There’s no getting around it – taking your pet travelling by air away from UK, whether on a short holiday or even 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 quite often change.
Generally speaking, the farther away or more exotic your destination, the more work is necessary 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 right 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 be sure that your pet can travel comfortably, securely and as economically as possible.
With over 25 year’s experience in transporting animals around the globe, we’ll ensure everything is as stress free as possible and we will 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.
To be able to comply with one of these rules you will need to do the following (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 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 a vet stating your pet has been examined and what the findings were), then this could be helpful.
Between 1 and 5 days ahead of the date of departure your puppy (this doesn’t connect with cats or ferrets) must be treated against tapeworm. You’ll want this treatment completed with a vet and ensure they issue you with a certificate to the effect/stamp your pet’s passport.
Please remember 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 been fitted with a pet passport microchip) then importation will soon be much easier. Always try and travel with your pet so you are readily available to answer any questions as they arise.
There are 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 be approved by DEFRA. The airline that you use should be an approved carrier and the united states that you will be flying from needs to be always a qualifying country.
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The aforementioned information should only be used as a guide, while the regulations are constantly changing. A complete list of regulations are available by using the link below to the DEFRA website.
Exporting Pets Living in the United Kingdom
All dogs, cats and ferrets leaving the UK must 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 want to come back to the UK.
If you’re planning to take your pet on a holiday to a country with a higher incidence of rabies, your veterinarian should administer a Blood Titer Test when you leave the country if you want to return to the EU. There isn’t 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 hold back 3 months if your pet comes with an EU pet passport and its vaccination and blood test were done in the EU and recorded in the 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.
Shipping Dogs To Australia By Air
We have been shipping dogs by air to all the major continents for over 40 years and therefore have a vast amount of experience which we could call upon once we encounter the odd unexpected problem. Shipping live animals to any country requires an in depth (and current) familiarity with the various rules that apply to the import of animals for confirmed country.
If you should be emigrating or moving abroad for a time period and desire to take your pet dog, or dogs with after this you if you plan ahead, it will be 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 meaning your pets won’t be suffering negative effects if they travel. Additionally it is recommended to get all documentation completed and all set to go 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 variety of dog shipping services that can include a “door to door” collection and delivery in the event that you so wish. Our pricing is open and transparent without any hidden fees and we are pleased to offer any help and support you may require to really get your pet safely to your home.
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This amazing site provides a success of information regarding the import requirements of varied 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 online quotation form, or our quick enquiry form or you can call us free using the number towards the top of this page.
The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS)
PETS was created to halt the spread of rabies and other diseases while still allowing pets to travel.
Northern Ireland has been free of rabies for several years, however in various other countries there is still a threat of the condition to mammals. The largest 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 most 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 regards to the country the pet is travelling from.
They could then have the ability to get early release if they can be shown to generally meet the mandatory pet travel requirements.
Countries participating in PETS include most areas of Europe and many non-European destinations.
Pet Shipping Advice
All pet dogs and cats must be microchipped prior to international travel, so ensuring this is performed will always be the first step in preparing your pets for travel. The other 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 journey, and this really is, obviously, totally understandable. However, 4 million domestic pets fly every year around the world and the risks of airline travel for them are the same as an individual of very same health status. The scare-mongering articles that may be found 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 are required just before 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 a unsuitable travel kennel or in ill health.
Pets shouldn’t travel to arrive at any destination over a weekend or Bank Holiday because at most of the airports abroad there are no cargo handling arrangements during today and/or Customs clearance where applicable. If they’re allowed to arrive at weekends it usually incurs an additional fees and possible delays in collecting your pet, so it is always far better send for a weekday arrival. There are exceptions to the so please contact our office to learn more if that is something you require.
When taking your pet to a foreign country, please ensure they are only given water that is safe for humans to drink, we’d strongly advise bottled water if you are in just about any doubt whatsoever. UK born animals will not have the natural immunity of native pets in your country, therefore it is imperative they are quite well protected with broad spectrum parasite treatments, to lessen the risk of serious illnesses transmitting to your pet. It can also be advisable to ensure that all of their routine vaccinations are up to date because it’s prudent to give 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’s no reasons why pets cannot settle well into your new life abroad together.
IATA Approved Flight Kennels
All dogs shipped by air must be housed in an IATA approved kennel which is suitable for how big your dog being transported. Food and water must also be included in the kennel for long journeys and some airlines do exercise any dogs being shipped in the hold on tight significant stop-overs but for security reasons, this is simply not something which you (if you’re travelling on a single aircraft) would be allowed to complete yourself.