Banned Breeds of Dogs
The next breeds or their mixes aren’t permitted to enter or transit the UK: Brazilian Fila, Dogo Argentino, Japanese Tosa Inu or American Staffordshire Pit Bull Terrier. Also some types of American Bulldogs have already 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 be viewed 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 pertains to dogs that spend time in Great Britain during transit to other countries.
If you have a wolf hybrid or Savannah cat, you then must seek advice from the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency when you travel.
The first step to prepare your dog, cat or ferret to enter the United Kingdom is to have 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, you then have 3 choices:
You may bring your personal microchip scanner.
You can contact the officials at the Border Inspection Post where you will enter the UK and inquire as to whether they’ve scanners that may read your pet’s chip.
If your pet’s current microchip can nevertheless 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 suitable kind of identification so long as it was given ahead of 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 proof a current rabies vaccination administered after having a microchip was implanted to enter the United Kingdom.
The very first rabies vaccination after the microchip is implanted is called the primary vaccination and it must be a one year vaccine. If your pet’s previous vaccination had expired before being revaccinated, the following vaccination becomes the principal 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 must certanly be administered no earlier than 21 days before entering the United Kingdom.
There is no waiting period after booster vaccinations so long as:
the last vaccination was administered following a microchip was implanted AND
the previous 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 an enhancement, never as a primary vaccination. You can confer with your veterinarian about this.
Once your pet has entered the United Kingdom, a 21 day waiting period isn’t necessary for subsequent visits, provided rabies boosters are kept up to date, and the other entry requirements are met.
If your pet is entering the United Kingdom from a high-rabies country, it must watch for a minimum of 30 days after vaccination before finding a rabies titer test (see step #3).
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 thousands of professional & safe, pet moves since inception in 1966. Whether you need help with all areas of your pet relocation, or simply just advice and support with specific areas, we’re here to simply help and offer the following:
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 planet
Way to obtain 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 inside their Sky Kennels, allowing us to exercise each and every one 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, ahead of 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 one 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 come in attendance every single day
We also provide a full pet grooming service
Pet Shipping Advice
All pet dogs and cats should be microchipped just before international travel, so ensuring this is completed 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 trip, and that is, needless to say, totally understandable. However, 4 million domestic pets fly every year across the world and the risks of airline travel for them are the exact same as a human of very same health status. The scare-mongering articles that may be located on the internet listing death and injury as common occurrences for air travel more often than not 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 that are required prior to airline journeys. The UK has strict welfare regulations governing international pet travel and animals would never be permitted to depart from any UK Airport within an unsuitable travel kennel or in ill health.
Pets shouldn’t travel to arrive at any destination over a weekend or Bank Holiday because for the most part 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 yet another 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 to learn more 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 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 make sure that all their routine vaccinations are current because it is prudent to give 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 new country, there is no reasons why pets cannot settle well into your brand-new life abroad together.
General Information About Exporting Pets
Whenever you request a pet export quotation we quote for all 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 before the flight. Collections from you (if required) will be by arrangement, usually on the day before departure.
There will 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 unable to pay them in your behalf, so these charges aren’t within the quote (but we shall advise you of this).
Prices are determined by 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 based on the measurements directed at us. Should these measurements be incorrect we accept no responsibility for just about any delay or extra costs involved as a result.
Animals must be shipped in containers developed to IATA specifications which are the correct size for them i.e. they must be large enough for the animal to remain true without touching the the surface of the box, lay down comfortably and be able to turn round within the box. There must also be described as a fixed water container inside the container with a method of filling it from the outside (funnel).
In case you need to utilise our services we will have to have written confirmation with payment the moment possible and at the least 28 days beforehand. We will also require a contact Name, Address and Telephone Number in the united kingdom of destination (the airline will need to ring beforehand to ensure acceptance).
Maybe you are in a position to take your pet as excess baggage, which will mean booking direct with passenger reservations. This is sometimes a cheaper option (please remember that some airlines cannot take livestock and that there might be restrictions such as for instance standby status with regards 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 once since the move be particularly difficult then we could provide the cargo option as well as other services including collection, kenneling and Export Health Certification.
With home elevators the measurements of the animal(s) we can build transit kennels to fit. Kennels could be either picked up from us or delivered to any U.K. Airport to coincide with your register time or be sent to your home.
Regardless of the mode of travel, pets should go into the cargo your hands on the aircraft. This really is heated and pressurised to exactly the same extent since the passenger cabin. The animals are loaded to the hold approximately 30 minutes before departure (however the airline requires that they are delivered to them 4 hours prior to the flight) and are unloaded at the other end usually within 30 minutes of the plane landing. After the documents are available the animals can be cleared through customs. The handling/vet fees are then payable to the Import Shed Operator of which point the animals can be collected and taken home.
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 quantity of experience which we are able to call upon once we encounter the odd unexpected problem. Shipping live animals to any country requires an thorough (and current) familiarity with the different rules that affect the import of animals for confirmed country.
If you are emigrating or moving abroad for a time frame and wish to take your pet dog, or dogs with after this you if you plan ahead, it would have been a fairly easy process with the smallest amount of number of stress for you personally and your dog(s). Planning ahead means getting all the relevant vaccinations and any veterinary treatments out the way in which early meaning that your pets won’t be suffering side effects once they travel. Additionally it is advisable to obtain all documentation completed and ready to go with sufficient time to spare before your departure date.
Passportforpets.co.uk is a division of Airsupply Shipping located near London’s Heathrow Airport. We offer a selection of dog shipping services that can add a “door to door” collection and delivery if you so wish. Our pricing is open and transparent without hidden fees and we will be pleased to offer any help and support you could require to truly get your pet safely to your brand-new home.
Pet Export Rose Hill
Pet Export Row Town
Pet Export Ruislip Common
Dog Export Ruislip
Cat Export Rowhill
Pet Export Ripley
Pet Export Roxeth
Dog Export Roehampton
This website provides a success of details about the import requirements of various countries concerning the import of dogs if a destination is not listed underneath the “Destination Requirements” tab (above) then simply contact us by completing the online quotation form, or our quick enquiry form or you are able to call us free using the quantity at the top of this page.
Taking your pet on your flight
Pets can travel of all scheduled flights from Heathrow and Gatwick to virtually every area of the world so generally, your pet should manage to travel for a passing fancy flight as yourself if this really is what you will like. A lot of the ‘low-cost’airlines do not carry pets however, and you will find few points that should be considered with this kind of pet shipment.
Firstly, pets arrive to the cargo or freight portion of the airport, not the passenger terminal and you can’t be in two places at the same time! If you’re organized attending to your personal customs and visa formalities, your pet might be left waiting for more than essential to be collected and released from their travel kennel.
Also, it’s worth bearing in your mind that most 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 extremely tough to move, particularly if you have all your own personal luggage to deal with too.
Lastly, you will not have any access to your pet from the full time they’re checked in at the departure airport and soon you collect them at the destination airport, and for a few countries such as for instance Australia and New Zealand where quarantine on landing is applicable, you won’t have the ability 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 interact with you to allow for this whenever possible.
We are happy to meet up 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 most of Veterinary paperwork to be sure they’re suitable for travel and whilst we will always ask you to check and double 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 sort of shipment. The single most frequent reason behind these eleventh hour problems at the airport could be 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 types of issues, we will sometimes ask you often times if you should be sure in regards to the size as a wriggly dog is not exactly easy to measure and we could usually tell if the measurements don’t sound right for the breed of dog.
Many pets which have previously travelled in to the UK in a particular size kennel may not manage to travel back out in exactly the same kennel due to the stringent rules applied when leaving the UK. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are between the strictest on the planet for animal welfare, and and so the message here’s that if you should be uncertain please say so even as we can then make contingency plans for if the kennel is not really a adequate fit.
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 many years, however in several other countries there’s still a risk of the illness to mammals. The greatest risk for rabies entering here will be through 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 most 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 with regards to the country the pet is travelling from.
They may then be able to get early release if they may be shown to generally meet the necessary pet travel requirements.
Countries participating in PETS include most elements of Europe and many non-European destinations.
IATA Approved Flight Kennels
All dogs shipped by air must certanly be housed within an IATA approved kennel which is ideal for how big your dog being transported. Food and water must 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 also for security reasons, this is simply not a thing that you (if you are travelling for a passing fancy aircraft) will be allowed to complete yourself.
There’s no navigating around it – taking your pet travelling by air away from UK, whether on a brief holiday or even more permanently, is expensive, time-consuming and could be complicated.
There are a host of regulations which have to be followed, both country and airline specific, and they quite often change.
In general, the farther away or more exotic your destination, the more work is required to meet import regulations, veterinary requirements and to navigate through the area 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 principles and regulations, advise on the proper 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 around the globe, we’ll ensure everything is really as stress free as possible and we will make the calm well-being, comfort and safety of one’s pet our top priority. We take our motto of’We care in the air’extremely seriously and pride ourselves on giving a separate, efficient and caring service.