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We’ve been shipping dogs by air to all or any the major continents for over 40 years and as such have a vast level of experience which we are able to call upon when 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 certain country.

If you’re emigrating or moving abroad for a period of time and want to take your pet dog, or dogs with you then if you plan ahead, it will be a fairly easy process with minimal amount of stress for you personally and your dog(s). Planning ahead means getting all the relevant vaccinations and any other veterinary treatments out the way early meaning your pets won’t be suffering unwanted effects if they travel. Additionally it is a good idea to obtain all documentation completed and ready to go with sufficient 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 may include a “door to door” collection and delivery in the event that you so wish. Our pricing is open and transparent without hidden fees and we will be pleased to provide any help and support you might require to truly get your pet safely to your new home.
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This website provides a wealth of details about the import requirements of various 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 internet quotation form, or our quick enquiry form or you are able to call us free using the amount at the very top of the page.

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 without any rabies for quite some time, in some other countries there is still a threat of the disease 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 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 could then have the ability to get early release if they can be shown to meet the mandatory pet travel requirements.

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

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 are about 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 wish to go back to the EU. You don’t have to attend 90 days before traveling 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.

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

Export certificates are expected 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.

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There’s no making your way around it – taking your pet travelling by air outside the UK, whether on a brief holiday or more permanently, is expensive, time-consuming and can 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 required 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 appropriate 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 around the world, we’ll ensure everything can be 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 dedicated, efficient and caring service.

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 has a microchip that’s not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you then have 3 choices:

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

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A tattoo is a satisfactory form of identification as long as it was handed prior to July 3, 2011, is obviously visible and your pet was vaccinated for rabies after 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 following the microchip is implanted is called the primary vaccination and it must be a twelve months vaccine. If your pet’s previous vaccination had expired before being revaccinated, another vaccination becomes the principal vaccination and additionally it must be a twelve months vaccine.

All vaccinations which can be 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 primary 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 previous vaccination was administered after a microchip was implanted AND
the last 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, much less a main vaccination. You are able to confer with your veterinarian about this.

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

If your pet is entering the United Kingdom from a high-rabies country, it must wait for at the least 30 days after vaccination before getting a rabies titer test (see step #3).

Transporting your dog to USA

Relocate your dog to USA with an IPATA registered and approved USA dog shipper such as for example Airsupply shippping (passportforpets.co.uk). You understand your pet depends on you to help make the best decisions about their welfare and we follow the strict operating code laid down by IPATA. These rules are designed to ensure that your dog is not unduly stressed by the travel and that they get to the US in good condition. However, we have been shipping dogs to the USA for over 40 years and we actually go beyond 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 dog to the USA from the Rabies free country or Rabies controlled Country just like the UK is that there’s no quarantine requirement as long as your puppy has been around the UK for 6 months or more. However, your pet will have to have documented evidence of being vaccinated against rabies otherwise this will cause entry delays as you will be asked to sign a Confinement Agreement (this basically says you will get your pet vaccinated and then confine them for no less than 30 days after treatment). If you are importing a puppy that’s too young (usually under 6 months of age) to possess 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 pet to truly have a certificate of general health MOST AIRLINES DO REQUIRE THIS before they will alow your pet to board an aircraft.

Generally, all dogs must certanly be imported or exported through one of many

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 need help with all facets of your pet relocation, or simply just advice and support with specific areas, we’re here to greatly help and offer the next:

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 within their Sky Kennels, allowing us to exercise each and everybody 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, prior to shipment abroad or in quarantine, they will 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 within 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 provide a full pet grooming service

General Information About Exporting Pets

When 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 before the flight. Collections from you (if required) is going to be by arrangement, usually on the afternoon 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 unable to pay them on your own behalf, so these charges aren’t contained in the quote (but we shall advise you of this).

Costs are influenced 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 the event of dogs, the box size provided is on the basis of the measurements directed at us. Should these measurements be incorrect we accept no responsibility for any delay or extra costs involved as a result.

Animals must be shipped in containers developed to IATA specifications which are the correct size for them i.e. they should be big enough for the pet to stand up without touching the the top of box, lay down comfortably and be able to turn round within the box. There must be considered a fixed water container in the container with a way of filling it from the outside (funnel).

In case you desire 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 may also demand a contact Name, Address and Telephone Number in the country of destination (the airline will have to ring beforehand to verify acceptance).

Maybe you are able to take your pet as excess baggage, which may mean booking direct with passenger reservations. This might be a cheaper option (please remember that some airlines cannot take livestock and that there might be restrictions such as for example standby status with regards to the airline and the route). However if the animal(s) be a really large shipment (in Airline terms) or coping with the animal(s) at the same time as 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 home elevators 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 sign in time or be delivered to your home.

Whatever the mode of travel, pets will go into the cargo hold of the aircraft. This really is heated and pressurised to exactly the same extent whilst the passenger cabin. The animals are loaded into the hold approximately around 30 minutes before departure (however the airline requires that they’re delivered in their mind 4 hours before the flight) and are unloaded at one other end usually within half an hour of the plane landing. Once the documents can be found the animals can 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.

Taking your pet in your flight

Pets can travel of all scheduled flights from Heathrow and Gatwick to nearly every area of the world so in most cases, your pet should have the ability to travel on the same flight as yourself if that is what you should like. All the ‘low-cost’airlines do not carry pets however, and you will find few points that should be thought about 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 maintain two places at once! If you’re held up attending to your own customs and visa formalities, your pet may be left looking forward to more than essential to be collected and released from their travel kennel.

Also, it’s worth bearing in your mind that most 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, especially if you have all your own personal luggage to manage too.

Lastly, you’ll have no usage of 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 instance Australia and New Zealand where quarantine on landing is applicable, you won’t be able to see your pets before they’re taken to their quarantine accommodation.

If you’ve considered these points and still want your pet traveling on a single flight as yourself, we’ll come together with you to allow for this whenever possible.

We’re happy to meet clients that are travelling for a passing fancy aircraft as their pets at the London airports on your day of shipment. We would require seeing copies every one of Veterinary paperwork to be certain they’re suitable for travel and whilst we shall always ask you to check on and check how big your pet and travel kennel in advance, we unfortunately cannot accept any responsibility for last-minute delays or problems occurred on the day of travel with this kind of shipment. The single most common reason for these last second 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 have with such issues, we will sometimes ask you many times if you should be sure in regards to the size as a wriggly dog is not quite simple 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 in to the UK in a specific size kennel might not have the ability to travel back out in exactly the same kennel due to the stringent rules applied when leaving the UK. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are between the strictest on earth for animal welfare, and and so the message here’s that if you’re unsure please say so once we can then make contingency plans for if the kennel is not really a good enough fit.

Banned Breeds of Dogs

The following 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 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 just be looked at for exemption from UK Dangerous Dog Laws through the courts. Pet owners cannot apply fo exemption when importing their dogs.Only dogs which are time for the UK after being placed on the exemption list can enter.

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

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

IATA Approved Flight Kennels

All dogs shipped by air should be housed in an IATA approved kennel that is suited to the size of canine 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 significant stop-overs but for security reasons, this is not something which you (if you’re travelling for a passing fancy aircraft) could be allowed to accomplish yourself.

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 time in quarantine.

In order to comply with your rules you should do the following (In Order).
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Check the principles applicable to your pet on the https://www.gov.uk/bringing-food-animals-plants-into-uk web page 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 an amount of 21 days following your pet’s vaccination, your pet may then happen to be the UK.
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When you yourself have any evidence that the pet is fit and healthy (like a letter from the vet stating that the pet has been recently examined and what the findings were), then this may be helpful.
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Between 1 and 5 days prior to the date of departure your dog (this doesn’t affect cats or ferrets) should be treated against tapeworm. You’ll want 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 will find different rules applicable determined by where your pet has travelled from. If your pet can quickly be identified (because thet have been fitted with a pet passport microchip) then importation will undoubtedly be much easier. Always try and travel together with your pet so that you are readily available to answer any questions because they arise.

You can find other considerations you will need to consider before bringing your pet back in the U.K. for instance the route that the pet travels must be approved by DEFRA. The airline that you utilize must be an authorized carrier and the united states that you’re flying from needs to be always a qualifying country.
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The aforementioned information should only be utilized as helpful tips, since the regulations are constantly changing. A full set of regulations are available using the link below to the DEFRA website.

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