Banned Breeds of Dogs
The following 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 been found to be Pit Bulls. It’s illegal to enter or transit the UK with some of these breeds or their mixes.
Dogs can only just be looked at 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 remember that the ban also pertains to dogs that spend time in Great Britain during transit to other countries.
When you have a wolf hybrid or Savannah cat, you then must seek advice from the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency before you travel.
There’s no navigating around it – taking your pet travelling by air outside the UK, whether on a short holiday or even more permanently, is expensive, time-consuming and could be complicated.
There are certainly a host of regulations which need to be followed, both country and airline specific, and they very often change.
Generally speaking, the farther away or more exotic your destination, the more work is needed to meet import regulations, veterinary requirements and to navigate through the area 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 rules and regulations, advise on the proper travel kennel and ensure 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 possible 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 separate, efficient and caring service.
The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS)
PETS is made to halt the spread of rabies and other diseases while still allowing pets to travel.
Northern Ireland has been without any rabies for several years, however in various other countries there is still a threat of the illness to mammals. The biggest risk for rabies entering here could be through 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 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 with respect to the country the pet is travelling from.
They may then manage to get early release if they could be shown to generally meet the necessary pet travel requirements.
Countries participating in PETS include most elements 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. It’s also advisable to ask your veterinarian for an EU Pet Passport if you wish to come back to the UK.
If you should be planning to take your pet on a journey to a country with a higher incidence of rabies, your veterinarian should administer a Blood Titer Test when you leave the united states if you would like to come back to the EU. You don’t have to wait 90 days before traveling 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.
There isn’t to attend 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 next 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.