Taking your pet in your flight
Pets can travel of all scheduled flights from Heathrow and Gatwick to virtually every the main world so generally, your pet should manage to travel for a passing fancy flight as yourself if this really is what you will like. All the ‘low-cost’airlines don’t carry pets however, and there are few points that should be considered with this kind of pet shipment.
Firstly, pets arrive to the cargo or freight portion of the airport, not the passenger terminal and you cannot be in two places at the same time! If you’re held up attending to your personal customs and visa formalities, your pet may be left looking forward to more than required to be collected and released from their travel kennel.
Also, it’s worth bearing at heart that a lot of 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 extremely tough to transport, especially if you have all your own personal luggage to manage too.
Lastly, you’ll not have any access to your pet from the 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 instance 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 to travel on the same flight as yourself, we’ll interact with you to support 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 day of shipment. We would require seeing copies every one of Veterinary paperwork to be certain 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 ahead of time, we unfortunately cannot accept any responsibility for last-minute delays or problems occurred on the day of travel with this type of shipment. The single most common basis for these eleventh hour problems at the airport could 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 will sometimes ask you often if you are sure about the size as a wriggly dog is nearly an easy task to measure and we could usually tell if the measurements don’t sound right for the breed of dog.
Many pets that have previously travelled into the UK in a particular size kennel may not be able to travel back out in the exact same kennel because of the stringent rules applied when leaving the UK. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are between the strictest on earth for animal welfare, and and so the message listed here is that if you should be uncertain please say so once we may then make contingency plans for if the kennel is not just a good enough fit.
Exporting Pets Living in the United Kingdom
All dogs, cats and ferrets leaving the UK should 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 planning to take your pet on a holiday to a country with a higher incidence of rabies, your veterinarian should administer a Blood Titer Test before you leave the united states if you intend to come back to the EU. You do not have to wait 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 your 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 the 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.
The first step to ready your dog, cat or ferret to enter the United Kingdom is to possess your pet microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit pet microchip.
If your pet currently includes a microchip that’s not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, then you have 3 choices:
You would bring your own microchip scanner.
You can contact the officials at the Border Inspection Post where you’ll enter the UK and inquire concerning whether they’ve scanners that may read your pet’s chip.
If your pet’s current microchip can still be read, your veterinarian can implant compliant chip. The number and implant dates of both microchips must be documented on the EU Health Certificate (see step #5).
A tattoo is an acceptable type of identification so long as it was presented with prior to July 3, 2011, is obviously visible and your pet was vaccinated for rabies after the tattoo was applied.
All dogs, cats and ferrets must have evidence of a current rabies vaccination administered after a microchip was implanted to enter the United Kingdom.
The initial rabies vaccination after 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, the next vaccination becomes the primary vaccination and additionally it must be a 12 months vaccine.
All vaccinations that are 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 sooner than 21 days before entering the United Kingdom.
There is no waiting period after booster vaccinations as long as:
the last vaccination was administered following a microchip was implanted AND
the prior 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 should only be administered as an enhancement, much less a key vaccination. You can get hold of 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 the other entry requirements are met.
If your pet is entering the United Kingdom from a high-rabies country, it must wait for a minimum of 30 days after vaccination before receiving a rabies titer test (see step #3).
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 comply with 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 requirement for quarantine. All relevant documents and information can be down loaded from this site and all latest info on the scheme can 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 next 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) must be treated for tapeworm. The therapy must certanly be administered by way of a vet not less than 24 hours and less 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 necessary for dogs entering the UK from Finland, Ireland or Malta).
Pets entering from the non listed third country must pass a blood test 30 days after vaccination followed by a 3 month wait.
To prevent confusion we’ve prepared check lists for you really to print out and try your vet.
Click here for EU and listed countries check list
Click here for unlisted countries check list
All latest information could 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 to:
Give you a pre check of documentation ahead of 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 may:
Collect your pet anytime or any day to accommodate 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 coping with all areas of pet imports and our speciality is ensuring that all documentation is correct before leaving the united states of origin! The key reason for concern with Pet Travel Scheme imports is incorrect documentation on arrival. Pre checking documentation is a unique service to Airpets and is well worth the additional time taken in order to avoid delays at customs. We are conveniently located just 5 minutes from Heathrow Cargo.
The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS)
PETS was created 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, however in various other countries there’s still a threat of the condition to mammals. The largest risk for rabies entering here would be via an infected animal smuggled in illegally.
All rabies-susceptible animals entering the UK are normally required to spend four months in quarantine, unless they arrive under and meet all of 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 depending on the country the pet is travelling from.
They might then manage to get early release if they may be shown to meet up the required pet travel requirements.
Countries participating in PETS include most parts of Europe and many non-European destinations.
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’ll need help with all facets of your pet relocation, or simply advice and support with specific areas, we’re here to greatly help and offer the following:
Expert assistance with all relevant veterinary & documentation requirements
Reliable, DEFRA licenced assortment of your pet from anywhere in the UK
Booking of the very direct, time efficient flight for the 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 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 vacation, just before 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 1 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 every single day
We also offer a full pet grooming service
Pet Shipping Advice
All pet dogs and cats must be microchipped just before international travel, so ensuring this is completed can be the first faltering step in preparing your pets for travel. One other veterinary requirements vary immensely between every country, so please check the relevant page on our website or contact us for more in-depth information.
Most owners are very anxious about sending their pets on a trip, and that is, needless to say, totally understandable. However, 4 million domestic pets fly each year across the world and the risks of airline travel for them are a similar as a human of the same health status. The scare-mongering articles which can be found on the internet listing death and injury as common occurrences for air travel more often than not occur once the rules for airline travel are flouted, such as for instance animals being cramped into inappropriately sized travel kennels and not given the rigorous medical examinations which can be required ahead of airline journeys. The UK has strict welfare regulations governing international pet travel and animals could not be permitted to depart from any UK Airport within an unsuitable travel kennel or in ill health.
Pets shouldn’t go arrive at any destination over a week-end or Bank Holiday because at most of the airports abroad there are no cargo handling arrangements during nowadays and/or Customs clearance where applicable. If they’re allowed to reach at weekends it always incurs one more fees and possible delays in collecting your pet, therefore it is always far better send for a weekday arrival. There are exceptions to this so please contact our office to learn more if that is something you require.
When taking your pet to a foreign country, please ensure they are only given water that’s safe for humans to drink, we’d strongly advise bottled water if you’re in any doubt whatsoever. UK born animals will not have the natural immunity of native pets in your brand-new country, therefore it is imperative they’re extremely well protected with broad spectrum parasite treatments, to lessen the danger of serious illnesses transmitting to your pet. It is also advisable to make sure that all of their routine vaccinations are current because it’s prudent to offer them just as much disease immunity as possible.
Pets tend to be more adaptable than they’re often given credit for, and with some common-sense precautions regarding changes in climate, natural dangers, standard of veterinary care and relevant laws in your country, there is no reason why pets cannot settle well into your brand-new life abroad together.
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 as such have a vast quantity of experience which we are able to call upon once we encounter the odd unexpected problem. Shipping live animals to any country requires an in depth (and current) familiarity with different rules that affect the import of animals for confirmed country.
If you are emigrating or moving abroad for a time period and wish to take your pet dog, or dogs with you then if you plan ahead, it would have been a fairly easy process with the smallest amount of amount of stress for you personally and your dog(s). Planning ahead means getting all of the relevant vaccinations and every other veterinary treatments out the way early which means that your pets will not be suffering unwanted effects if they travel. Additionally it is recommended to have all documentation completed and ready to go with sufficient time to spare before your departure date.
Passportforpets.co.uk is just a division of Airsupply Shipping located near London’s Heathrow Airport. We offer a range of dog shipping services that can include a “door to door” collection and delivery if you so wish. Our pricing is open and transparent with no hidden fees and we will be pleased to offer any help and support you might require to get your pet safely to your new home.
Pet Export Harmans Water
Dog Export Harmondsworth
This website provides a wealth of information regarding the import requirements of numerous countries concerning 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 amount at the top of the page.
The Pet Travel Scheme is just a UK Government scheme which allows pet cats and dogs to enter the U.K. without spending time in quarantine.
To be able to comply with your rules you will need to do the next (In Order).
Check the rules 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 an amount of 21 days following your pet’s vaccination, your pet may then happen to be the UK.
When you yourself have any evidence your pet is fit and healthy (like a letter from the vet stating that the 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 puppy (this does not affect cats or ferrets) must certanly be treated against tapeworm. You’ll want this treatment completed with 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 already been fitted with a dog passport microchip) then importation is going to be much easier. Always try and travel together with your pet so you are available to answer any questions while they arise.
You will find other considerations you will have to consider before bringing your pet back to the U.K. as an example the route your pet travels must be approved by DEFRA. The airline that you use must be an approved carrier and the united states that you are flying from needs to become a qualifying country.
Pet Export Stanwell Moor
Pet Export St Margarets
Cat Export Stanners Hill
Cat Export Staines
Pet Export Stanwell
The aforementioned information should only be used as a guide, because the regulations are constantly changing. The full list of regulations are available utilizing the link below to the DEFRA website.