Taking your pet on your own flight
Pets can travel on most scheduled flights from Heathrow and Gatwick to almost every part of the world so typically, your pet should have the ability to travel on the same flight as yourself if this is what you will like. Most of the ‘low-cost’airlines do not carry pets however, and there are few points that should be considered with this type of pet shipment.
Firstly, pets arrive into the cargo or freight section of the airport, not the passenger terminal and you cannot take two places at the same time! If you’re organized attending to your own customs and visa formalities, your pet might be left waiting for longer than required to be collected and released from their travel kennel.
Also, it’s worth bearing at heart that a lot of airports need you to take your pets travel kennel away with you. In the event of large or multiple pets, the travel kennel/s may prove very hard to move, particularly if you have all your personal luggage to cope with too.
Lastly, you will not have any use of your pet from enough time they’re checked in at the departure airport and soon you collect them at the destination airport, and for many countries such as for example Australia and New Zealand where quarantine on landing is applicable, you will not be able to see your pets before they’re taken with their quarantine accommodation.
If you’ve considered these points and still want your pet to visit on a single flight as yourself, we’ll work together with you to allow for this whenever possible.
We’re happy to meet up clients who’re travelling on the same aircraft as their pets at the London airports on your day of shipment. We’d require seeing copies most of Veterinary paperwork to make sure they’re acceptable for travel and whilst we will always ask you to test and double check how big your pet and travel kennel beforehand, we unfortunately cannot accept any responsibility for last-minute delays or problems occurred on your day of travel with this type of shipment. The single most typical basis 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 will sometimes ask you often times if you should be sure about the size as a wriggly dog is not exactly easy to measure and we could usually tell if the measurements don’t sound right for the breed of dog.
Many pets which have previously travelled into the UK in a specific size kennel might not be able to travel back out in exactly the same kennel because of the stringent rules applied when leaving the UK. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are amongst the strictest on the planet for animal welfare, and so the message here is that if you are unsure please say so once we will then make contingency plans for if the kennel is not just a good enough fit.
Banned Breeds of Dogs
These 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 already 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 returning to the UK after being added to the exemption list can enter.
Please note that the ban also relates to dogs that spend time in Great Britain during transit to other countries.
If you have a wolf hybrid or Savannah cat, you then must seek advice from the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency when you travel.
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. It’s also wise to ask your veterinarian for an EU Pet Passport if you intend to come back to the UK.
If you’re planning to take your pet on a holiday to a country with a high incidence of rabies, your veterinarian should administer a Blood Titer Test before you leave the united states if you would like to go back to the EU. You do not have to attend 90 days before traveling if your pet has an EU pet passport and its vaccination and blood test were done in the EU and recorded in the pet passport.
There isn’t to hold back 3 months if your pet has an EU pet passport and its vaccination and blood test were done in the EU and recorded in the pet passport.
Export certificates are required 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.
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 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) familiarity with the various rules that affect the import of animals for certain country.
If you should be emigrating or moving abroad for a time frame and want to take your pet dog, or dogs with you then if you intend ahead, it would have been a easier than you think process with the least level of stress for you and your dog(s). Planning ahead means getting all of the relevant vaccinations and some other veterinary treatments out the way in which early meaning your pets won’t be suffering side effects if they travel. It’s also advisable to get all documentation completed and all set with the required 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 selection of dog shipping services that will incorporate a “door to door” collection and delivery if you so wish. Our pricing is open and transparent without hidden fees and we are pleased to provide any help and support you could require to get your pet safely to your home.
Dog Export Harrow on the Hill
Cat Export Harrow
Pet Export Hatch End
Pet Export Harrow Weald
Dog Export Harmondsworth
This site provides a wealth of details about the import requirements of numerous countries relating to the import of dogs if your destination is not listed underneath 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 quantity at the very top of the page.
IATA Approved Flight Kennels
All dogs shipped by air should be housed in a IATA approved kennel that will be suitable for how big canine being transported. Food and water must be contained in the kennel for long journeys and some airlines do exercise any dogs being shipped in the hold on significant stop-overs but for security reasons, this isn’t something which you (if you are travelling on the same aircraft) will be allowed to accomplish yourself.