The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS)
PETS is designed to halt the spread of rabies and other diseases while still allowing pets to travel.
Northern Ireland has been without any rabies for many years, but in some other countries there’s still a risk of the disease to mammals. The greatest 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 pay 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 guidelines of the scheme, which differ depending on the country the pet is travelling from.
They could then be able to get early release if they may be shown to generally meet the required pet travel requirements.
Countries participating in PETS include most areas of Europe and many non-European destinations.
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 intend to return to the UK.
If you are about to take your pet on a journey to a country with a high incidence of rabies, your veterinarian should administer a Blood Titer Test when you leave the nation if you would like to go back to the EU. You don’t have to attend 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 posseses an EU pet passport and its vaccination and blood test were done in the EU and recorded in your pet passport.
Export certificates are needed for exporting unaccompanied dogs and cats to the following 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.
Pet Shipping Advice
All pet dogs and cats must be microchipped ahead of international travel, so ensuring this is done will always be the first faltering step in preparing your pets for travel. Another 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 extremely anxious about sending their pets on a trip, and this really is, needless to say, totally understandable. However, 4 million domestic pets fly annually throughout the world and the risks of airline travel for them are a similar as an individual of the equivalent health status. The scare-mongering articles which can be 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 example animals being cramped into inappropriately sized travel kennels and not given the rigorous medical examinations which can be required prior to airline journeys. The UK has strict welfare regulations governing international pet travel and animals would not be allowed to depart from any UK Airport in an unsuitable travel kennel or in ill health.
Pets shouldn’t travel to arrive at any destination over a weekend or Bank Holiday because for the most part airports abroad you will find no cargo handling arrangements during today and/or Customs clearance where applicable. If they are allowed to arrive at weekends it always incurs one more fees and possible delays in collecting your pet, so it’s always best to send for a weekday arrival. You will find exceptions to this so please contact our office for more information if that is something you require.
When taking your pet to a foreign country, please ensure they’re only given water that’s safe for humans to drink, we would strongly advise bottled water if you’re in virtually any doubt whatsoever. UK born animals will not have the natural immunity of native pets in your country, so it is imperative they are very well protected with broad spectrum parasite treatments, to lessen the danger of serious illnesses transmitting to your pet. It can also be advisable to ensure all their routine vaccinations are updated because it is prudent to offer them as much disease immunity as possible.
Pets are far 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 brand-new country, there is no reason pets cannot settle well into your life abroad together.
The Pet Travel Scheme is just a UK Government scheme that enables pet cats and dogs to enter the U.K. without spending time in quarantine.
To be able to comply with your rules you will have to do the next (In Order).
Check the guidelines applicable to your pet on the https://www.gov.uk/bringing-food-animals-plants-into-uk site 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.
If you have any evidence that your pet is fit and healthy (like a letter from the vet stating your pet has been examined and what the findings were), then this would be helpful.
Between 1 and 5 days prior to the date of departure your pet (this does not affect cats or ferrets) must be treated against tapeworm. You’ll want this treatment completed by a vet and ensure they issue you with a certificate to the effect/stamp your pet’s passport.
Please be aware 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 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 on hand to answer any questions as they arise.
There are other considerations you will have to take into consideration before bringing your pet back into the U.K. as an example the route your pet travels must certanly be approved by DEFRA. The airline that you use should be an accepted carrier and the nation that you are flying from needs to be a qualifying country.
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The above mentioned information should only be properly used as helpful information, while the regulations are constantly changing. A complete list of regulations can be found utilizing the link below to the DEFRA website.
Shipping Dogs To Australia By Air
We’ve been shipping dogs by air to any or all the major continents for over 40 years and therefore have a vast amount of experience which we could call upon when we encounter the odd unexpected problem. Shipping live animals to any country requires an thorough (and current) familiarity with different rules that apply to the import of animals for certain country.
If you’re emigrating or moving abroad for a period of time and wish to take your pet dog, or dogs with you then if you intend ahead, it would have been a fairly easy process with minimal number of stress for you personally and your dog(s). Planning ahead means getting all of the relevant vaccinations and any other veterinary treatments out just how early meaning your pets won’t be suffering side effects once they travel. It is also recommended to obtain all documentation completed and all set to go with sufficient time to spare before your departure date.
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