The first faltering 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 brings your own personal microchip scanner.
You are able to contact the officials at the Border Inspection Post where you’ll enter the UK and inquire as to whether they have scanners that could 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 must certanly be documented on the EU Health Certificate (see step #5).
A tattoo is a suitable kind of identification as long as it was handed prior to July 3, 2011, is actually visible and your pet was vaccinated for rabies following 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 very first rabies vaccination following the microchip is implanted is named the primary vaccination and it should be a 12 months vaccine. If your pet’s previous vaccination had expired before being revaccinated, the following vaccination becomes the primary 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 primary rabies vaccination should be administered no earlier than 21 days before entering the United Kingdom.
There is no waiting period after booster vaccinations provided that:
the previous vaccination was administered following a microchip was implanted AND
the previous vaccination had not expired once 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, not as a main vaccination. You can speak to 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 current, and the other entry requirements are met.
If your pet is entering the United Kingdom from a high-rabies country, it must await a minimum of 30 days after vaccination before receiving a rabies titer test (see step #3).
The Pet Travel Scheme is really 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 will have to do the next (In Order).
Check the guidelines applicable to your pet on the https://www.gov.uk/bringing-food-animals-plants-into-uk website 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 go the UK.
When you yourself have any evidence your pet is fit and healthy (like a letter from the vet stating your pet has been examined and what the findings were), then this would be helpful.
Between 1 and 5 days prior to the date of departure your puppy (this doesn’t apply to cats or ferrets) must certanly 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 can find different rules applicable determined by where your pet has travelled from. If your pet can easily be identified (because thet have now been fitted with a pet passport microchip) then importation will be much easier. Always try and travel along with your pet so you are on hand to answer any questions as they arise.
You will find other considerations you will have to take into consideration before bringing your pet back to the U.K. as an example the route that the pet travels must certanly be approved by DEFRA. The airline that you use must certanly be an authorized carrier and the country that you are flying from needs to be a qualifying country.
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The aforementioned information should only be used as a guide, as the regulations are constantly changing. A full list of regulations can be found utilizing the link below to the DEFRA website.
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 free of rabies for quite some time, but in several other countries there’s still a threat of the disease to mammals. The biggest risk for rabies entering here will be via an infected animal smuggled in illegally.
All rabies-susceptible animals entering the UK are normally required to pay 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 depending on the country the pet is travelling from.
They could then be able to get early release if they may be shown to meet the required pet travel requirements.
Countries participating in PETS include most elements of Europe and many non-European destinations.
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 most experienced pet relocation company in the UK, having completed tens of thousands of professional & safe, pet moves since inception in 1966. Whether you need assistance with all areas of your pet relocation, or simply 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 number of your pet from anywhere in the UK
Booking of the very most direct, time efficient flight for your 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 essential 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 staying with us whilst you’re away on holiday, 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 inside 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
IATA Approved Flight Kennels
All dogs shipped by air must be housed in a IATA approved kennel that will be suitable for how big is the dog being transported. Food and water should also be within 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 simply not something which you (if you are travelling on the same aircraft) could be allowed to accomplish yourself.
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’s illegal to enter or transit the UK with these breeds or their mixes.
Dogs can only be considered for exemption from UK Dangerous Dog Laws through the courts. Pet owners cannot apply fo exemption when importing their dogs.Only dogs which can be time for the UK after being positioned on the exemption list can enter.
Please observe that the ban also applies to dogs that spend time in Great Britain during transit to other countries.
When you have a wolf hybrid or Savannah cat, then you must seek advice from the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency before you travel.
General Information About Exporting Pets
When you request a pet export quotation we quote for many costs to transport your pet by air to the named destination airport. If you are delivering your pet to your premises near Heathrow it must arrive at least five hours ahead of the flight. Collections from you (if required) will undoubtedly be by arrangement, usually on the day 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 behalf, so these charges aren’t contained in the quote (but we will advise you of this).
Costs are dependent on 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 fond of us. Should these measurements be incorrect we accept no responsibility for any delay or extra costs involved as a result.
Animals must certanly be shipped in containers built to IATA specifications which are the proper size for them i.e. they must be big enough for the animal to stand up without touching the top of the box, lay down comfortably and have the ability to turn round within the box. There must also be considered a fixed water container within the container with a means of filling it from the surface (funnel).
Should you need to utilise our services we would have to have written confirmation with payment as soon as possible and at the very 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).
You may well be able to take your pet as excess baggage, which may mean booking direct with passenger reservations. This may also be a cheaper option (please remember that some airlines cannot take livestock and that there may be restrictions such as standby status with respect to the airline and the route). However should the animal(s) be a really large shipment (in Airline terms) or coping with the animal(s) at the same time frame since the move be particularly difficult then we can offer the cargo option along with 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 can be either found from us or brought to any U.K. Airport to coincide with your sign in time or be delivered to your home.
Regardless of the mode of travel, pets will go in to the cargo your hands on the aircraft. That is heated and pressurised to the same extent as the passenger cabin. The animals are loaded to the hold approximately around 30 minutes before departure (however the airline requires that they are delivered for them 4 hours ahead of the flight) and are unloaded at one other end usually within 30 minutes of the plane landing. After the documents are available the animals could be cleared through customs. The handling/vet fees are then payable to the Import Shed Operator at which point the animals could be collected and taken home.
There’s no getting around it – taking your pet travelling by air beyond your UK, whether on a quick holiday or even 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 frequently change.
Generally, 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 local 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 guidelines and regulations, advise on the right travel kennel and ensure 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 that you can and we is likely to 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 passionate, efficient and caring service.
Transporting your dog to USA
Relocate your dog to USA having an IPATA registered and approved USA dog shipper such as for example Airsupply shippping (passportforpets.co.uk). You understand your puppy utilizes you to really 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 puppy isn’t 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 rise above IPATA guidelines because we wish both happy pets AND owners! Our pet shipping business continues to expand and we can only achieve this through happy customers who recommend our services to others.
The good thing about shipping your dog to the USA from the Rabies free country or Rabies controlled Country just like the UK is that there surely is no quarantine requirement as long as your puppy has been in the UK for 6 months or more. However, your dog must have documented evidence to be vaccinated against rabies otherwise this may lead to entry delays because you is likely 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 are importing a puppy that is too young (usually under 6 months of age) to have had the rabies vaccination you then 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 really have a certificate of general health MOST AIRLINES DO REQUIRE THIS before they’ll alow your pet to board an aircraft.
Generally, all dogs should be imported or exported through one of many
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 provided that they adhere 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 requirement for quarantine. All relevant documents and information can be down loaded from this page and all latest informative data on the scheme could be found on the official DEFRA internet site.
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 these completed in this exact order:
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 certanly be treated for tapeworm. The therapy must certanly be administered by a vet not significantly less than 24 hours and no more than 120 hours (1-5 days) before its scheduled arrival time in the UK. There’s no mandatory requirement for tick treatment. No treatment is needed for dogs entering the UK from Finland, Ireland or Malta).
Pets entering from a non listed third country must pass a blood test 30 days after vaccination followed by a 3 month wait.
To prevent confusion we have prepared check lists for you really to print out and take to your vet.
Click here for EU and listed countries check list
Click here for unlisted countries check list
All latest information could be found on the official DEFRA internet site
Whenever your pet is consigned to Airpets in the UK underneath the Pet Travel Scheme regulations our role is to:
Offer 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 might:
Collect your pet whenever you want or any day to suit during our opening hours.
Take your puppy for a walk within our field
Arrange a dog wash & brush up
Arrange delivery anywhere in the UK
Our import staff are experienced in dealing with all aspects of pet imports and our speciality is ensuring 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 really worth the extra time taken to be able to avoid delays at customs. We are conveniently located just 5 minutes from Heathrow Cargo.
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 wish to return to the UK.
If you’re about to take your pet on a trip to a country with a high incidence of rabies, your veterinarian should administer a Blood Titer Test before you leave the nation if you want to come back to the EU. You do not have to wait 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.
You don’t have to attend 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.
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 amount of experience which we could call upon once we encounter the odd unexpected problem. Shipping live animals to any country requires an in depth (and current) familiarity with different rules that connect with the import of animals for certain country.
If you are emigrating or moving abroad for a time period and wish to take your pet dog, or dogs with afterward you if you intend ahead, it is a easier than you think process with the least level of stress for you and your dog(s). Planning ahead means getting most of the relevant vaccinations and any veterinary treatments out just how early which means that your pets will not be suffering side effects once they travel. Additionally it is recommended to obtain all documentation completed and all set 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 selection of dog shipping services that can include a “door to door” collection and delivery if you so wish. Our pricing is open and transparent without any hidden fees and we will be pleased to supply any help and support you could require to really get your pet safely to your brand-new home.
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This site provides a wealth of information regarding the import requirements of varied countries associated with the import of dogs if a destination isn’t listed underneath the “Destination Requirements” tab (above) then simply contact us by completing the online quotation form, or our quick enquiry form or you can call us free using the number at the top with this page.
Pet Shipping Advice
All pet dogs and cats must be microchipped just before international travel, so ensuring this is done will 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 extremely anxious about sending their pets on a flight, and that is, of course, totally understandable. However, 4 million domestic pets fly each year throughout the world and the risks of airline travel for them are the same as a human of the equivalent health status. The scare-mongering articles that can be located 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 instance animals being cramped into inappropriately sized travel kennels and not given the rigorous medical examinations which can be required prior to airline journeys. The UK has strict welfare regulations governing international pet travel and animals would not be permitted to depart from any UK Airport within an unsuitable travel kennel or in ill health.
Pets should not go arrive at any destination over a week-end or Bank Holiday because at most of the airports abroad you can find no cargo handling arrangements during nowadays and/or Customs clearance where applicable. If they’re allowed to reach at weekends it usually incurs yet another fees and possible delays in collecting your pet, so it’s always better to send for a weekday arrival. You can find exceptions to the 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 just about any doubt whatsoever. UK born animals won’t have the natural immunity of native pets in your brand-new country, therefore it is imperative they are quite well protected with broad spectrum parasite treatments, to lessen the chance of serious illnesses transmitting to your pet. It can also be advisable to ensure their routine vaccinations are up to date because it is prudent to provide them just as much disease immunity as possible.
Pets tend to be 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 brand-new country, there is no reason pets cannot settle well into your life abroad together.
Taking your pet on your flight
Pets can travel on most scheduled flights from Heathrow and Gatwick to virtually every part of the world so typically, your pet should have the ability to travel for a passing fancy flight as yourself if that is what you would like. Most of the ‘low-cost’airlines don’t carry pets however, and you can find few points that should be considered with this sort of pet shipment.
Firstly, pets arrive into the cargo or freight element of the airport, not the passenger terminal and you cannot take two places at the same time! If you’re held up attending to your personal 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 in your mind that a lot of 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 move, especially if you have all your own personal luggage to cope with too.
Lastly, you’ll not have any usage of your pet from enough 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 won’t manage to see your pets before they’re taken with their quarantine accommodation.
If you’ve considered these points and still want your pet to visit on the same flight as yourself, we’ll come together with you to accommodate this whenever possible.
We are happy to meet up clients who’re travelling for a passing fancy aircraft as their pets at the London airports on the afternoon of shipment. We would require seeing copies all 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 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 for 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 shall sometimes ask you often times if you’re sure in regards to 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 particular size kennel may not have the ability to travel back out in the same kennel as a result of stringent rules applied when leaving the UK. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are amongst the strictest in the world for animal welfare, and therefore the message here’s that if you are unsure please say so as we may then make contingency plans for if the kennel is not just a adequate fit.