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 will need help with all aspects of your pet relocation, or just advice and support with specific areas, we’re here to simply help and offer the next:
Expert assistance with all relevant veterinary & documentation requirements
Reliable, DEFRA licenced number 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 world
Way to obtain IATA approved sky kennels
Delivery at destination via our worldwide network of established partner agents
Our prime location is essential to minimising enough time pets spend in their Sky Kennels, allowing us to exercise each and every one 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 with us whilst you’re away on christmas, prior to shipment abroad or in quarantine, they will 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 one 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 come in attendance each and every day
We also offer a full pet grooming service
Banned Breeds of Dogs
The next 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 forms of American Bulldogs have been found to be Pit Bulls. It is illegal to enter or transit the UK with any of these breeds or their mixes.
Dogs can only just be viewed for exemption from UK Dangerous Dog Laws through the courts. Pet owners cannot apply fo exemption when importing their dogs.Only dogs which are time for the UK after being placed on the exemption list can enter.
Please observe that the ban also applies to dogs that spend time in Great Britain during transit to other countries.
When you yourself have a wolf hybrid or Savannah cat, then you definitely must seek advice from the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency before you travel.
IATA Approved Flight Kennels
All dogs shipped by air must certanly be housed within an IATA approved kennel which can be ideal for the size of your dog being transported. Food and water should also be within the kennel for long journeys and some airlines do exercise any dogs being shipped in the hold on significant stop-overs however for security reasons, this is simply not something which you (if you are travelling on the same aircraft) will be allowed to accomplish yourself.
General Information About Exporting Pets
Whenever you request a pet export quotation we quote for all costs to move your pet by air to the named destination airport. If you’re delivering your pet to our premises near Heathrow it must arrive at least five hours ahead of the flight. Collections from you (if required) is likely to be by arrangement, usually on the day before departure.
There will 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 own behalf, so these charges are not included in the quote (but we shall advise you of this).
Costs are dependent on 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 the event of dogs, the box size provided is on the basis of the measurements fond of us. Should these measurements be incorrect we accept no responsibility for any delay or extra costs involved as a result.
Animals should be shipped in containers developed to IATA specifications which are the correct size for them i.e. they have to be large enough for the animal to operate without touching the top of the box, lay down comfortably and have the ability to turn round within the box. There must also be considered a fixed water container inside the container with a means of filling it from the surface (funnel).
In case you wish 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 demand a contact Name, Address and Telephone Number in the united kingdom of destination (the airline will need to ring beforehand to confirm acceptance).
Perhaps you are able to take your pet as excess baggage, which will mean booking direct with passenger reservations. This might be a cheaper option (please note that some airlines cannot take livestock and that there could be restrictions such as standby status depending on the airline and the route). However if the animal(s) be a really large shipment (in Airline terms) or coping with the animal(s) at the same time frame because the move be particularly difficult then we could provide cargo option along with other services including collection, kenneling and Export Health Certification.
With informative data on the measurements of the animal(s) we could build transit kennels to fit. Kennels may be either acquired from us or brought to any U.K. Airport to coincide together with your check in time or be delivered to your home.
Regardless of the mode of travel, pets should go in to the cargo hold of the aircraft. This is heated and pressurised to the same extent since the passenger cabin. The animals are loaded to the hold approximately 30 minutes before departure (however the airline requires that they’re delivered to them 4 hours prior to the flight) and are unloaded at the other end usually within half an hour of the plane landing. After the documents are available 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.
Shipping Dogs To Australia By Air
We’ve been shipping dogs by air to all the major continents for over 40 years and as a result have a vast level 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) understanding of the different rules that affect the import of animals for a given country.
If you should be emigrating or moving abroad for a time period and desire to take your pet dog, or dogs with afterward you if you plan ahead, it is a easier than you think process with minimal number of stress for you personally and your dog(s). Planning ahead means getting all of the relevant vaccinations and any veterinary treatments out just how early which means that your pets won’t be suffering negative effects once they travel. It’s also advisable to obtain all documentation completed and ready to go with sufficient 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 range of dog shipping services that can add a “door to door” collection and delivery in the event that you so wish. Our pricing is open and transparent with no hidden fees and we are pleased to provide any help and support you might require to truly get your pet safely to your home.
Dog Export Thorpe Lea
Pet Export Tickleback Row
Pet Export Tittenhurst
This website provides a wealth of details about the import requirements of varied countries relating to the import of dogs 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 can call us free using the quantity at the very top with this page.
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 adhere to the regulations. Additionally it allows pet owners in the UK to take their dogs, cats and ferrets to other European countries and then return with them without requirement for quarantine. All relevant documents and information may be down loaded from this page and all latest informative data on the scheme can be located 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 these 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 be administered by a vet not significantly less than 24 hours and no more than 120 hours (1-5 days) before its scheduled arrival amount of 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 with a 3 month wait.
To prevent confusion we’ve prepared check lists for you yourself to print out and take to your vet.
Click here for EU and listed countries check list
Click here for unlisted countries check list
All latest information may be located on the official DEFRA web site
As soon as your pet is consigned to Airpets in the UK under the Pet Travel Scheme regulations our role is to:
Offer 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 your kennels and cattery at Heathrow.
From there you could:
Collect your pet anytime or any day to suit during our opening hours.
Take your pet for a walk within our field
Arrange your dog wash & brush up
Arrange delivery anywhere in the UK
Our import staff are experienced in working with all facets of pet imports and our speciality is ensuring that all documentation is correct before leaving the nation 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 worth the excess time taken in order to avoid delays at customs. We’re conveniently located just 5 minutes from Heathrow Cargo.
There’s no navigating around it – taking your pet travelling by air outside the UK, whether on a brief holiday or more permanently, is expensive, time-consuming and may be complicated.
There are a host of regulations which must be followed, both country and airline specific, and they very often change.
Generally, the farther away or more exotic your destination, the more work is required to meet import regulations, veterinary requirements and to navigate through the neighborhood rules.
Our job at Pets by Plane is to assist you find the appropriate flights (many airlines will not carry snub-nosed breeds of dogs and cats) navigate the guidelines and regulations, advise on the right travel kennel and make sure 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 really as stress free as you possibly can and we could make the calm well-being, comfort and safety of your pet our top priority. We take our motto of’We care in the air’extremely seriously and pride ourselves on giving a passionate, efficient and caring service.
The Pet Travel Scheme is really a UK Government scheme which allows pet cats and dogs to enter the U.K. without spending amount of time in quarantine.
In order to comply with one of these rules you should do these (In Order).
Check the principles applicable to your pet on the https://www.gov.uk/bringing-food-animals-plants-into-uk internet site 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 go the UK.
When you yourself have any evidence that 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 might be helpful.
Between 1 and 5 days ahead of the date of departure your puppy (this does not apply to cats or ferrets) should 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 be aware that you can find different rules applicable determined by where your pet has travelled from. If your pet can certainly be identified (because thet have already been fitted with a puppy passport microchip) then importation will soon be much easier. Always try and travel together 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 in the U.K. as an example the route that the pet travels must certanly be approved by DEFRA. The airline that you use must certanly be an accepted carrier and the country that you’re flying from needs to be a qualifying country.
Pet Export Ashford
Dog Export Alperton
Cat Export Altmore
Pet Export Addlestonemoor
Pet Export Ashford Common
Dog Export Acton
Pet Export Addlestone
Cat Export Ascot
Cat Export Ashley Park
Cat Export Acton Green
The aforementioned information should only be used as helpful tips, whilst the regulations are constantly changing. A complete set of regulations are available using the link below to the DEFRA website.