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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 several years, but in several other countries there’s still a threat of the illness to mammals. The biggest 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 invest 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 depending on the country the pet is travelling from.

They could then manage to get early release if they could be shown to meet the required pet travel requirements.

Countries participating in PETS include most elements of Europe and many non-European destinations.

General Information About Exporting Pets

Once you request a pet export quotation we quote for many 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 before the flight. Collections from you (if required) will soon be by arrangement, usually on the day before departure.
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There will 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 unable to pay them on your behalf, so these charges aren’t contained in the quote (but we will 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 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 just about any delay or extra costs involved as a result.

Animals should be shipped in containers created to IATA specifications which are the proper size for them i.e. they must be big enough for the pet to stand up without touching the the top of box, lie down comfortably and be able to turn round within the box. There must also be described as a fixed water container in the container with a means of filling it from the exterior (funnel).

Should you need to utilise our services we will have to have written confirmation with payment as soon as possible and at the least 28 days beforehand. We will even require a contact Name, Address and Telephone Number in the country of destination (the airline should ring beforehand to confirm acceptance).

You may be in a position to take your pet as excess baggage, which may mean booking direct with passenger reservations. This might be a cheaper option (please observe that some airlines cannot take livestock and that there might be restrictions such as for example standby status depending on the airline and the route). However if the animal(s) be a particularly large shipment (in Airline terms) or coping with the animal(s) at once since the move be particularly difficult then we can 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 are able to build transit kennels to fit. Kennels could be either acquired 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 your hands on 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 are delivered in their mind 4 hours ahead of the flight) and are unloaded at the other end usually within half an hour of the plane landing. After the documents can be found 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.

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 intend to go back to the UK.

If you’re 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 return to the EU. There isn’t to hold back 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.

There isn’t to wait 3 months 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.

Export certificates are needed 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.

Taking your pet on your flight

Pets can travel on most scheduled flights from Heathrow and Gatwick to almost every part of the world so in most cases, your pet should have the ability to travel on the same flight as yourself if this is what you will like. Most of the ‘low-cost’airlines do not carry pets however, and you can find few points that should be considered with this kind of pet shipment.

Firstly, pets arrive to the cargo or freight section of the airport, not the passenger terminal and you can’t be in two places at the same time! If you’re held up attending to your own customs and visa formalities, your pet may be left looking forward to more than required to be collected and released from their travel kennel.

Also, it’s worth bearing at heart that many 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 extremely tough to transport, particularly if you have all your own luggage to deal with too.

Lastly, you’ll have no access to your pet from the time they’re checked in at the departure airport before 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 traveling on the same flight as yourself, we’ll interact with you to support this whenever possible.

We’re happy to generally meet clients that 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 make sure they’re acceptable for travel and whilst we shall always ask you to check on 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 type of shipment. The single most common reason behind these last second problems at the airport may 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 often if you are sure in regards to the size as a wriggly dog is not exactly an easy task to measure and we are able to usually tell if the measurements don’t sound right for the breed of dog.

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Many pets that have previously travelled to the UK in a certain size kennel may not manage to travel back out in 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 and so the message here is that if you are unsure please say so even as we may then make contingency plans for if the kennel is not a adequate fit.

Importing Pets

The Pet Travel Scheme is just 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 your rules you should do the following (In Order).
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Check the rules applicable to your pet on the https://www.gov.uk/bringing-food-animals-plants-into-uk website 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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When you yourself have any evidence your pet is fit and healthy (like a letter from the vet stating that your pet has recently been examined and what the findings were), then this would be helpful.
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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’ll want this treatment completed with a vet and ensure they issue you with a certificate to the effect/stamp your pet’s passport.
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Please know that you can find different rules applicable determined by where your pet has travelled from. If your pet can simply be identified (because thet have already been fitted with a dog passport microchip) then importation is likely to be much easier. Always try and travel along with your pet so you are available to answer any questions while they arise.

You will find other considerations you should take into consideration before bringing your pet back in the U.K. for instance the route your 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 are flying from needs to become a qualifying country.
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The above mentioned information should only be utilized as a guide, while the regulations are constantly changing. The full set of regulations is found using the link below to the DEFRA website.

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 as long as they conform to the regulations. In addition, it allows pet owners in the UK to take their dogs, cats and ferrets to other European countries and then return with them without need for quarantine. All relevant documents and information could be down loaded from these pages and all latest info on the scheme can be located 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 next 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) must be treated for tapeworm. The procedure must certanly be administered with a vet not significantly less than 24 hours and not more than 120 hours (1-5 days) before its scheduled arrival time in the UK. There is no mandatory requirement for tick treatment. No treatment is required for dogs entering the UK from Finland, Ireland or Malta).

Pets entering from the 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 yourself 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 can be located on the official DEFRA website

When your pet is consigned to Airpets in the UK underneath the Pet Travel Scheme regulations our role is always to:

Give you a pre check of documentation just before leaving country of origin
Monitor pets once loaded onto the aircraft with this 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 may:

Collect your pet anytime or any day to suit during our opening hours.
Take your dog for a walk inside our field
Arrange your pet dog wash & brush up
Arrange delivery anywhere in the UK

Our import staff are experienced in working with all areas of pet imports and our speciality is making sure that all documentation is correct before leaving the country of origin! The key cause for concern with Pet Travel Scheme imports is incorrect documentation on arrival. Pre checking documentation is just a unique service to Airpets and is worth the extra time taken to be able to avoid delays at customs. We are conveniently located just 5 minutes from Heathrow Cargo.

Pet Shipping Advice

All pet dogs and cats must be microchipped just before international travel, so ensuring this is performed will be the first step in preparing your pets for travel. One 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 trip, 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 the exact same as a human of the equivalent 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 animals being cramped into inappropriately sized travel kennels and not given the rigorous medical examinations that are 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 a unsuitable travel kennel or in ill health.

Pets shouldn’t travel to arrive at any destination over a week-end or Bank Holiday because at most airports abroad you will find no cargo handling arrangements during nowadays and/or Customs clearance where applicable. If they are allowed to arrive at weekends it usually incurs one more fees and possible delays in collecting your pet, so it’s always best to send for a weekday arrival. You can find exceptions to the so please contact our office to learn more if this 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’re in just about any doubt whatsoever. UK born animals won’t have the natural immunity of native pets in your country, therefore it is imperative they’re quite well protected with broad spectrum parasite treatments, to lessen the risk of serious illnesses transmitting to your pet. It can be advisable to ensure that all their routine vaccinations are current because it is prudent to provide them the maximum amount of disease immunity as possible.

Pets are 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 country, there’s no reasons why pets cannot settle well into your life abroad together.

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There’s no navigating around it – taking your pet travelling by air away from UK, whether on a quick holiday or more permanently, is expensive, time-consuming and may 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 maybe more exotic your destination, the more work is required 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 correct flights (many airlines won’t carry snub-nosed breeds of dogs and cats) navigate the principles and regulations, advise on the best travel kennel and make 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 can be as stress free as you possibly can 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 dedicated, efficient and caring service.

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

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

Our prime location is important to minimising enough time pets spend inside their Sky Kennels, allowing us to exercise each and everyone 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 with us whilst you’re away on christmas, prior to shipment abroad or in quarantine, they’ll be pampered by our experienced & caring kennel staff. All our staff have undergone our personal 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 are in attendance each day
We also provide a full pet grooming service

Shipping Dogs To Australia By Air

We have been shipping dogs by air to any or all the major continents for over 40 years and as a result have a vast amount of experience which we are able to call upon whenever we encounter the odd unexpected problem. Shipping live animals to any country requires an comprehensive (and current) knowledge of the different rules that connect with the import of animals for certain country.

If you’re emigrating or moving abroad for a time frame and want to take your pet dog, or dogs with you then if you plan ahead, it is a fairly easy process with minimal quantity of stress for you personally and your dog(s). Planning ahead means getting most of the relevant vaccinations and every other veterinary treatments out the way early meaning your pets will not be suffering side effects if they travel. It’s also a good idea to obtain all documentation completed and all set to go with plenty of time to spare before your departure date.

Passportforpets.co.uk is a division of Airsupply Shipping located near London’s Heathrow Airport. We offer a variety 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 we will be pleased to offer any help and support you might require to get your pet safely to your brand-new home.
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This website provides a wealth of details about the import requirements of varied countries associated with the import of dogs but if your 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 amount at the very top of the page.

Transporting your dog to USA

Relocate your pet to USA with an IPATA registered and approved USA dog shipper such as Airsupply shippping (passportforpets.co.uk). You realize your dog utilizes you to help make the best decisions about their welfare and we follow the strict operating code laid down by IPATA. These rules are made to ensure your puppy is not unduly stressed by the travel and which they arrive in the US in good condition. However, we’ve been shipping dogs to the USA for over 40 years and we actually exceed IPATA guidelines because we would like both happy pets AND owners! Our pet shipping business continues to expand and we could only achieve this through happy customers who recommend our services to others.
What’s promising about shipping your pet to the USA from a Rabies free country or Rabies controlled Country such as the UK is that there surely is no quarantine requirement so long as your puppy has been doing the UK for 6 months or more. However, your dog must have documented evidence to be vaccinated against rabies otherwise this will result in entry delays since you is going to be asked to sign a Confinement Agreement (this basically says that you will get your puppy 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 have had the rabies vaccination then you definitely 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 puppy to truly have a certificate of overall 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 one of the

Pet Microchip

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

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

You may bring your own microchip scanner.
You are able to contact the officials at the Border Inspection Post where you’ll enter the UK and inquire concerning whether they’ve scanners that can read your pet’s chip.
If your pet’s current microchip can 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).

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A tattoo is a satisfactory form of identification so long as it was presented with just before July 3, 2011, is actually visible and your pet was vaccinated for rabies following the tattoo was applied.

Rabies Vaccination

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

The first rabies vaccination after the microchip is implanted is named the principal vaccination and it must certanly be a one year vaccine. If your pet’s previous vaccination had expired before being revaccinated, the next vaccination becomes the principal vaccination and additionally, it should be a 12 months 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 should be administered no prior to 21 days before entering the United Kingdom.

There is no waiting period after booster vaccinations provided that:

the prior vaccination was administered following a microchip was implanted AND
the previous vaccination had not 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, much less a primary vaccination. You can confer with 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 another 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 getting a rabies titer test (see step #3).

IATA Approved Flight Kennels

All dogs shipped by air must certanly be housed within an IATA approved kennel which can be ideal for how big canine being transported. Food and water should also be included in the kennel for long journeys and some airlines do exercise any dogs being shipped in the hang on significant stop-overs but for security reasons, this isn’t a thing that you (if you’re travelling on the same aircraft) would be allowed to accomplish yourself.

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