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 as long as they conform to the regulations. Additionally it allows pet owners in the UK to take their dogs, cats and ferrets to other European countries and then return together without requirement for quarantine. All relevant documents and information could be down loaded from these pages and all latest informative data on the scheme could be located on the official DEFRA web page.
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 the next 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) should be treated for tapeworm. The treatment must be administered with a vet not significantly less than 24 hours and less 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 required for dogs entering the UK from Finland, Ireland or Malta).
Pets entering from the non listed third country must pass a blood test 30 days after vaccination followed by way of a 3 month wait.
To prevent confusion we have prepared check lists for you really to print out and try your vet.
Click here for EU and listed countries check list
Click here for unlisted countries check list
All latest information could be on the official DEFRA site
Whenever your pet is consigned to Airpets in the UK under the Pet Travel Scheme regulations our role is always to:
Give you a pre check of documentation prior to leaving country of origin
Monitor pets once loaded onto the aircraft with our tracking system software
Collect your pet promptly from the state animal quarantine station at Heathrow then make the 5 minute journey to your kennels and cattery at Heathrow.
From there you might:
Collect your pet anytime or any day to accommodate during our opening hours.
Take your dog for a walk within our field
Arrange a dog wash & brush up
Arrange delivery anywhere in the UK
Our import staff are experienced in coping with all facets of pet imports and our speciality is making sure that all documentation is correct before leaving the nation of origin! The main cause for concern with Pet Travel Scheme imports is incorrect documentation on arrival. Pre checking documentation is a unique service to Airpets and is really worth the extra time taken in order to avoid delays at customs. We’re conveniently located just 5 minutes from Heathrow Cargo.
Shipping Dogs To Australia By Air
We’ve been shipping dogs by air to all or any the major continents for over 40 years and as a result have a vast amount of experience which we can call upon whenever we encounter the odd unexpected problem. Shipping live animals to any country requires an in depth (and current) understanding of different rules that connect with the import of animals for confirmed country.
If you’re emigrating or moving abroad for a time period and wish to take your pet dog, or dogs with afterward you if you plan ahead, it is a easier than you think process with the least amount of stress for you and your dog(s). Planning ahead means getting all of the relevant vaccinations and some other veterinary treatments out the way in which early meaning that your pets will not be suffering negative effects once they travel. It’s also a good idea to have all documentation completed and ready 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 variety of dog shipping services that may add a “door to door” collection and delivery in the event that you so wish. Our pricing is open and transparent without hidden fees and i will be pleased to supply any help and support you might require to get your pet safely to your home.
Pet Export Ockham
Cat Export Old Malden
Cat Export Nuptown
Pet Export Old Oak Common
Cat Export Oakley Green
Cat Export Oatlands Park
This site provides a success of information regarding the import requirements of varied countries relating to the import of dogs if a destination is not listed under the “Destination Requirements” tab (above) then simply contact us by completing the internet quotation form, or our quick enquiry form or you can call us free using the amount at the top of this page.
Pet Shipping Advice
All pet dogs and cats must certanly be microchipped prior to international travel, so ensuring this is completed will always 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 journey, and this really is, obviously, totally understandable. However, 4 million domestic pets fly annually throughout the world and the risks of airline travel for them are the identical as a human of very same health status. The scare-mongering articles which can be located on the internet listing death and injury as common occurrences for air travel almost always occur once 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 which can be required just before airline journeys. The UK has strict welfare regulations governing international pet travel and animals would never 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 weekend or Bank Holiday because at most airports abroad you will find no cargo handling arrangements during nowadays 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 far better send for a weekday arrival. You will find exceptions to the so please contact our office for more information if this is something you require.
When taking your pet to a foreign country, please ensure they’re only given water that’s safe for humans to drink, we would strongly advise bottled water if you should be 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 are 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 their routine vaccinations are up to date because it is prudent to give them as much disease immunity as possible.
Pets are 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 country, there is no reason why pets cannot settle well into your new life abroad together.
IATA Approved Flight Kennels
All dogs shipped by air should be housed within an IATA approved kennel that will be ideal for how big 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 tight significant stop-overs but for security reasons, this is simply not something that you (if you’re travelling on a single aircraft) could be allowed to do yourself.
The Pet Travel Scheme is really a UK Government scheme that allows pet cats and dogs to enter the U.K. without spending time in quarantine.
To be able to comply with your rules you should do the next (In Order).
Check the principles applicable to your pet on the https://www.gov.uk/bringing-food-animals-plants-into-uk web 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 yourself have any evidence that your pet is fit and healthy (like a letter from the vet stating your pet has been recently examined and what the findings were), then this will be helpful.
Between 1 and 5 days before the date of departure your pet (this doesn’t connect with 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 certainly be identified (because thet have already been fitted with a pet passport microchip) then importation will 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 take into consideration before bringing your pet back into the U.K. as an example the route that the pet travels must be approved by DEFRA. The airline that you use must certanly be an authorized carrier and the country that you’re flying from needs to become a qualifying country.
Pet Export Butlers Cross
Dog Export Burwood Park
Dog Export Byfleet
Dog Export Bushey Mead
Cat Export Cabbage Hill
The above information should only be used as a guide, whilst the regulations are constantly changing. A full set of regulations are available by using the link below to the DEFRA website.