The Pet Travel Scheme is just a UK Government scheme that enables pet cats and dogs to enter the U.K. without spending time in quarantine.
In order to comply with these rules you should do the next (In Order).
Check the guidelines applicable to your pet on the https://www.gov.uk/bringing-food-animals-plants-into-uk internet site and make your plans accordingly.
Have your animal fitted with a microchip.
Have your pet vaccinated against rabies.
For qualifying countries, after an amount of 21 days following your pet’s vaccination, your pet may then travel to the UK.
If you have any evidence that the pet is fit and healthy (like a letter from the vet stating that your pet has been examined and what the findings were), then this would be helpful.
Between 1 and 5 days before the date of departure your puppy (this doesn’t apply to cats or ferrets) should be treated against tapeworm. You’ll want this treatment completed with a vet and ensure they issue you with a certificate to this effect/stamp your pet’s passport.
Please remember that you will find different rules applicable determined by where your pet has travelled from. If your pet can simply be identified (because thet have now been fitted with a pet passport microchip) then importation will undoubtedly be much easier. Always try and travel with your pet so you are available to answer any questions because they arise.
There are other considerations you should take into account before bringing your pet back to the U.K. as an example the route your pet travels should be approved by DEFRA. The airline that you employ must be an accepted carrier and the nation that you are flying from needs to be a qualifying country.
Dog Export Hersham
Pet Export Highway
Cat Export Higher Denham
Cat Export Hill End
Dog Export Heston
Pet Export Hillingdon
The aforementioned information should only be properly used as a guide, because the regulations are constantly changing. A complete set of regulations are available by using the link below to the DEFRA website.
Leaving the UK
Taking your pet out of the UK for a holiday or more permanent move can require a good deal of planning and research. By using Airpets you can leave us to do the hard work, letting you concentrate on your own travel arrangements.
Airpets are the absolute most experienced pet relocation company in the UK, having completed tens of thousands of professional & safe, pet moves since inception in 1966. Whether you will need help with all facets of your pet relocation, or just advice and support with specific areas, we’re here to help and offer the following:
Expert assistance with all relevant veterinary & documentation requirements
Reliable, DEFRA licenced collection of your pet from anywhere in the UK
Booking of the very direct, time efficient flight for your pet
Comprehensive ‘Door-to-door’pet relocation to destinations across the world
Method of getting IATA approved sky kennels
Delivery at destination via our worldwide network of established partner agents
Our prime location is vital to minimising the time pets spend inside their Sky Kennels, allowing us to exercise each and every one before its flight & making the journey as short and stress-free as possible.
Boarding & Quarantine
Located only 5 minutes from London’s Heathrow airport, we offer excellent on-site boarding kennels as well as luxury boarding catteries.
Whether your pet is sticking with us whilst you’re away on holiday, ahead of shipment abroad or in quarantine, they’ll be pampered by our experienced & caring kennel staff. All our staff have undergone our personal in-house kennel care and animal well-being training, and have your pets comfort and health as a number one priority.
All dogs are exercised daily in individual runs or inside our secure paddock
All kennels have heated passage ways or individual heaters
All pets are fed a well-balanced & nutritious diet
Our vets are in attendance everyday
We also give you a full pet grooming service
Shipping Dogs To Australia By Air
We have been shipping dogs by air to all or any the major continents for over 40 years and as a result have a vast number of experience which we can call upon when we encounter the odd unexpected problem. Shipping live animals to any country requires an comprehensive (and current) knowledge of the various rules that apply to the import of animals for confirmed country.
If you are emigrating or moving abroad for a time period and want to take your pet dog, or dogs with afterward you if you intend ahead, it is a fairly easy process with the least amount of stress for you and your dog(s). Planning ahead means getting most of the relevant vaccinations and every other veterinary treatments out the way early meaning your pets won’t be suffering unwanted effects once they travel. Additionally it is a good idea to obtain all documentation completed and all set with sufficient time to spare before your departure date.
Passportforpets.co.uk is a division of Airsupply Shipping located near London’s Heathrow Airport. We offer a selection of dog shipping services that may include a “door to door” collection and delivery if you so wish. Our pricing is open and transparent with no hidden fees and we are pleased to provide any help and support you might require to truly get your pet safely to your brand-new home.
Cat Export Cranbourne
Pet Export Cowley
Cat Export Cottenham Park
Dog Export Cox Green
Dog Export Cowley Peachy
This amazing site provides a success of information regarding the import requirements of numerous countries associated with the import of dogs if a destination is not listed under the “Destination Requirements” tab (above) then simply contact us by completing the web quotation form, or our quick enquiry form or you can call us free using the number at the top with this page.
There’s no making your way around it – taking your pet travelling by air outside the UK, whether on a quick holiday or even more permanently, is expensive, time-consuming and could be complicated.
There are certainly a host of regulations which must be followed, both country and airline specific, and they frequently change.
In general, the farther away or maybe more exotic your destination, the more work is needed to meet import regulations, veterinary requirements and to navigate through the area rules.
Our job at Pets by Plane is to help you find the right flights (many airlines won’t carry snub-nosed breeds of dogs and cats) navigate the rules and regulations, advise on the right travel kennel and make sure that your pet can travel comfortably, securely and as economically as possible.
With over 25 year’s experience in transporting animals all over the world, we’ll ensure everything can be as stress free as possible and we is likely to make the calm well-being, comfort and safety of your pet our top priority. We take our motto of’We care in the air’extremely seriously and pride ourselves on giving a separate, efficient and caring service.
IATA Approved Flight Kennels
All dogs shipped by air must certanly be housed in an IATA approved kennel which can be suited to how big is the dog being transported. Food and water must also be contained in the kennel for long journeys and some airlines do exercise any dogs being shipped in the hang on significant stop-overs but for security reasons, this is simply not something which you (if you’re travelling for a passing fancy aircraft) would be allowed to accomplish yourself.
Arrival into the UK
Are you looking for help with bringing your pets to the UK?
Airpets offer customs clearance for pet dogs and cats under the Pet Travel Scheme into the UK from 3rd countries (outside the EU). We have professional knowledge and facilities to make the entire pet import process easy and stress-free for both you and your pet. All you need to do is complete our customs clearance quote application form.
The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) allows pet dogs, cats and ferrets to enter the UK without quarantine provided that they adhere to the regulations. Additionally it allows pet owners in the UK to take their dogs, cats and ferrets to other European countries and then return using them without dependence on quarantine. All relevant documents and information may be down loaded from these pages and all latest info on the scheme may be found on the official DEFRA web page.
For dogs, cats and ferrets entering the UK from any European or “listed” third country the key differences are that the current requirement to carry out a rabies blood test followed by a four-month wait before entry into the UK will no longer be required. For a pet import under the EU Pet Passport Scheme quote – Please click here
Dogs, cats and pet ferrets entering the UK from an EU or ‘listed’third country from 1st January 2012 must: have the following completed in this exact order:
Vaccinated against rabies
Have waited 21 days after vaccination before entering the UK
Hold an EU Pet Passport or EU Veterinary Certificate (Annex 2)
Tapeworm Treatment(dogs only): before entering the UK, all pet dogs (including assistance dogs) should be treated for tapeworm. The therapy must certanly be administered by a vet not significantly less than 24 hours and not more than 120 hours (1-5 days) before its scheduled arrival amount of time in the UK. There’s no mandatory requirement for tick treatment. No treatment is required for dogs entering the UK from Finland, Ireland or Malta).
Pets entering from a non listed third country must pass a blood test 30 days after vaccination followed by way of a 3 month wait.
To avoid confusion we have prepared check lists for you yourself to print out and decide to try your vet.
Click here for EU and listed countries check list
Click here for unlisted countries check list
All latest information may be on the official DEFRA internet site
When your pet is consigned to Airpets in the UK beneath the Pet Travel Scheme regulations our role is always to:
Give you a pre check of documentation just before leaving country of origin
Monitor pets once loaded onto the aircraft with your tracking system software
Collect your pet promptly from the official animal quarantine station at Heathrow then make the 5 minute journey to the kennels and cattery at Heathrow.
From there you could:
Collect your pet anytime or any day to match during our opening hours.
Take your puppy for a walk in our field
Arrange a dog wash & brush up
Arrange delivery anywhere in the UK
Our import staff are experienced in dealing with all areas of pet imports and our speciality is making sure that all documentation is correct before leaving the united states of origin! The main reason for concern with Pet Travel Scheme imports is incorrect documentation on arrival. Pre checking documentation is really a unique service to Airpets and is well worth the additional time taken to be able to avoid delays at customs. We are conveniently located just 5 minutes from Heathrow Cargo.