Taking your pet on your flight
Pets can travel of all scheduled flights from Heathrow and Gatwick to almost every part of the world so generally, your pet should have the ability to travel on the same flight as yourself if that is what you would like. All the ‘low-cost’airlines don’t carry pets however, and you can find few points that should be considered with this sort of pet shipment.
Firstly, pets arrive to the cargo or freight element of the airport, not the passenger terminal and you cannot maintain two places simultaneously! If you’re held up attending to your own personal customs and visa formalities, your pet may be left waiting for longer than necessary 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 very difficult to transport, particularly if you have all your personal luggage to manage too.
Lastly, you’ll have no use of your pet from the full time they’re checked in at the departure airport until you collect them at the destination airport, and for some countries such as Australia and New Zealand where quarantine on landing is applicable, you won’t manage to see your pets before they’re taken to their quarantine accommodation.
If you’ve considered these points and still want your pet to travel on a single flight as yourself, we’ll work together with you to support this whenever possible.
We are happy to meet up clients who are travelling on a single aircraft as their pets at the London airports on the afternoon of shipment. We would require seeing copies all Veterinary paperwork to be certain they’re suitable for travel and whilst we shall always ask you to check and double check the size of 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 frequent 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 have with these kind of issues, we shall sometimes ask you many times if you should be sure about the size as a wriggly dog is not quite simple 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 to the UK in a specific size kennel might not manage to travel back out in exactly the same kennel due to the stringent rules applied when leaving the UK. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are between the strictest on the planet for animal welfare, and therefore the message listed here is that if you’re uncertain please say so as we may then make contingency plans for if the kennel is not really a sufficient fit.
The Pet Travel Scheme is a UK Government scheme which allows pet cats and dogs to enter the U.K. without spending amount of time in quarantine.
To be able to comply with these rules you will have to do these (In Order).
Check the principles 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 go the UK.
If you have any evidence that the 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 might be helpful.
Between 1 and 5 days prior to the date of departure your dog (this doesn’t apply to cats or ferrets) must be treated against tapeworm. You must have this treatment completed by way of a vet and ensure they issue you with a certificate to this effect/stamp your pet’s passport.
Please know that you can find different rules applicable determined by where your pet has travelled from. If your pet can very quickly be identified (because thet have now been fitted with a pet passport microchip) then importation will be much easier. Always try and travel together with your pet so you are on hand to answer any questions while they arise.
You will find other considerations you should take into consideration before bringing your pet back to the U.K. for instance the route that the pet travels must certanly be approved by DEFRA. The airline that you employ must certanly be an accepted carrier and the united states that you will be flying from needs to be always a qualifying country.
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The above mentioned information should only be used as helpful information, while the regulations are constantly changing. A full listing of regulations are available utilizing the link below to the DEFRA website.
General Information About Exporting Pets
Whenever you request a pet export quotation we quote for several costs to move your pet by air to the named destination airport. If you’re delivering your pet to your premises near Heathrow it must arrive a minimum of five hours before the flight. Collections from you (if required) will be by arrangement, usually on your day before departure.
There may 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 are struggling to pay them on your behalf, so these charges are not within the quote (but we shall advise you of this).
Costs are determined by 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 case of dogs, the box size provided is based on the measurements fond of us. Should these measurements be incorrect we accept no responsibility for almost any delay or extra costs involved as a result.
Animals should be shipped in containers built to IATA specifications which are the correct size for them i.e. they must be big enough for the animal to operate without touching the top of the box, lie down comfortably and have the ability to turn round within the box. There should also be considered a fixed water container in the container with a means of filling it from the surface (funnel).
In case you need to utilise our services we will have to have written confirmation with payment when possible and at least 28 days beforehand. We may also demand a contact Name, Address and Telephone Number in the united states of destination (the airline should ring beforehand to verify acceptance).
You may be able to take your pet as excess baggage, which will mean booking direct with passenger reservations. This might be a cheaper option (please observe that some airlines cannot take livestock and that there could be restrictions such as for example standby status with respect to the airline and the route). However should the animal(s) be a particularly large shipment (in Airline terms) or coping with the animal(s) at the same time frame while the move be particularly difficult then we could provide the cargo option as well as other services including collection, kenneling and Export Health Certification.
With information on the measurements of the animal(s) we can build transit kennels to fit. Kennels may be either found from us or brought to any U.K. Airport to coincide along with your register time or be sent to your home.
Long lasting mode of travel, pets should go to the cargo your hands on the aircraft. That is heated and pressurised to exactly the same extent because the passenger cabin. The animals are loaded into the hold approximately half an hour before departure (however the airline requires that they’re delivered in their mind 4 hours prior to the flight) and are unloaded at another end usually within 30 minutes of the plane landing. Once the documents are available the animals can be cleared through customs. The handling/vet fees are then payable to the Import Shed Operator where point the animals can be collected and taken home.