Travelling to Northern Ireland from Ukraine with pets
This page contains information for Ukrainians travelling to Northern Ireland with a pet, including details about health checks, quarantine requirements and important contact information.
Health check requirements
People fleeing the conflict will not have been able to complete full health preparations required for pets including in relation to rabies.
A new streamlined process for people bringing their pets from Ukraine has been put in place.
The Animal and Plant Health Agency will provide quick approvals and relevant quarantine arrangements, for which the costs will be covered.
Before arriving, you or your carrier should contact the Animal and Plant Health Agency, who will confirm their approval and will then organise any necessary stay in quarantine which is required to complete the rabies treatment process.
The maximum stay in quarantine for a pet which has received no rabies treatment is four months.
Pets will be considered case by case, and those that have already received some treatment will spend less time in quarantine.
Ukrainians travelling to Northern Ireland with a pet should contact the Animal and Plant Health Agency at:
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- phone: +44 3000 200 301 and choose option 2