There’s no getting around it – taking your pet travelling by air outside the UK, whether on a quick holiday or maybe more permanently, is expensive, time-consuming and could be complicated.
There are certainly a host of regulations which have to be followed, both country and airline specific, and they very often change.
In general, the farther away or even more exotic your destination, the more work is needed to meet import regulations, veterinary requirements and to navigate through the local rules.
Our job at Pets by Plane is to assist you find the right flights (many airlines won’t carry snub-nosed breeds of dogs and cats) navigate the guidelines and regulations, advise on the best travel kennel and ensure that your pet can travel comfortably, securely and as economically as possible.
With over 25 year’s experience in transporting animals around the world, we’ll ensure everything is as stress free as you are able to and we can make the calm well-being, comfort and safety of one’s 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.
Banned Breeds of Dogs
The following breeds or their mixes are not permitted to enter or transit the UK: Brazilian Fila, Dogo Argentino, Japanese Tosa Inu or American Staffordshire Pit Bull Terrier. Also some forms of American Bulldogs have been found to be Pit Bulls. It is illegal to enter or transit the UK with some of these breeds or their mixes.
Dogs can just only be looked at for exemption from UK Dangerous Dog Laws through the courts. Pet owners cannot apply fo exemption when importing their dogs.Only dogs that are returning to the UK after being added to the exemption list can enter.
Please remember that the ban also pertains to dogs that spend amount of time in Great Britain during transit to other countries.
If you have a wolf hybrid or Savannah cat, you then must seek advice from the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency when you travel.
Exporting Pets Living in the United Kingdom
All dogs, cats and ferrets leaving the UK must be microchipped, vaccinated for rabies (in that order) and wait 21 days before leaving the country. You should also ask your veterinarian for an EU Pet Passport if you wish to return to the UK.
If you are about to take your pet on a journey to a country with a top incidence of rabies, your veterinarian should administer a Blood Titer Test when you leave the nation if you want to come back to the EU. You don’t have to attend 90 days before traveling if your pet comes with an EU pet passport and its vaccination and blood test were done in the EU and recorded in the pet passport.
You do not have to attend 3 months if your pet comes with an EU pet passport and its vaccination and blood test were done in the EU and recorded in your pet passport.
Export certificates are expected for exporting unaccompanied dogs and cats to these countries: Anguilla, Antigua/Barbuda, Argentina, Ascension Island, Australia, the Bahamas, Bahrian, Bangladesh (GB only), Bermuda, Bolivia, Boznia Herzogovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus (northern), Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Falkand Islands, Faroe Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Gambia (dogs only), Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guyana, Hawaii, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libia, Macau, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia (peninsula), Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Soloman Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St Kitts and Nevis, St Helena, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga (dogs only), Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks & Caicos, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzebekistan (dogs only), Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallace and Futuna Islands, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
IATA Approved Flight Kennels
All dogs shipped by air should be housed in an IATA approved kennel which can be suited to how big the dog being transported. Food and water must be included in the kennel for long journeys and some airlines do exercise any dogs being shipped in the hang on significant stop-overs but also for security reasons, this is not something which you (if you’re travelling on the same aircraft) could be allowed to do yourself.
The Pet Travel Scheme is a UK Government scheme that enables pet cats and dogs to enter the U.K. without spending amount of time in quarantine.
In order to comply with these rules you should do the next (In Order).
Check the principles applicable to your pet on the https://www.gov.uk/bringing-food-animals-plants-into-uk web page 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.
When you yourself have any evidence your pet is fit and healthy (like a letter from a vet stating your pet has been examined and what the findings were), then this may be helpful.
Between 1 and 5 days prior to the date of departure your pet (this does not connect with cats or ferrets) must certanly be treated against tapeworm. You’ll want this treatment completed by way of a vet and ensure they issue you with a certificate to this effect/stamp your pet’s passport.
Please be aware that you can find different rules applicable determined by where your pet has travelled from. If your pet can quickly be identified (because thet have already been fitted with a pet passport microchip) then importation will undoubtedly be much easier. Always try and travel with your pet so you are on hand to answer any questions as they arise.
You can find other considerations you should take into account before bringing your pet back in the U.K. as an example the route that the pet travels must certanly be approved by DEFRA. The airline that you utilize must be an approved carrier and the nation that you will be flying from needs to become a qualifying country.
Cat Export Cooper's Hill
Pet Export Cobham
Cat Export Colnbrook
Cat Export College Park
Dog Export Cookham Rise
Pet Export Clewer Green
Pet Export Cole Park
Pet Export Clewer Village
Pet Export Coombe
Cat Export Clewer New Town
Cat Export Cookham
Pet Export Colham Green
The aforementioned information should only be properly used as helpful tips, while the regulations are constantly changing. The full list of regulations is found utilizing the link below to the DEFRA website.
Shipping Dogs To Australia By Air
We have been shipping dogs by air to any or all the major continents for over 40 years and as such have a vast number of experience which we could call upon whenever we encounter the odd unexpected problem. Shipping live animals to any country requires an in depth (and current) understanding of the various rules that affect the import of animals for certain country.
If you’re emigrating or moving abroad for a time frame and desire to take your pet dog, or dogs with you then if you plan ahead, it would have been a fairly easy process with the least level of stress for you and your dog(s). Planning ahead means getting most of the relevant vaccinations and some other veterinary treatments out the way in which early which means that your pets won’t be suffering side effects if they travel. It is also advisable to have all documentation completed and all set with plenty of 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 variety of dog shipping services that may add a “door to door” collection and delivery if you so wish. Our pricing is open and transparent without hidden fees and i will be pleased to provide any help and support you may require to get your pet safely to your brand-new home.
Pet Export Roehampton
Pet Export Richmond
Pet Export Row Town
Pet Export Ridgway
Pet Export Raynes Park
Pet Export Ripley
Pet Export Rose Hill
Cat Export Richings Park
Cat Export Rayners Lane
Dog Export Rickmansworth
This website provides a success of details about the import requirements of various countries concerning the import of dogs but if your destination is not listed beneath the “Destination Requirements” tab (above) then simply contact us by completing the online quotation form, or our quick enquiry form or you are able to call us free using the number towards the top of this page.
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 countless amounts of professional & safe, pet moves since inception in 1966. Whether you need help with all facets of your pet relocation, or simply just advice and support with specific areas, we’re here to greatly help and offer these:
Expert assistance with all relevant veterinary & documentation requirements
Reliable, DEFRA licenced collection of your pet from anywhere in the UK
Booking of the most direct, time efficient flight for your pet
Comprehensive ‘Door-to-door’pet relocation to destinations across the planet
Supply of IATA approved sky kennels
Delivery at destination via our worldwide network of established partner agents
Our prime location is essential to minimising the time pets spend within their Sky Kennels, allowing us to exercise each and everyone 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 staying with us whilst you’re away on holiday, prior to shipment abroad or in quarantine, they’ll be pampered by our experienced & caring kennel staff. All our staff have undergone our own 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 in 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 provide a full pet grooming service