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Taking your pet on your flight

Pets can travel on most scheduled flights from Heathrow and Gatwick to nearly every part of the world so generally, your pet should be able to travel on the same flight as yourself if this is what you will like. Most of the ‘low-cost’airlines don’t carry pets however, and there are few points that should be thought about with this type of pet shipment.

Firstly, pets arrive to the cargo or freight element of the airport, not the passenger terminal and you can’t be in two places at once! If you’re held up attending to your personal customs and visa formalities, your pet might be left awaiting longer than necessary to be collected and released from their travel kennel.

Also, it’s worth bearing in your mind that a lot of airports need 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 own luggage to manage too.

Lastly, you will not have any use of your pet from the 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 manage to see your pets before they’re taken for their quarantine accommodation.

If you’ve considered these points and still want your pet to visit on the same flight as yourself, we’ll work together with you to support this whenever possible.

We are happy to meet clients who are travelling for a passing fancy aircraft as their pets at the London airports on your day of shipment. We would require seeing copies all Veterinary paperwork to make sure they’re suitable for travel and whilst we will always ask you to check and double check how big your pet and travel kennel in advance, we unfortunately cannot accept any responsibility for last-minute delays or problems occurred on your day of travel with this sort of shipment. The single most typical reason for these eleventh hour problems at the airport is 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 shall sometimes ask you many times if you are sure in regards to 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.

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Many pets which have previously travelled into the UK in a specific size kennel might not have the ability 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’s that if you should be unsure please say so once we can then make contingency plans for if the kennel is not really a sufficient fit.

Leaving the UK

Taking your pet out of the UK for a holiday or more permanent move can require a good deal of planning and research. By using Airpets you can leave us to do the hard work, letting you concentrate on your own travel arrangements.

Airpets are the most experienced pet relocation company in the UK, having completed countless amounts of professional & safe, pet moves since inception in 1966. Whether you need help with all facets of your pet relocation, or just advice and support with specific areas, we’re here to help and offer these:

Expert assistance with all relevant veterinary & documentation requirements
Reliable, DEFRA licenced collection of your pet from anywhere in the UK
Booking of the most direct, time efficient flight for your pet
Comprehensive ‘Door-to-door’pet relocation to destinations across the planet
Supply of IATA approved sky kennels
Delivery at destination via our worldwide network of established partner agents

Our prime location is essential to minimising the time pets spend inside their Sky Kennels, allowing us to exercise each and every one before its flight & making the journey as short and stress-free as possible.

Boarding & Quarantine

Located only 5 minutes from London’s Heathrow airport, we offer excellent on-site boarding kennels as well as luxury boarding catteries.

Whether your pet is sticking to us whilst you’re away on christmas, just before shipment abroad or in quarantine, they’ll be pampered by our experienced & caring kennel staff. All our staff have undergone our own in-house kennel care and animal well-being training, and have your pets comfort and health as a number 1 priority.

All dogs are exercised daily in individual runs or in our secure paddock
All kennels have heated passage ways or individual heaters
All pets are fed a well-balanced & nutritious diet
Our vets come in attendance every day
We also give you a full pet grooming service

Transporting your dog to USA

Relocate your dog to USA having an IPATA registered and approved USA dog shipper such as Airsupply shippping (passportforpets.co.uk). You realize your dog utilizes you to really make the best decisions about their welfare and we follow the strict operating code laid down by IPATA. These rules are designed to ensure your puppy isn’t unduly stressed by the travel and that they arrive in the US in good condition. However, we have been shipping dogs to the USA for over 40 years and we actually rise above IPATA guidelines because we want both happy pets AND owners! Our pet shipping business continues to expand and we can only achieve this through happy customers who recommend our services to others.
The good thing about shipping your puppy to the USA from a Rabies free country or Rabies controlled Country such as the UK is that there surely is no quarantine requirement as long as your dog has been around the UK for 6 months or more. However, your dog must have documented evidence to be vaccinated against rabies otherwise this may cause entry delays since you is likely to be asked to sign a Confinement Agreement (this basically says you will get your dog vaccinated and then confine them for no less than 30 days after treatment). If you should be importing a puppy that is too young (usually under 6 months of age) to own had the rabies vaccination then you will require a Confinement Agreement, see: USA CDC Dog Confinement Agreements for more details. Whilst the CDC (US authority on pet imports) doesn’t require your dog to really have a certificate of general health MOST AIRLINES DO REQUIRE THIS before they’ll alow your pet to board an aircraft.

Generally, all dogs must be imported or exported through among the

Banned Breeds of Dogs

The next 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 be considered for exemption from UK Dangerous Dog Laws through the courts. Pet owners cannot apply fo exemption when importing their dogs.Only dogs which can be returning to the UK after being added to the exemption list can enter.

Please remember that the ban also relates to dogs that spend amount of time in Great Britain during transit to other countries.

If you have a wolf hybrid or Savannah cat, then you must seek advice from the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency when you travel.

Shipping Dogs To Australia By Air

We have been shipping dogs by air to all or any 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 thorough (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 wish to take your pet dog, or dogs with after this you if you intend ahead, it would have been a easier than you think process with the least quantity of stress for you and your dog(s). Planning ahead means getting all of the relevant vaccinations and any veterinary treatments out the way in which early which means that your pets won’t be suffering side effects if they travel. It’s also advisable to get all documentation completed and all set with plenty of time to spare before your departure date.

Passportforpets.co.uk is really a division of Airsupply Shipping located near London’s Heathrow Airport. We offer a range of dog shipping services that will incorporate a “door to door” collection and delivery in the event that you so wish. Our pricing is open and transparent with no hidden fees and i will be pleased to offer any help and support you could require to get your pet safely to your home.
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This website provides a wealth of details about the import requirements of numerous countries concerning the import of dogs if a destination isn’t listed underneath the “Destination Requirements” tab (above) then simply contact us by completing the internet quotation form, or our quick enquiry form or you can call us free using the quantity towards the top with this page.

Pet Microchip

The first faltering step to ready your dog, cat or ferret to enter the United Kingdom is to possess your pet microchipped having an ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit pet microchip.

If your pet currently includes a microchip that’s not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, then you have 3 choices:

You brings your own personal microchip scanner.
You are able to contact the officials at the Border Inspection Post where you’ll enter the UK and inquire as to whether they have scanners that can read your pet’s chip.
If your pet’s current microchip can nevertheless be read, your veterinarian can implant compliant chip. The amount and implant dates of both microchips must be documented on the EU Health Certificate (see step #5).

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A tattoo is an acceptable form of identification provided that it was presented with prior to July 3, 2011, is clearly visible and your pet was vaccinated for rabies following the tattoo was applied.

Rabies Vaccination

All dogs, cats and ferrets must have proof of a current rabies vaccination administered following a microchip was implanted to enter the United Kingdom.

The initial rabies vaccination after the microchip is implanted is called the primary vaccination and it must certanly be a twelve months vaccine. If your pet’s previous vaccination had expired before being revaccinated, another vaccination becomes the primary vaccination and additionally, it must certanly be a twelve months vaccine.

All vaccinations which can be administered after the principal vaccination are called booster vaccinations.

If your pet is entering the United Kingdom from the rabies-free (click here) or rabies-controlled country (click here), the principal rabies vaccination should be administered no earlier than 21 days before entering the United Kingdom.

There is no waiting period after booster vaccinations so long as:

the last vaccination was administered after a microchip was implanted AND
the previous vaccination hadn’t expired when the booster was given.

The United Kingdom does honor the 3 year rabies vaccination for dogs, cats and ferrets; however, it will only be administered as a booster, not as a primary vaccination. You can speak to your veterinarian about this.

Once your pet has entered the United Kingdom, a 21 day waiting period isn’t necessary for subsequent visits, provided rabies boosters are kept current, and another entry requirements are met.

If your pet is entering the United Kingdom from a high-rabies country, it must wait for no less than 30 days after vaccination before receiving a rabies titer test (see step #3).

General Information About Exporting Pets

When you request a pet export quotation we quote for many costs to transport your pet by air to the named destination airport. If you’re delivering your pet to your premises near Heathrow it must arrive at least five hours before the flight. Collections from you (if required) will be by arrangement, usually on your day before departure.
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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’re struggling to pay them on your own behalf, so these charges aren’t within the quote (but we shall advise you of this).

Prices 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 event of dogs, the box size provided is based on the measurements directed at 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 developed to IATA specifications which are the proper size for them i.e. they have to be large enough for the animal to operate without touching the the top of box, take a nap comfortably and be able to turn round within the box. There should also be considered a fixed water container within the container with a way 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 will even demand a contact Name, Address and Telephone Number in the united kingdom of destination (the airline will need to ring beforehand to verify acceptance).

You may well be in a position to take your pet as excess baggage, which will mean booking direct with passenger reservations. This is sometimes a cheaper option (please note that some airlines cannot take livestock and that there may be restrictions such as standby status with regards to the airline and the route). However should the animal(s) be an especially large shipment (in Airline terms) or coping with the animal(s) at the same time 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.
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With info on the measurements of the animal(s) we could build transit kennels to fit. Kennels may be either picked up from us or brought to any U.K. Airport to coincide with your check in time or be sent to your home.

Regardless of the mode of travel, pets should go in to the cargo hold of the aircraft. That is heated and pressurised to the exact same extent as the passenger cabin. The animals are loaded in to the hold approximately around 30 minutes before departure (however the airline requires that they’re delivered to them 4 hours before the flight) and are unloaded at another end usually within half an hour of the plane landing. Once the documents are available the animals may be cleared through customs. The handling/vet fees are then payable to the Import Shed Operator where point the animals could be collected and taken home.

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, however in various other countries there is still a danger of the condition to mammals. The largest 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 invest 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 with respect to the country the pet is travelling from.

They might then be able to get early release if they could be shown to meet the mandatory 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 wish to come back to the UK.

If you are planning to take your pet on a trip to a country with a top incidence of rabies, your veterinarian should administer a Blood Titer Test when you leave the country if you want to come back to the EU. You do not 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 the pet passport.

There isn’t to wait 3 months if your pet has an EU pet passport and its vaccination and blood test were done in the EU and recorded in your pet passport.

Export certificates are required for exporting unaccompanied dogs and cats to these 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.

Arrival into the UK

Are you looking for help with bringing your pets to the UK?
Airpets offer customs clearance for pet dogs and cats under the Pet Travel Scheme into the UK from 3rd countries (outside the EU). We have professional knowledge and facilities to make the entire pet import process easy and stress-free for both you and your pet. All you need to do is complete our customs clearance quote application form.

The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) allows pet dogs, cats and ferrets to enter the UK without quarantine provided that they conform to the regulations. Additionally it allows pet owners in the UK to take their dogs, cats and ferrets to other European countries and then return together without significance of quarantine. All relevant documents and information could be down loaded from this site and all latest home elevators the scheme can be found on the official DEFRA website.
For dogs, cats and ferrets entering the UK from any European or “listed” third country the key differences are that the current requirement to carry out a rabies blood test followed by a four-month wait before entry into the UK will no longer be required. For a pet import under the EU Pet Passport Scheme quote – Please click here

Dogs, cats and pet ferrets entering the UK from an EU or ‘listed’third country from 1st January 2012 must: have the following completed in this exact order:

Be microchipped
Vaccinated against rabies
Have waited 21 days after vaccination before entering the UK
Hold an EU Pet Passport or EU Veterinary Certificate (Annex 2)
Tapeworm Treatment(dogs only): before entering the UK, all pet dogs (including assistance dogs) should be treated for tapeworm. The therapy should be administered by a vet not less than 24 hours and not more than 120 hours (1-5 days) before its scheduled arrival time in the UK. There’s no mandatory requirement for tick treatment. No treatment is required for dogs entering the UK from Finland, Ireland or Malta).

Pets entering from a non listed third country must pass a blood test 30 days after vaccination followed by a 3 month wait.

To avoid confusion we’ve prepared check lists for you really to print out and decide to try your vet.

Click here for EU and listed countries check list

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Click here for unlisted countries check list

All latest information could be found on the official DEFRA site

As soon as your pet is consigned to Airpets in the UK under the Pet Travel Scheme regulations our role is always to:

Give you a pre check of documentation ahead of leaving country of origin
Monitor pets once loaded onto the aircraft with our tracking system software
Collect your pet promptly from the official animal quarantine station at Heathrow then make the 5 minute journey to the kennels and cattery at Heathrow.

From there you might:

Collect your pet whenever you want or any day to accommodate during our opening hours.
Take your pet for a walk within our field
Arrange your pet dog wash & brush up
Arrange delivery anywhere in the UK

Our import staff are experienced in coping with all areas of pet imports and our speciality is ensuring all documentation is correct before leaving the nation of origin! The main reason for concern with Pet Travel Scheme imports is incorrect documentation on arrival. Pre checking documentation is really a unique service to Airpets and is well worth the excess time taken to be able to avoid delays at customs. We are conveniently located just 5 minutes from Heathrow Cargo.

IATA Approved Flight Kennels

All dogs shipped by air should be housed in a IATA approved kennel which can be suitable for how big your dog being transported. Food and water must be included in the kennel for long journeys and some airlines do exercise any dogs being shipped in the hang on significant stop-overs however for security reasons, this is not something that you (if you’re travelling for a passing fancy aircraft) would be allowed to accomplish yourself.

Importing Pets

The Pet Travel Scheme is just a UK Government scheme that enables pet cats and dogs to enter the U.K. without spending amount of time in quarantine.

In order to comply with your rules you should do the next (In Order).
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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.
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Have your animal fitted with a microchip.
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Have your pet vaccinated against rabies.
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For qualifying countries, after a period of 21 days following your pet’s vaccination, your pet may then travel to the UK.
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If you have any evidence that the pet is fit and healthy (like a letter from a vet stating that your pet has been examined and what the findings were), then this will be helpful.
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Between 1 and 5 days prior to the date of departure your puppy (this doesn’t connect with cats or ferrets) should be treated against tapeworm. You must have this treatment completed by a vet and ensure they issue you with a certificate to this effect/stamp your pet’s passport.
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Please be aware that you can find different rules applicable determined by where your pet has travelled from. If your pet can easily be identified (because thet have been fitted with a puppy passport microchip) then importation will be much easier. Always try and travel with your pet so that you are readily available to answer any questions while they arise.

You will find other considerations you should consider before bringing your pet back into the U.K. for example the route that your pet travels must certanly be approved by DEFRA. The airline that you use must be an approved carrier and the united states that you are flying from needs to be always a qualifying country.
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The above mentioned information should only be utilized as a guide, because the regulations are constantly changing. A complete list of regulations is found using the link below to the DEFRA website.

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There’s no getting around it – taking your pet travelling by air outside the UK, whether on a brief holiday or maybe more permanently, is expensive, time-consuming and could be complicated.

There are always a host of regulations which have to be followed, both country and airline specific, and they quite often change.

In general, 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 principles 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 as stress free that you can 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 separate, efficient and caring service.

Pet Shipping Advice

All pet dogs and cats must certanly be microchipped prior to international travel, so ensuring this is performed 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 flight, and that is, needless to say, totally understandable. However, 4 million domestic pets fly annually around the world and the risks of airline travel for them are exactly the same as an individual of the same health status. The scare-mongering articles which can be found on the internet listing death and injury as common occurrences for air travel almost always occur when the rules for airline travel are flouted, such as for instance 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 could not be permitted 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 at most of the airports abroad there are no cargo handling arrangements during nowadays and/or Customs clearance where applicable. If they are allowed to reach at weekends it usually incurs one more fees and possible delays in collecting your pet, therefore it is always far better send for a weekday arrival. You can find exceptions to the so please contact our office to learn more if this really is something you require.

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When taking your pet to a foreign country, please ensure they are only given water that is safe for humans to drink, we would strongly advise bottled water if you are in any doubt whatsoever. UK born animals will not have the natural immunity of native pets in your new country, therefore it is imperative they are extremely well protected with broad spectrum parasite treatments, to lessen the danger of serious illnesses transmitting to your pet. It can also be advisable to make sure that all of their routine vaccinations are current because it is prudent to provide them the maximum amount of disease immunity as possible.

Pets tend to be 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 new country, there is no reason pets cannot settle well into your brand-new life abroad together.

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