, 2022-10-26 08:11:41,
The Cruising Association has said attempts to approach the Irish Government have proved ‘fruitless’ and currently it ‘remains essentially impossible’ to take a dog or a cat to the Republic of Ireland on a yacht
Since Brexit, sailors from the UK who want to take their cat or dog to Ireland, have to ensure the animal is vaccinated and certificated immediately beforehand (existing paperwork is not accepted) and then apply online to the Department of Agriculture for permission, which will be granted.
However, the yacht must arrive at a designated Traveller’s Port of Entry, which means Dublin, Rosslare or Cork. The commercial port areas of all three are out of bounds to yachts.
‘As the 2022 season draws to a close it remains essentially impossible to take a dog or a cat to the Republic of Ireland on a yacht,’ said a CA spokesperson.
‘The Dublin area’s marinas are one to six miles away from the port, and in the case of Cork, further. Rosslare used to offer a welcome to passing yachts, but with the phenomenal growth of its traffic (the small harbour, 400 metres…
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