General Information About Exporting Pets
Once you request a pet export quotation we quote for several costs to move your pet by air to the named destination airport. If you should be delivering your pet to your premises near Heathrow it must arrive at least five hours before the flight. Collections from you (if required) is likely to be by arrangement, usually on your day before departure.
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There may however be additional charges payable at the airport of destination to cover costs for such items as airline import handling, customs clearance and veterinary charges. As these fees are payable in country of destination, and we’re struggling to pay them on your behalf, so these charges are not within the quote (but we will advise you of this).
Costs are influenced by the size/weight of the animal(s) to be exported, any extra services (such as UK transportation, kenneling, and veterinary certification), flight time and the destination. In case of dogs, the box size provided is based on the measurements given to us. Should these measurements be incorrect we accept no responsibility for any delay or extra costs involved as a result.
Animals must certanly be shipped in containers developed to IATA specifications which are the right size for them i.e. they need to be big enough for your pet to remain true without touching the the top of box, take a nap comfortably and manage to turn round within the box. There must be considered a fixed water container within the container with a means of filling it from the surface (funnel).
Should you need to utilise our services we would have to have written confirmation with payment the moment possible and at the very least 28 days beforehand. We will even require a contact Name, Address and Telephone Number in the country of destination (the airline will need to ring beforehand to ensure acceptance).
You might be in a position to take your pet as excess baggage, which would mean booking direct with passenger reservations. This may also be a cheaper option (please observe that some airlines cannot take livestock and that there could be restrictions such as for example standby status with respect to the airline and the route). However should the animal(s) be a really large shipment (in Airline terms) or coping with the animal(s) at the same time frame while the move be particularly difficult then we can provide the cargo option along with other services including collection, kenneling and Export Health Certification.
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With home elevators the measurements of the animal(s) we could build transit kennels to fit. Kennels could be either picked up from us or brought to any U.K. Airport to coincide along with your check in time or be sent to your home.
Whatever the mode of travel, pets will go to the cargo your hands on the aircraft. This is heated and pressurised to the same extent while the passenger cabin. The animals are loaded in to the hold approximately 30 minutes before departure (however the airline requires they are delivered in their mind 4 hours prior to the flight) and are unloaded at the other end usually within around 30 minutes of the plane landing. When the documents are available the animals could be cleared through customs. The handling/vet fees are then payable to the Import Shed Operator of which point the animals could be collected and taken home.