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Taking your pet on your flight

Pets can travel of all scheduled flights from Heathrow and Gatwick to almost every the main world so in most cases, your pet should manage to travel on a single flight as yourself if this is what you will like. All of the ‘low-cost’airlines don’t carry pets however, and you can find few points that should be thought about with this type of pet shipment.

Firstly, pets arrive in to the cargo or freight element of the airport, not the passenger terminal and you can’t be in two places simultaneously! If you’re organized attending to your own personal customs and visa formalities, your pet might be left looking forward to longer than required to be collected and released from their travel kennel.

Also, it’s worth bearing in your mind that most airports require you to take your pets travel kennel away with you. In the case of large or multiple pets, the travel kennel/s may prove very difficult to transport, especially if you have all your own luggage to cope with too.

Lastly, you’ll have no usage of your pet from the full time they’re checked in at the departure airport and soon you collect them at the destination airport, and for a few countries such as for example Australia and New Zealand where quarantine on landing is applicable, you won’t have the ability to see your pets before they’re taken with their quarantine accommodation.

If you’ve considered these points and still want your pet traveling on a single flight as yourself, we’ll interact with you to accommodate this whenever possible.

We are happy to meet up clients that are travelling on a single aircraft as their pets at the London airports on the afternoon of shipment. We would require seeing copies all of Veterinary paperwork to be sure they’re suitable for travel and whilst we will always ask you to check and double check how big is your pet and travel kennel beforehand, we unfortunately cannot accept any responsibility for last-minute delays or problems occurred on the day of travel with this kind of shipment. The single most common reason for these last minute problems at the airport may be the measurements being incorrect and the travel kennel being refused as too small for the dog. With the years of experience we’ve with such issues, we shall sometimes ask you many times if you should be sure in regards to the size as a wriggly dog is not quite easy to measure and we could usually tell if the measurements don’t sound right for the breed of dog.

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Many pets that have previously travelled to the UK in a particular size kennel may not have the ability to travel back out in exactly the same kennel due to the stringent rules applied when leaving the UK. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are amongst the strictest in the world for animal welfare, and so the message here is that if you should be uncertain please say so as we may then make contingency plans for if the kennel is not really a adequate fit.

Pet Microchip

The first step to ready your dog, cat or ferret to enter the United Kingdom is to own your pet microchipped by having an ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit pet microchip.

If your pet currently includes a microchip that’s not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you then have 3 choices:

You can bring your personal microchip scanner.
You can contact the officials at the Border Inspection Post where you’ll enter the UK and inquire as to whether they’ve scanners that will read your pet’s chip.
If your pet’s current microchip can be read, your veterinarian can implant compliant chip. The amount and implant dates of both microchips should be documented on the EU Health Certificate (see step #5).

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A tattoo is a satisfactory type of identification as long as it was handed ahead of July 3, 2011, is clearly visible and your pet was vaccinated for rabies after the tattoo was applied.

Rabies Vaccination

All dogs, cats and ferrets will need to have proof a current rabies vaccination administered following a microchip was implanted to enter the United Kingdom.

The very first rabies vaccination following the microchip is implanted is called the primary vaccination and it must certanly be a one year vaccine. If your pet’s previous vaccination had expired before being revaccinated, another vaccination becomes the principal vaccination and it also must be a one year vaccine.

All vaccinations which are administered after the primary vaccination are called booster vaccinations.

If your pet is entering the United Kingdom from the rabies-free (click here) or rabies-controlled country (click here), the principal rabies vaccination must be administered no sooner than 21 days before entering the United Kingdom.

There’s no waiting period after booster vaccinations so long as:

the prior vaccination was administered following a microchip was implanted AND
the last vaccination had not expired when 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, not as 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 updated, and one other entry requirements are met.

If your pet is entering the United Kingdom from the high-rabies country, it must await a minimum of 30 days after vaccination before finding a rabies titer test (see step #3).

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 thousands of professional & safe, pet moves since inception in 1966. Whether you’ll need assistance with all facets of your pet relocation, or simply 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 number of your pet from anywhere in the UK
Booking of the very most direct, time efficient flight for your pet
Comprehensive ‘Door-to-door’pet relocation to destinations across the globe
Way to obtain IATA approved sky kennels
Delivery at destination via our worldwide network of established partner agents

Our prime location is important to minimising the full 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 sticking to us whilst you’re away on holiday, just before 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 1 priority.

All dogs are exercised daily in individual runs or within 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 offer a full pet grooming service

Importing Pets

The Pet Travel Scheme is really 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 these rules you will have to do these (In Order).
1)
Check the principles applicable to your pet on the https://www.gov.uk/bringing-food-animals-plants-into-uk web site and make your plans accordingly.
2)
Have your animal fitted with a microchip.
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Have your pet vaccinated against rabies.
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For qualifying countries, after a period of 21 days following your pet’s vaccination, your pet may then happen to be the UK.
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When you have any evidence your pet is fit and healthy (like a letter from the vet stating your pet has recently been examined and what the findings were), then this could be helpful.
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Between 1 and 5 days before the date of departure your dog (this doesn’t apply to cats or ferrets) must 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.
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Please know that there are different rules applicable determined by where your pet has travelled from. If your pet can quickly be identified (because thet have now been fitted with a pet passport microchip) then importation is going to be much easier. Always try and travel with your pet so that you are available to answer any questions while they arise.

You can find other considerations you should take into consideration before bringing your pet back to the U.K. for example the route that your pet travels must certanly be approved by DEFRA. The airline that you use must certanly be an accepted carrier and the nation that you’re flying from needs to become a qualifying country.
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The above mentioned information should only be properly used as helpful information, since the regulations are constantly changing. The full list of regulations is found by using the link below to the DEFRA website.

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 as long as they comply with the regulations. In addition, it allows pet owners in the UK to take their dogs, cats and ferrets to other European countries and then return with them without importance of quarantine. All relevant documents and information may be down loaded from this site and all latest information on the scheme could be on the official DEFRA internet site.
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:

Be microchipped
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) must be treated for tapeworm. The treatment must be administered by a vet not less than 24 hours and no more than 120 hours (1-5 days) before its scheduled arrival time in the UK. There is 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 a 3 month wait.

To avoid confusion we have prepared check lists for you yourself to print out and try your vet.

Click here for EU and listed countries check list

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Click here for unlisted countries check list

All latest information may be found on the official DEFRA site

As soon as your pet is consigned to Airpets in the UK beneath the Pet Travel Scheme regulations our role would be to:

Give you a pre check of documentation ahead of leaving country of origin
Monitor pets once loaded onto the aircraft with our tracking system software
Collect your pet promptly from the official animal quarantine station at Heathrow then make the 5 minute journey to our kennels and cattery at Heathrow.

From there you might:

Collect your pet anytime or any day to accommodate during our opening hours.
Take your pet for a walk in our field
Arrange your dog wash & brush up
Arrange delivery anywhere in the UK

Our import staff are experienced in dealing with all aspects of pet imports and our speciality is ensuring 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 extra time taken to be able to avoid delays at customs. We are conveniently located just 5 minutes from Heathrow Cargo.

The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS)

PETS is made to halt the spread of rabies and other diseases while still allowing pets to travel.

Northern Ireland has been free of rabies for quite some time, in several other countries there is still a danger of the disease to mammals. The greatest risk for rabies entering here will be through an infected animal smuggled in illegally.

All rabies-susceptible animals entering the UK are normally required to invest four months in quarantine, unless they arrive under and meet all the conditions of PETS.

All pet dogs (including assistance dogs), cats and ferrets can enter or re-enter the UK without quarantine under PETS provided they meet the principles of the scheme, which differ with regards to the country your pet is travelling from.

They might then be able to get early release if they may be shown to meet the necessary pet travel requirements.

Countries participating in PETS include most areas of Europe and many non-European destinations.

Shipping Dogs To Australia By Air

We’ve been shipping dogs by air to all or any the major continents for over 40 years and therefore have a vast amount of experience which we are able to call upon when we encounter the odd unexpected problem. Shipping live animals to any country requires an in depth (and current) knowledge of the various rules that connect with the import of animals for confirmed country.

If you’re emigrating or moving abroad for a time period and wish to take your pet dog, or dogs with after this you if you plan ahead, it would have been a fairly easy process with minimal level of stress for you personally and your dog(s). Planning ahead means getting all the relevant vaccinations and some other veterinary treatments out the way in which early which means that your pets will not be suffering negative effects once they travel. Additionally it is advisable to have all documentation completed and all set to go with the required time to spare before your departure date.

Passportforpets.co.uk is really a division of Airsupply Shipping located near London’s Heathrow Airport. We offer a variety of dog shipping services that can incorporate a “door to door” collection and delivery if you so wish. Our pricing is open and transparent without hidden fees and we will be pleased to provide any help and support you could require to truly get your pet safely to your brand-new home.
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This site provides a wealth of information regarding the import requirements of numerous 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 internet quotation form, or our quick enquiry form or you are able to call us free using the amount at the top of this page.

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