IATA Approved Flight Kennels
All dogs shipped by air should be housed within an IATA approved kennel that will be suitable for the size of your dog being transported. Food and water should also be contained 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 that you (if you are travelling for a passing fancy aircraft) will be allowed to complete yourself.
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 your rules you should do the following (In Order).
Check the principles applicable to your pet on the https://www.gov.uk/bringing-food-animals-plants-into-uk 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 your pet has been recently 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 does not apply to cats or ferrets) should 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 you can find different rules applicable determined by where your pet has travelled from. If your pet can quickly be identified (because thet have already been fitted with a puppy passport microchip) then importation will undoubtedly be much easier. Always try and travel with your pet so that you are available to answer any questions while they arise.
There are other considerations you will need to take into consideration before bringing your pet back in the U.K. as an example the route that your pet travels must certanly be approved by DEFRA. The airline that you employ must certanly be an authorized carrier and the nation that you will be flying from needs to become a qualifying country.
Pet Export Colnbrook
Cat Export Coombe
Dog Export Colham Green
Pet Export College Park
Dog Export Cobham
Pet Export Cooper's Hill
Dog Export Cookham
Pet Export Cookham Rise
Cat Export Cole Park
Cat Export Clewer Village
The above mentioned information should only be utilized as a guide, whilst the regulations are constantly changing. A complete set of regulations are available utilizing the link below to the DEFRA website.
Taking your pet in your flight
Pets can travel of all scheduled flights from Heathrow and Gatwick to almost every area of the world so typically, your pet should have the ability to travel on a single flight as yourself if this really is what you would like. The majority of the ‘low-cost’airlines don’t carry pets however, and there are few points that should be considered with this type of pet shipment.
Firstly, pets arrive into the cargo or freight area of the airport, not the passenger terminal and you can’t take two places at the same time! If you’re held up attending to your own personal customs and visa formalities, your pet might be left awaiting more than essential to be collected and released from their travel kennel.
Also, it’s worth bearing in your mind that many airports require 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 transport, particularly if you have all your personal 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 and soon 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 will not manage to see your pets before they’re taken to their quarantine accommodation.
If you’ve considered these points and still want your pet to travel on the same flight as yourself, we’ll interact with you to support this whenever possible.
We’re happy to meet up clients that are travelling on the same aircraft as their pets at the London airports on your day of shipment. We’d require seeing copies every one of Veterinary paperwork to make sure they’re acceptable for travel and whilst we shall always ask you to check and check the size of your pet and travel kennel ahead of time, we unfortunately cannot accept any responsibility for last-minute delays or problems occurred on the day of travel with this sort of shipment. The single most frequent reason behind these eleventh hour 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’ve with such issues, we will sometimes ask you often if you should be sure about the size as a wriggly dog is nearly simple to measure and we are able to 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 specific size kennel might not manage to travel back out in the same kennel because of the stringent rules applied when leaving the UK. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are amongst the strictest on the planet for animal welfare, and and so the message here is that if you should be uncertain please say so once we will then make contingency plans for if the kennel is not really a good enough fit.