Asia is a wonderful place, but it is culturally very different from Ireland. You pet would love it!
Asia is very accessible nowadays and there are lots of easy routes to fly dogs and cats to Asia from Ireland. Direct flights are always best for pets. British Airways and Cathay Pacific are 2 of the biggest main airlines to fly direct to Asia.
To prepare for their big trip, Cats need to have had their full vaccinations (cat flu and enteritis) and dogs need to have had their full vaccinations against Distemper, Canine Hepatitis and Canine Parvovirus. All the vaccinations need to be administered at least 14 days before the transporting flight.
This is a little tricky because some vaccines are only required every 3 years, so the owners think that their pets are fully covered, but actually for the purposes of entry of cats and dogs into Asia, all the fractions need to be given within 12 months of the flight date and at least 14 days before the intended flight date.
PETS Transport Services are a wealth of knowledge on the aforementioned matter and can advise on the best routes for your pets journey to Asia and the best vaccination procedures to keep them safe while they are taking in the sites.