travelling with an approved transport company on an authorised route.
These steps must be performed in the required order.