Taking your pet on your own flight
Pets can travel on most scheduled flights from Heathrow and Gatwick to almost every the main world so generally, your pet should have the ability to travel on a single flight as yourself if that is what you should like. The majority of the ‘low-cost’airlines do not carry pets however, and you will find 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 cannot take two places simultaneously! If you’re held up attending to your own customs and visa formalities, your pet might be left waiting for more than required to be collected and released from their travel kennel.
Also, it’s worth bearing in mind that most airports require you to take your pets travel kennel away with you. In the event of large or multiple pets, the travel kennel/s may prove very hard to transport, particularly if you have all your own personal luggage to deal with too.
Lastly, you will have no usage of your pet from enough time they’re checked in at the departure airport until you collect them at the destination airport, and for many countries such as Australia and New Zealand where quarantine on landing is applicable, you will not have the ability to see your pets before they’re taken for their quarantine accommodation.
If you’ve considered these points and still want your pet traveling for a passing fancy flight as yourself, we’ll work together with you to support this whenever possible.
We’re happy to meet clients that are travelling on the same aircraft as their pets at the London airports on the day of shipment. We’d require seeing copies each of Veterinary paperwork to be certain they’re appropriate for travel and whilst we will always ask you to check on and double check how big is your pet and travel kennel ahead of time, 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 frequent reason for these last minute problems at the airport could 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 types of issues, we shall sometimes ask you many times if you should be sure concerning the size as a wriggly dog is nearly easy to measure and we can usually tell if the measurements don’t sound right for the breed of dog.
Many pets that have previously travelled in to 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 between the strictest on the planet for animal welfare, and and so the message listed here is that if you are not sure please say so as we will then make contingency plans for if the kennel is not just a sufficient fit.
Shipping Dogs To Australia By Air
We’ve been shipping dogs by air to all the major continents for over 40 years and therefore have a vast quantity of experience which we can 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 are 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 is a fairly easy process with the least amount of stress for you personally and your dog(s). Planning ahead means getting all the relevant vaccinations and any veterinary treatments out the way early meaning your pets won’t be suffering side effects when they travel. It’s also advisable to have all documentation completed and all set to go 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 selection of dog shipping services that could add 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 provide any help and support you could require to truly get your pet safely to your new home.
Cat Export Upper Halliford
Pet Export Upton
Cat Export Uxbridge Moor
Cat Export Touchen-end
Dog Export Upton Lea
Cat Export Virginia Water
Pet Export Tolworth
Cat Export Twickenham
Pet Export Village, The
Dog Export Trumps Green
Cat Export Uxbridge
This site provides a wealth of details about the import requirements of varied countries relating to the import of dogs if a destination is not listed beneath the “Destination Requirements” tab (above) then simply contact us by completing the web quotation form, or our quick enquiry form or you can call us free using the number towards the top of the page.
The first faltering step to prepare your dog, cat or ferret to enter the United Kingdom is to own your pet microchipped having an ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit pet microchip.
If your pet currently features a microchip that’s not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you then have 3 choices:
You will bring your own personal 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 could read your pet’s chip.
If your pet’s current microchip can 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).
A tattoo is a suitable kind of identification provided that it was given just before July 3, 2011, is clearly 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 having a microchip was implanted to enter the United Kingdom.
The initial rabies vaccination after the microchip is implanted is known as the principal vaccination and it must certanly be a twelve months vaccine. If your pet’s previous vaccination had expired before being revaccinated, the following vaccination becomes the principal vaccination and in addition, it should be a twelve months vaccine.
All vaccinations that are administered after the primary 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 must certanly be administered no prior to 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 an enhancement, not as a main vaccination. You can confer with your veterinarian about this.
Once your pet has entered the United Kingdom, a 21 day waiting period isn’t needed 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 watch for at the least 30 days after vaccination before getting a rabies titer test (see step #3).
General Information About Exporting Pets
Once you request a pet export quotation we quote for several costs to transport your pet by air to the named destination airport. If you are delivering your pet to our premises near Heathrow it must arrive no less than five hours prior to the flight. Collections from you (if required) will soon be by arrangement, usually on your day before departure.
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 own behalf, so these charges aren’t within the quote (but we will advise you of this).
Costs are influenced 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 given to us. Should these measurements be incorrect we accept no responsibility for any delay or extra costs involved as a result.
Animals should be shipped in containers built to IATA specifications which are the proper size for them i.e. they must be big enough for your pet to remain true without touching the the surface of the box, lay down comfortably and have the ability to turn round within the box. There must be described as a fixed water container within the container with a method of filling it from the outside (funnel).
In case you desire to utilise our services we would need to have written confirmation with payment when possible and at the least 28 days beforehand. We will even need a contact Name, Address and Telephone Number in the united states of destination (the airline should ring beforehand to ensure acceptance).
You might be able to take your pet as excess baggage, which would mean booking direct with passenger reservations. This may also be a cheaper option (please remember that some airlines cannot take livestock and that there could be restrictions such as standby status with respect to the airline and the route). However if the animal(s) be an especially large shipment (in Airline terms) or coping with the animal(s) at the same time since the move be particularly difficult then we are able to offer the cargo option as well as other services including collection, kenneling and Export Health Certification.
With info on the measurements of the animal(s) we can build transit kennels to fit. Kennels could be either found from us or sent to any U.K. Airport to coincide with your register time or be delivered to your home.
Long lasting mode of travel, pets should go into the cargo hold of the aircraft. That is heated and pressurised to the exact same extent because the passenger cabin. The animals are loaded to the hold approximately around 30 minutes before departure (however the airline requires that they’re delivered for them 4 hours before the flight) and are unloaded at another end usually within half an hour 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 of which point the animals can be collected and taken home.
The Pet Travel Scheme is just a UK Government scheme that allows pet cats and dogs to enter the U.K. without spending amount of time in quarantine.
In order to comply with these rules you should do these (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 have any evidence your pet is fit and healthy (like a letter from a vet stating that the pet has recently been examined and what the findings were), then this will be helpful.
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 must have this treatment completed by a vet and ensure they issue you with a certificate to this effect/stamp your pet’s passport.
Please remember that you will find different rules applicable determined by where your pet has travelled from. If your pet can very quickly be identified (because thet have been fitted with a puppy passport microchip) then importation will be much easier. Always try and travel together with your pet so that you are available to answer any questions while they arise.
There are other considerations you will need to consider before bringing your pet back in the U.K. as an example the route that the pet travels should be approved by DEFRA. The airline that you utilize must be an authorized carrier and the nation that you will be flying from needs to be a qualifying country.
Cat Export Martyr's Green
Pet Export Maple Cross
The above information should only be utilized as helpful tips, as the regulations are constantly changing. A complete list of regulations is found using the link below to the DEFRA website.