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Can I bring my pet dogs with me on a four or five-week holiday in Iceland?

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Can I bring my pet dogs with me on a four or five-week holiday in Iceland?

Q: I am trying to go to Iceland in my motor home for a four or five-week holiday in 2009.

My question is: I would like to bring my pet dogs along with me they have all the requirements for travel to other countries such as the European Passport complete with chips for each dog and all injections for rabies etc.

What is the procedure for bringing them in and who do I get in touch with to find out? They are Tibetan Terriers.

Michael Doyle, Dublin, Ireland

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A: At the Ministry for Fisheries and Agriculture I was informed that all animals that are brought to Iceland have to be quarantined for weeks before they can enter the country, regardless of whether they have European passports or have been vaccinated.

The reason for such strict regulations is to protect the local fauna from diseases that haven’t traveled to the island yet. You can apply for permission for animal importation at the website of the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST).

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