The Pet Travel Scheme is 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 one of these rules you should do the next (In Order).
Check the rules 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 an amount of 21 days following your pet’s vaccination, your pet may then travel to the UK.
When you have any evidence your pet is fit and healthy (like a letter from a vet stating that the pet has been examined and what the findings were), then this will be helpful.
Between 1 and 5 days prior to the date of departure your pet (this doesn’t apply to cats or ferrets) must certanly be treated against tapeworm. You must have 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 remember 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 pet passport microchip) then importation will undoubtedly be much easier. Always try and travel along with your pet so you are on hand to answer any questions while they arise.
There are other considerations you will have to take into consideration before bringing your pet back into the U.K. as an example the route that the pet travels must certanly be approved by DEFRA. The airline that you utilize must be an authorized carrier and the country that you are flying from needs to be always a qualifying country.
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The above information should only be utilized as helpful tips, since the regulations are constantly changing. The full listing of regulations is found utilizing the link below to the DEFRA website.
Taking your pet in your flight
Pets can travel on most scheduled flights from Heathrow and Gatwick to almost every the main world so generally, your pet should manage to travel on a single flight as yourself if this really is what you will like. The majority of the ‘low-cost’airlines don’t carry pets however, and you can find few points that should be thought about with this kind of pet shipment.
Firstly, pets arrive into the cargo or freight portion of the airport, not the passenger terminal and you cannot maintain two places simultaneously! If you’re held up attending to your own customs and visa formalities, your pet may be left waiting for longer than essential to be collected and released from their travel kennel.
Also, it’s worth bearing in mind that a lot of airports need you to take your pets travel kennel away with you. In case of large or multiple pets, the travel kennel/s may prove very hard to move, especially if you have all your own luggage to cope with too.
Lastly, you will have no access to your pet from the time they’re checked in at the departure airport until you collect them at the destination airport, and for some countries such as 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 travel on the same flight as yourself, we’ll come together with you to support this whenever possible.
We are happy to generally meet clients that are travelling for a passing fancy aircraft as their pets at the London airports on the day of shipment. We would require seeing copies all Veterinary paperwork to make sure they’re acceptable for travel and whilst we will always ask you to check on and 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 kind of shipment. The single most common basis for these last minute 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 these kind of issues, we will sometimes ask you often times if you are sure in regards to the size as a wriggly dog is not exactly an easy task to measure and we could usually tell if the measurements don’t sound right for the breed of dog.
Many pets that have previously travelled to the UK in a particular size kennel might not be able to travel back out in the exact 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 therefore the message listed here is that if you’re uncertain please say so even as we may then make contingency plans for if the kennel is not a adequate fit.
Transporting your dog to USA
Relocate your pet to USA having an IPATA registered and approved USA dog shipper such as for instance Airsupply shippping (passportforpets.co.uk). You realize your pet utilizes you to make the best decisions about their welfare and we follow the strict operating code laid down by IPATA. These rules were created to make sure that your pet is not 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 exceed IPATA guidelines because we want both happy pets AND owners! Our pet shipping business continues to expand and we are able to only achieve this through happy customers who recommend our services to others.
The good news about shipping your pet to the USA from the Rabies free country or Rabies controlled Country just like the UK is that there is no quarantine requirement so long as your dog has been around the UK for 6 months or more. However, your dog will need to have documented evidence of being vaccinated against rabies otherwise this will lead to entry delays because you is going to be asked to sign a Confinement Agreement (this basically says you will get your dog vaccinated and then confine them for a minimum of 30 days after treatment). If you’re importing a puppy that is too young (usually under 6 months of age) to have had the rabies vaccination then you will be needing 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 have a certificate of general health MOST AIRLINES DO REQUIRE THIS before they will alow your pet to board an aircraft.
Generally, all dogs should be imported or exported through one of many
The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS)
PETS was created 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, but in various other countries there’s still a danger of the condition 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 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 regards to the country your pet is travelling from.
They might then manage to get early release if they can be shown to generally meet the mandatory pet travel requirements.
Countries participating in PETS include most parts of Europe and many non-European destinations.
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 come back to the UK.
If you are planning 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 country if you wish to return to the EU. You do not have to wait 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 the pet passport.
You do not have to hold back 3 months if your pet comes with an EU pet passport and its vaccination and blood test were done in the EU and recorded in the pet passport.
Export certificates are expected for exporting unaccompanied dogs and cats to the following 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 faltering step to prepare your dog, cat or ferret to enter the United Kingdom is to own your pet microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit pet microchip.
If your pet currently features a microchip that’s not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, then you definitely have 3 choices:
You will 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 can read your pet’s chip.
If your pet’s current microchip can still be read, your veterinarian can implant compliant chip. The quantity and implant dates of both microchips should be documented on the EU Health Certificate (see step #5).
A tattoo is a satisfactory kind of identification provided that it was given prior to July 3, 2011, is clearly visible and your pet was vaccinated for rabies following the tattoo was applied.
All dogs, cats and ferrets will need to have proof of a current rabies vaccination administered after a microchip was implanted to enter the United Kingdom.
The initial rabies vaccination following the microchip is implanted is called the principal vaccination and it must be a one year vaccine. If your pet’s previous vaccination had expired before being revaccinated, the next vaccination becomes the primary vaccination and additionally it should be a one year 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 should be administered no sooner than 21 days before entering the United Kingdom.
There’s no waiting period after booster vaccinations provided that:
the prior vaccination was administered following a microchip was implanted AND
the prior 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, much less a primary 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 one other entry requirements are met.
If your pet is entering the United Kingdom from the high-rabies country, it must wait for a minimum of 30 days after vaccination before getting a rabies titer test (see step #3).
Pet Shipping Advice
All pet dogs and cats must be microchipped prior to international travel, so ensuring this is done can be the first faltering step in preparing your pets for travel. The 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 very anxious about sending their pets on a flight, and that is, of course, totally understandable. However, 4 million domestic pets fly each year around the world and the risks of airline travel for them are the same as a human of the same health status. The scare-mongering articles that 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 example animals being cramped into inappropriately sized travel kennels and not given the rigorous medical examinations that are required just before airline journeys. The UK has strict welfare regulations governing international pet travel and animals would not be permitted to depart from any UK Airport in an unsuitable travel kennel or in ill health.
Pets should not happen to be arrive at any destination over a week-end or Bank Holiday because for the most part airports abroad you will find no cargo handling arrangements during today and/or Customs clearance where applicable. If they’re allowed to reach at weekends it always incurs one more fees and possible delays in collecting your pet, therefore it is always better to send for a weekday arrival. You can find exceptions to this so please contact our office for more information if this really is something you require.
When taking your pet to a foreign country, please ensure they’re only given water that is safe for humans to drink, we’d strongly advise bottled water if you’re 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 can also be advisable to ensure that all of their routine vaccinations are current because it’s prudent to give them as much disease immunity as possible.
Pets are far 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’s no reason why pets cannot settle well into your brand-new life abroad together.
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 kinds of American Bulldogs have been found to be Pit Bulls. It’s illegal to enter or transit the UK with any of these breeds or their mixes.
Dogs can only just be viewed for exemption from UK Dangerous Dog Laws through the courts. Pet owners cannot apply fo exemption when importing their dogs.Only dogs that are time for the UK after being placed on the exemption list can enter.
Please note that the ban also relates to dogs that spend 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 any or all the major continents for over 40 years and therefore have a vast level of experience which we are able to call upon whenever we encounter the odd unexpected problem. Shipping live animals to any country requires an in depth (and current) understanding of the various rules that apply to the import of animals for a given country.
If you are emigrating or moving abroad for a time period 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 quantity of stress for you personally and your dog(s). Planning ahead means getting all the relevant vaccinations and every other veterinary treatments out just how early meaning your pets won’t be suffering negative effects when they travel. Additionally it is a good idea to get all documentation completed and all set to go with sufficient 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 may include a “door to door” collection and delivery if you so wish. Our pricing is open and transparent without hidden fees and i will be pleased to offer any help and support you could require to get your pet safely to your new home.
Cat Export Pinner
Dog Export Pinner Green
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This website provides a wealth of details about the import requirements of varied countries relating to the import of dogs if your destination is not listed underneath 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 quantity towards the top of the page.
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 probably the most experienced pet relocation company in the UK, having completed tens of thousands of professional & safe, pet moves since inception in 1966. Whether you will need assistance 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 collection 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 planet
Method of getting 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 in 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 vacation, just before 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 one 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 everyday
We also offer a full pet grooming service