Banned Breeds of Dogs
These breeds or their mixes are not permitted to enter or transit the UK: Brazilian Fila, Dogo Argentino, Japanese Tosa Inu or American Staffordshire Pit Bull Terrier. Also some forms of American Bulldogs have been found to be Pit Bulls. It is illegal to enter or transit the UK with these breeds or their mixes.
Dogs can only 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 can be time for the UK after being added to the exemption list can enter.
Please observe that the ban also pertains to dogs that spend amount of 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 when you travel.
General Information About Exporting Pets
When 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 at least five hours ahead of the flight. Collections from you (if required) is likely to 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).
Prices are determined by the size/weight of the animal(s) to be exported, any extra services (such as UK transportation, kenneling, and veterinary certification), flight time and the destination. In case of dogs, the box size provided is based on the measurements given to us. Should these measurements be incorrect we accept no responsibility for almost any delay or extra costs involved as a result.
Animals must certanly be shipped in containers built to IATA specifications which are the right size for them i.e. they should be large enough for the animal to remain true without touching the the surface of the box, lie down comfortably and have the ability to turn round within the box. There must be a fixed water container in the container with a means of filling it from the exterior (funnel).
In case you desire to utilise our services we would have to have written confirmation with payment the moment possible and at the least 28 days beforehand. We will also require a contact Name, Address and Telephone Number in the country of destination (the airline will have to ring beforehand to confirm acceptance).
You might be able to take your pet as excess baggage, which may mean booking direct with passenger reservations. This is sometimes a cheaper option (please observe that some airlines cannot take livestock and that there could be restrictions such as standby status with regards 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 offer the cargo option along with other services including collection, kenneling and Export Health Certification.
With info on the measurements of the animal(s) we are able to build transit kennels to fit. Kennels can be either acquired from us or sent to any U.K. Airport to coincide with your check in time or be brought to your home.
Whatever the mode of travel, pets should go into the cargo your hands on the aircraft. That is heated and pressurised to the exact same extent as the passenger cabin. The animals are loaded into the hold approximately around 30 minutes before departure (however the airline requires they are delivered to them 4 hours before the flight) and are unloaded at the other end usually within around 30 minutes of the plane landing. Once the documents can be found the animals may be cleared through customs. The handling/vet fees are then payable to the Import Shed Operator at which point the animals could be collected and taken home.
Exporting Pets Living in the United Kingdom
All dogs, cats and ferrets leaving the UK must certanly 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 want to go back to the UK.
If you are likely to take your pet on a journey 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 intend to return to the EU. There isn’t to hold back 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 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.
The first step to prepare your dog, cat or ferret to enter the United Kingdom is to have your pet microchipped having an ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit pet microchip.
If your pet currently has a microchip that’s not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you then have 3 choices:
You will bring your own microchip scanner.
You can contact the officials at the Border Inspection Post where you will enter the UK and inquire concerning whether they have scanners that can read your pet’s chip.
If your pet’s current microchip can still be read, your veterinarian can implant compliant chip. The number and implant dates of both microchips must be documented on the EU Health Certificate (see step #5).
A tattoo is a satisfactory type of identification so long as it was presented with just before July 3, 2011, is obviously visible and your pet was vaccinated for rabies after the tattoo was applied.
All dogs, cats and ferrets must have evidence of a current rabies vaccination administered after a microchip was implanted to enter the United Kingdom.
The first rabies vaccination following the microchip is implanted is named the principal 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 in addition, it must certanly be a one year vaccine.
All vaccinations which are administered after the primary vaccination are called booster vaccinations.
If your pet is entering the United Kingdom from a rabies-free (click here) or rabies-controlled country (click here), the principal rabies vaccination must certanly be administered no earlier than 21 days before entering the United Kingdom.
There’s no waiting period after booster vaccinations as long as:
the prior vaccination was administered following 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 should only be administered as an enhancement, not as a primary vaccination. You can get hold of your veterinarian about this.
Once your pet has entered the United Kingdom, a 21 day waiting period is not required for subsequent visits, provided rabies boosters are kept updated, and one other entry requirements are met.
If your pet is entering the United Kingdom from the high-rabies country, it must wait for at the least 30 days after vaccination before finding a rabies titer test (see step #3).
Pet Shipping Advice
All pet dogs and cats must be microchipped just before international travel, so ensuring this is performed can 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 journey, and this really 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 a similar as a human of the same health status. The scare-mongering articles that may be located 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 animals being cramped into inappropriately sized travel kennels and not given the rigorous medical examinations which are required prior to airline journeys. The UK has strict welfare regulations governing international pet travel and animals could not be allowed to depart from any UK Airport in a unsuitable travel kennel or in ill health.
Pets shouldn’t happen to be arrive at any destination over a weekend or Bank Holiday because for the most part airports abroad you can find no cargo handling arrangements during today and/or Customs clearance where applicable. If they’re allowed to reach at weekends it usually incurs yet another fees and possible delays in collecting your pet, therefore it is always best to 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’s safe for humans to drink, we’d strongly advise bottled water if you should be in any doubt whatsoever. UK born animals will not have the natural immunity of native pets in your brand-new country, so it’s imperative they’re quite well protected with broad spectrum parasite treatments, to lessen the risk of serious illnesses transmitting to your pet. It is also advisable to make sure that all their routine vaccinations are updated because it’s prudent to give them as much disease immunity as possible.
Pets tend to be more adaptable than they are 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 life abroad together.
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 as such have a vast quantity of experience which we could call upon when we encounter the odd unexpected problem. Shipping live animals to any country requires an thorough (and current) understanding of the different rules that connect with the import of animals for certain country.
If you’re emigrating or moving abroad for a time period and desire to take your pet dog, or dogs with you then if you intend ahead, it would have been a fairly easy process with the smallest amount of level of stress for you and your dog(s). Planning ahead means getting all of the relevant vaccinations and every other veterinary treatments out the way early meaning your pets will not be suffering unwanted effects when they travel. Additionally it is advisable to get all documentation completed and all set with the required 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 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 will be pleased to supply any help and support you could require to get your pet safely to your home.
Pet Export Putney
Pet Export Priestwood
This site provides a wealth of information regarding the import requirements of numerous countries associated with the import of dogs but if your destination isn’t listed beneath the “Destination Requirements” tab (above) then simply contact us by completing the web quotation form, or our quick enquiry form or you are able to call us free using the amount towards the top with this page.
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.
To be able to comply with these rules you should do the following (In Order).
Check the guidelines 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 a period of 21 days following your pet’s vaccination, your pet may then happen to be the UK.
When you yourself have any evidence that your pet is fit and healthy (like a letter from the vet stating that your pet has been examined and what the findings were), then this may be helpful.
Between 1 and 5 days before the date of departure your dog (this does not apply to cats or ferrets) must certanly be treated against tapeworm. You’ll want 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 be aware that there are different rules applicable determined by where your pet has travelled from. If your pet can simply 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 that you are available to answer any questions while they arise.
You can find other considerations you should take into account before bringing your pet back in the U.K. for example the route that your pet travels should be approved by DEFRA. The airline that you utilize must certanly be an accepted carrier and the nation that you are flying from needs to be always a qualifying country.
Dog Export Roehampton
Pet Export Ripley
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Cat Export Row Town
Cat Export Rose Hill
The aforementioned information should only be utilized as helpful tips, whilst the regulations are constantly changing. The full listing of regulations can be found using the link below to the DEFRA website.
There’s no navigating around it – taking your pet travelling by air outside the UK, whether on a quick holiday or maybe 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 very 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 local 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 rules and regulations, advise on the proper 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 all over the world, we’ll ensure everything is really as stress free as you can and we can make the calm well-being, comfort and safety of one’s 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 (PETS)
PETS is made to halt the spread of rabies and other diseases while still allowing pets to travel.
Northern Ireland has been free from rabies for quite some time, in several other countries there’s still a threat of the disease to mammals. The largest risk for rabies entering here could be via an infected animal smuggled in illegally.
All rabies-susceptible animals entering the UK are normally required to spend 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 rules 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 may be shown to meet the mandatory pet travel requirements.
Countries participating in PETS include most parts of Europe and many non-European destinations.