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 adhere 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 using them without importance of quarantine. All relevant documents and information can be down loaded from this site and all latest home elevators the scheme may be found on the official DEFRA 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 the following 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 be treated for tapeworm. The treatment should be administered with a vet not significantly less than 24 hours and no more than 120 hours (1-5 days) before its scheduled arrival amount of time in the UK. There is no mandatory requirement for tick treatment. No treatment is required 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 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 can be on the official DEFRA site
When 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 ahead of leaving country of origin
Monitor pets once loaded onto the aircraft with your 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 at any time or any day to suit during our opening hours.
Take your pet for a walk in our field
Arrange your 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 nation of origin! The key 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 excess time taken to be able to avoid delays at customs. We’re conveniently located just 5 minutes from Heathrow Cargo.
Transporting your dog to USA
Relocate your puppy to USA having an IPATA registered and approved USA dog shipper such as Airsupply shippping (passportforpets.co.uk). You realize your puppy relies on you to make the best decisions about their welfare and we follow the strict operating code laid down by IPATA. These rules are designed to make sure that your dog is not 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 go beyond IPATA guidelines because we wish 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.
What’s promising about shipping your puppy to the USA from the Rabies free country or Rabies controlled Country just like the UK is that there surely is no quarantine requirement so long as your dog has been doing the UK for 6 months or more. However, your dog must have documented evidence of being vaccinated against rabies otherwise this can result in entry delays because you will be asked to sign a Confinement Agreement (this basically says you will get your puppy vaccinated and then confine them for at the least 30 days after treatment). If you should be importing a puppy that is too young (usually under 6 months of age) to possess had the rabies vaccination then you definitely will be needing a Confinement Agreement, see: USA CDC Dog Confinement Agreements for more details. Whilst the CDC (US authority on pet imports) does not require your puppy to truly have a certificate of overall health MOST AIRLINES DO REQUIRE THIS before they’ll alow your pet to board an aircraft.
Generally, all dogs must certanly be imported or exported through among the
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 may be complicated.
There are a host of regulations which need to be followed, both country and airline specific, and they very often change.
Generally speaking, the farther away or even more exotic your destination, the more work is necessary to meet import regulations, veterinary requirements and to navigate through the neighborhood rules.
Our job at Pets by Plane is to help you find the appropriate flights (many airlines will not carry snub-nosed breeds of dogs and cats) navigate the guidelines and regulations, advise on the best travel kennel and be sure 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 as you possibly can and we can 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 dedicated, efficient and caring service.
General Information About Exporting Pets
Once you request a pet export quotation we quote for many costs to move your pet by air to the named destination airport. If you are delivering your pet to the premises near Heathrow it must arrive a minimum of five hours before the flight. Collections from you (if required) will be by arrangement, usually on the afternoon before departure.
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 are struggling to pay them on your 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 additional services (such as UK transportation, kenneling, and veterinary certification), flight time and the destination. In the case of dogs, the box size provided is based on the measurements given to us. Should these measurements be incorrect we accept no responsibility for any delay or extra costs involved as a result.
Animals should be shipped in containers built to IATA specifications which are the proper size for them i.e. they need to be big enough for the animal to remain true without touching the the surface of the box, lie down comfortably and have the ability to turn round within the box. There must also be a fixed water container inside the container with a means of filling it from the exterior (funnel).
Should you wish to utilise our services we would need to have written confirmation with payment when possible and at the very least 28 days beforehand. We will even require 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 in a position to take your pet as excess baggage, which would mean booking direct with passenger reservations. This is sometimes a cheaper option (please observe that some airlines cannot take livestock and that there may be restrictions such as for instance standby status depending on the airline and the route). However if the animal(s) be an especially large shipment (in Airline terms) or coping with the animal(s) at once as the move be particularly difficult then we could offer the cargo option along with other services including collection, kenneling and Export Health Certification.
With home elevators the measurements of the animal(s) we are able to build transit kennels to fit. Kennels can be either found from us or sent to any U.K. Airport to coincide with your register time or be delivered to your home.
Long lasting mode of travel, pets will go into the cargo hold of the aircraft. This is heated and pressurised to exactly the same extent whilst the passenger cabin. The animals are loaded into the hold approximately 30 minutes before departure (however the airline requires they are delivered to them 4 hours ahead of the flight) and are unloaded at one other end usually within 30 minutes 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 of which point the animals could be collected and taken home.