General Information About Exporting Pets
When you request a pet export quotation we quote for all costs to transport your pet by air to the named destination airport. If you are delivering your pet to your premises near Heathrow it must arrive no less than five hours prior to the flight. Collections from you (if required) is likely to be by arrangement, usually on the afternoon before departure.
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 unable to pay them on your behalf, so these charges aren’t within the quote (but we will advise you of this).
Prices are influenced by the size/weight of the animal(s) to be exported, any additional services (such as UK transportation, kenneling, and veterinary certification), flight time and the destination. In case of dogs, the box size provided is on the basis of the measurements directed at us. Should these measurements be incorrect we accept no responsibility for just about any delay or extra costs involved as a result.
Animals must certanly be shipped in containers created to IATA specifications which are the correct size for them i.e. they should be big enough for the animal to operate without touching the the top of box, lay down comfortably and manage to turn round within the box. There must be considered a fixed water container in the container with a way of filling it from the surface (funnel).
In case you wish to utilise our services we would need to have written confirmation with payment when possible and at the very least 28 days beforehand. We will also need a contact Name, Address and Telephone Number in the united states of destination (the airline should ring beforehand to verify acceptance).
You may be in a position to take your pet as excess baggage, which will mean booking direct with passenger reservations. This might be a cheaper option (please remember 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 if the animal(s) be a particularly large shipment (in Airline terms) or coping with the animal(s) at once while the move be particularly difficult then we could offer the cargo option along with other services including collection, kenneling and Export Health Certification.
With info on the measurements of the animal(s) we are able to build transit kennels to fit. Kennels may be either picked up from us or sent to any U.K. Airport to coincide with your register time or be brought to your home.
Long lasting mode of travel, pets should go in to the cargo your hands on the aircraft. This is heated and pressurised to exactly the same extent because the passenger cabin. The animals are loaded to the hold approximately 30 minutes before departure (however the airline requires they are delivered in their mind 4 hours before the flight) and are unloaded at one other end usually within 30 minutes of the plane landing. After the documents can be found the animals can be cleared through customs. The handling/vet fees are then payable to the Import Shed Operator at which point the animals may be collected and taken home.
The first faltering step to ready your dog, cat or ferret to enter the United Kingdom is to have your pet microchipped by having an ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit pet microchip.
If your pet currently has a microchip that is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, then you definitely have 3 choices:
You can bring your own personal microchip scanner.
You can contact the officials at the Border Inspection Post where you will enter the UK and inquire regarding whether they’ve scanners that may read your pet’s chip.
If your pet’s current microchip can be read, your veterinarian can implant compliant chip. The quantity and implant dates of both microchips must certanly be documented on the EU Health Certificate (see step #5).
A tattoo is a suitable form of identification as long as it was given prior to July 3, 2011, is actually visible and your pet was vaccinated for rabies following the tattoo was applied.
All dogs, cats and ferrets will need to have proof a current rabies vaccination administered after having a microchip was implanted to enter the United Kingdom.
The first rabies vaccination following the microchip is implanted is known as the principal vaccination and it should be a twelve months vaccine. If your pet’s previous vaccination had expired before being revaccinated, another vaccination becomes the principal vaccination and it also should be a 12 months vaccine.
All vaccinations which can be administered after the principal vaccination are called booster vaccinations.
If your pet is entering the United Kingdom from a rabies-free (click here) or rabies-controlled country (click here), the principal rabies vaccination must be administered no prior to 21 days before entering the United Kingdom.
There’s no waiting period after booster vaccinations as long as:
the prior vaccination was administered following a microchip was implanted AND
the previous vaccination had not expired once the booster was given.
The United Kingdom does honor the 3 year rabies vaccination for dogs, cats and ferrets; however, it will only be administered as a booster, much less a principal vaccination. You are able to confer with your veterinarian about this.
Once your pet has entered the United Kingdom, a 21 day waiting period isn’t necessary for subsequent visits, provided rabies boosters are kept up to date, and another entry requirements are met.
If your pet is entering the United Kingdom from the high-rabies country, it must wait for a minimum of 30 days after vaccination before finding a rabies titer test (see step #3).
Banned Breeds of Dogs
The following breeds or their mixes aren’t permitted to enter or transit the UK: Brazilian Fila, Dogo Argentino, Japanese Tosa Inu or American Staffordshire Pit Bull Terrier. Also some types of American Bulldogs have now been found to be Pit Bulls. It’s illegal to enter or transit the UK with 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 which can be time for the UK after being positioned on the exemption list can enter.
Please remember that the ban also applies to dogs that spend amount of time in Great Britain during transit to other countries.
When you yourself have a wolf hybrid or Savannah cat, you then must seek advice from the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency when you travel.
The Pet Travel Scheme is a UK Government scheme which allows pet cats and dogs to enter the U.K. without spending time in quarantine.
In order to comply with your rules you will need to do the next (In Order).
Check the principles applicable to your pet on the https://www.gov.uk/bringing-food-animals-plants-into-uk website and make your plans accordingly.
Have your animal fitted with a microchip.
Have your pet vaccinated against rabies.
For qualifying countries, after a period of 21 days following your pet’s vaccination, your pet may then happen to be the UK.
When you have any evidence your 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 will be helpful.
Between 1 and 5 days prior to the date of departure your dog (this does not connect with cats or ferrets) must certanly be treated against tapeworm. You must have this treatment completed by way of a vet and ensure they issue you with a certificate to the effect/stamp your pet’s passport.
Please know that you will find different rules applicable determined by where your pet has travelled from. If your pet can easily be identified (because thet have been fitted with a puppy 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 will need to take into account before bringing your pet back into the U.K. for instance the route that your pet travels must be approved by DEFRA. The airline that you employ must be an authorized carrier and the united states that you’re flying from needs to become a qualifying country.
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The above information should only be properly used as helpful information, because the regulations are constantly changing. A full set of regulations can be found utilizing the link below to the DEFRA website.