General Information About Exporting Pets
When you request a pet export quotation we quote for many costs to move your pet by air to the named destination airport. If you’re delivering your pet to the premises near Heathrow it must arrive a minimum of 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 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 case of dogs, the box size provided is based on 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 correct size for them i.e. they must be big enough for the animal to operate without touching the the surface of the box, lie down comfortably and manage to turn round within the box. There must also be a fixed water container inside the container with a way of filling it from the exterior (funnel).
In case you desire to utilise our services we will have to have written confirmation with payment the moment possible and at least 28 days beforehand. We may also need a contact Name, Address and Telephone Number in the country of destination (the airline will need to ring beforehand to confirm 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 observe that some airlines cannot take livestock and that there could be restrictions such as standby status depending on the airline and the route). However if the animal(s) be a particularly large shipment (in Airline terms) or coping with the animal(s) at the same time while the move be particularly difficult then we can provide the cargo option as well as other services including collection, kenneling and Export Health Certification.
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With home elevators the measurements of the animal(s) we could build transit kennels to fit. Kennels could be either acquired from us or brought to any U.K. Airport to coincide along with your register time or be sent to your home.
Whatever the mode of travel, pets should go into the cargo your hands on the aircraft. That is heated and pressurised to the exact same extent since the passenger cabin. The animals are loaded in to the hold approximately around 30 minutes before departure (however the airline requires that they are delivered in their mind 4 hours before the flight) and are unloaded at the other end usually within half an hour of the plane landing. After the documents can be found 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 away from UK, whether on a brief holiday or more permanently, is expensive, time-consuming and could be complicated.
There are certainly a host of regulations which must be followed, both country and airline specific, and they very often change.
Generally, the farther away or more exotic your destination, the more work is needed to meet import regulations, veterinary requirements and to navigate through the area rules.
Our job at Pets by Plane is to help you find the right flights (many airlines will not carry snub-nosed breeds of dogs and cats) navigate the principles and regulations, advise on the best travel kennel and make 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 as stress free as you are able to and we can 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.
The first step to ready your dog, cat or ferret to enter the United Kingdom is to possess your pet microchipped having an ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit pet microchip.
If your pet currently features a microchip that’s not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, then you definitely have 3 choices:
You may bring your own personal microchip scanner.
You are able to contact the officials at the Border Inspection Post where you will enter the UK and inquire as to whether they have scanners that may 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 should be documented on the EU Health Certificate (see step #5).
A tattoo is a suitable type of identification as long as it was handed just before July 3, 2011, is clearly visible and your pet was vaccinated for rabies following the tattoo was applied.
All dogs, cats and ferrets must have proof of a current rabies vaccination administered following a microchip was implanted to enter the United Kingdom.
The very first rabies vaccination following the microchip is implanted is known as the principal vaccination and it must be a twelve months vaccine. If your pet’s previous vaccination had expired before being revaccinated, the following vaccination becomes the principal vaccination and additionally it must certanly be a twelve months vaccine.
All vaccinations which can be administered after the principal 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 primary rabies vaccination must certanly be administered no prior to 21 days before entering the United Kingdom.
There’s no waiting period after booster vaccinations so long as:
the previous vaccination was administered following a microchip was implanted AND
the previous vaccination hadn’t expired once 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 a booster, not as a main vaccination. You are able to 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 another entry requirements are met.
If your pet is entering the United Kingdom from a high-rabies country, it must watch for no less than 30 days after vaccination before finding a rabies titer test (see step #3).
Shipping Dogs To Australia By Air
We have been shipping dogs by air to all the major continents for over 40 years and as a result have a vast level 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) knowledge of the various rules that connect with the import of animals for certain country.
If you are emigrating or moving abroad for a period of time and want to take your pet dog, or dogs with you then if you plan ahead, it will be a fairly easy process with the least amount of stress for you personally and your dog(s). Planning ahead means getting all of the relevant vaccinations and every other veterinary treatments out the way in which early meaning your pets won’t be suffering side effects if they travel. It is also a good idea to get all documentation completed and ready to go with the required 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 will add a “door to door” collection and delivery if you so wish. Our pricing is open and transparent with no hidden fees and we are pleased to provide any help and support you could require to get your pet safely to your brand-new home.
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This website provides a success of details about the import requirements of various countries associated with the import of dogs but if your destination is not listed underneath the “Destination Requirements” tab (above) then simply contact us by completing the internet quotation form, or our quick enquiry form or you are able to call us free using the number at the very top of the page.