Shipping Dogs To Australia By Air
We have been shipping dogs by air to all or any the major continents for over 40 years and as such 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 thorough (and current) knowledge of the different rules that apply to the import of animals for a given country.
If you should be emigrating or moving abroad for a period of time and wish to take your pet dog, or dogs with you then if you plan ahead, it will be a fairly easy process with the least number of stress for you and your dog(s). Planning ahead means getting all of the relevant vaccinations and every other veterinary treatments out the way in which early which means that your pets won’t be suffering side effects once they travel. Additionally it is a good idea to obtain all documentation completed and ready to go 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 range of dog shipping services that will incorporate 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 supply any help and support you may require to get your pet safely to your brand-new home.
Dog Export Petersham
Pet Export Oxshott
Pet Export Ottershaw
Dog Export Pinnerwood Park
Pet Export Park Royal
Pet Export Poyle
Pet Export Perivale
Cat Export Pinner Green
Cat Export Paley Street
Dog Export Pachesham Park
Pet Export Pinner
This amazing site provides a wealth of information regarding the import requirements of various 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.
Taking your pet in your flight
Pets can travel of all scheduled flights from Heathrow and Gatwick to almost every the main world so typically, your pet should be able to travel for a passing fancy flight as yourself if this is what you would like. The majority of the ‘low-cost’airlines do not carry pets however, and you will find few points that should be thought about with this kind of pet shipment.
Firstly, pets arrive in to the cargo or freight section 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 own personal customs and visa formalities, your pet might be left looking forward to more than necessary to be collected and released from their travel kennel.
Also, it’s worth bearing in mind that a lot of 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 very difficult to transport, particularly if you have all your personal luggage to manage too.
Lastly, you’ll have no access to your pet from the full time they’re checked in at the departure airport until you collect them at the destination airport, and for some countries such as for instance Australia and New Zealand where quarantine on landing is applicable, you will not 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 traveling 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 on a single aircraft as their pets at the London airports on your day of shipment. We would require seeing copies all Veterinary paperwork to make sure they’re acceptable for travel and whilst we will always ask you to check on and check the size of your pet and travel kennel in advance, we unfortunately cannot accept any responsibility for last-minute delays or problems occurred on the afternoon of travel with this kind of shipment. The single most typical basis for these last second problems at the airport is the measurements being incorrect and the travel kennel being refused as too small for the dog. With the years of experience we’ve with these kind of issues, we shall sometimes ask you many times if you are sure about the size as a wriggly dog is not quite an easy task 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 be able to travel back out in exactly the same kennel because of the stringent rules applied when leaving the UK. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are amongst the strictest on earth for animal welfare, and so the message here is that if you should be uncertain please say so once we will then make contingency plans for if the kennel is not just a good enough fit.
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 conform to the regulations. It also allows pet owners in the UK to take their dogs, cats and ferrets to other European countries and then return with them without dependence on quarantine. All relevant documents and information could be down loaded from this site and all latest info on 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 by way of a vet not significantly less than 24 hours and less than 120 hours (1-5 days) before its scheduled arrival amount of time in the UK. There’s no mandatory requirement for tick treatment. No treatment is necessary 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’ve prepared check lists for you yourself to print out and decide to try your vet.
Click here for EU and listed countries check list
Click here for unlisted countries check list
All latest information may be found on the official DEFRA site
As soon as your pet is consigned to Airpets in the UK under the Pet Travel Scheme regulations our role is always to:
Provide a pre check of documentation ahead of 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 our kennels and cattery at Heathrow.
From there you may:
Collect your pet at any time or any day to accommodate during our opening hours.
Take your dog for a walk within our field
Arrange your dog wash & brush up
Arrange delivery anywhere in the UK
Our import staff are experienced in working with all areas of pet imports and our speciality is ensuring that all documentation is correct before leaving the united states of origin! The main reason for concern with Pet Travel Scheme imports is incorrect documentation on arrival. Pre checking documentation is really a unique service to Airpets and is really worth the extra time taken in order to avoid delays at customs. We are conveniently located just 5 minutes from Heathrow Cargo.
IATA Approved Flight Kennels
All dogs shipped by air must certanly be housed in an IATA approved kennel which is suitable for the size of canine being transported. Food and water must be included in the kennel for long journeys and some airlines do exercise any dogs being shipped in the hang on significant stop-overs however for security reasons, this is not a thing that you (if you are travelling on the same aircraft) will be allowed to complete yourself.
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’re delivering your pet to your premises near Heathrow it must arrive at least five hours before the flight. Collections from you (if required) will undoubtedly be by arrangement, usually on your 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 on your behalf, so these charges are not within the quote (but we will 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 on the basis of the measurements given to 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 right size for them i.e. they must be large enough for the pet to stand up without touching the the top of box, take a nap comfortably and have the ability to turn round within the box. There should also be considered a fixed water container in the container with a method of filling it from the outside (funnel).
Should you wish to utilise our services we would need 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 need to ring beforehand to ensure acceptance).
You might be in a position to take your pet as excess baggage, which would mean booking direct with passenger reservations. This might be a cheaper option (please note that some airlines cannot take livestock and that there may be restrictions such as for example 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 the same time since the move be particularly difficult then we could provide the cargo option along with other services including collection, kenneling and Export Health Certification.
With info on the measurements of the animal(s) we can build transit kennels to fit. Kennels could be either found from us or delivered to any U.K. Airport to coincide with your check in time or be brought to your home.
Regardless of the mode of travel, pets should 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 they are delivered to them 4 hours prior to the flight) and are unloaded at the other end usually within around 30 minutes of the plane landing. When the documents are available the animals could 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.
The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS)
PETS is made to halt the spread of rabies and other diseases while still allowing pets to travel.
Northern Ireland has been without any rabies for quite some time, in some other countries there’s still a danger of the illness to mammals. The largest risk for rabies entering here would be via an infected animal smuggled in illegally.
All rabies-susceptible animals entering the UK are normally required to spend 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 principles of the scheme, which differ with respect to the country the pet is travelling from.
They might 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 parts of Europe and many non-European destinations.
The Pet Travel Scheme is really a UK Government scheme which allows pet cats and dogs to enter the U.K. without spending time in quarantine.
To be able to comply with these rules you will need 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 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 could be helpful.
Between 1 and 5 days ahead of the date of departure your dog (this does not affect cats or ferrets) must be treated against tapeworm. You’ll want this treatment completed by a vet and ensure they issue you with a certificate to this effect/stamp your pet’s passport.
Please know that there are different rules applicable determined by where your pet has travelled from. If your pet can very quickly be identified (because thet have been fitted with a pet passport microchip) then importation will soon be much easier. Always try and travel with your pet so you are available to answer any questions as they arise.
You can find other considerations you will need to consider before bringing your pet back in the U.K. for example the route that your pet travels must be approved by DEFRA. The airline that you use should be an approved carrier and the nation that you are flying from needs to be a qualifying country.
Pet Export Ealing
Dog Export Denham
Pet Export East Molesey
Pet Export Downside
Pet Export East Bedfont
Cat Export Denham Green
Dog Export East Burnham
Pet Export Dorney
Pet Export Dorney Reach
Cat Export Dormer's Wells
Dog Export East Acton
Pet Export Donkey Town
Pet Export Dedworth
The above information should only be properly used as a guide, since the regulations are constantly changing. The full listing of regulations are available by using the link below to the DEFRA website.
The first step to prepare your dog, cat or ferret to enter the United Kingdom is to have your pet microchipped by having 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 definitely have 3 choices:
You would bring your own 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 will read your pet’s chip.
If your pet’s current microchip can still be read, your veterinarian can implant compliant chip. The amount and implant dates of both microchips must be documented on the EU Health Certificate (see step #5).
A tattoo is a satisfactory type of identification so long as it was handed ahead of July 3, 2011, is clearly visible and your pet was vaccinated for rabies following the tattoo was applied.
All dogs, cats and ferrets will need to have proof a current rabies vaccination administered following a microchip was implanted to enter the United Kingdom.
The very first rabies vaccination after the microchip is implanted is known as the principal vaccination and it must certanly be a twelve months vaccine. If your pet’s previous vaccination had expired before being revaccinated, another vaccination becomes the primary vaccination and it also should be a one year vaccine.
All vaccinations which are administered after the principal 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 sooner than 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 last vaccination had not expired when 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 a booster, not 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 needed for subsequent visits, provided rabies boosters are kept updated, and the other entry requirements are met.
If your pet is entering the United Kingdom from the high-rabies country, it must wait for at the least 30 days after vaccination before getting a rabies titer test (see step #3).
Transporting your dog to USA
Relocate your dog to USA by having an IPATA registered and approved USA dog shipper such as for example Airsupply shippping (passportforpets.co.uk). You know your pet depends on you to help make the best decisions about their welfare and we follow the strict operating code laid down by IPATA. These rules are made to ensure your pet is not unduly stressed by the travel and that they get to the US in good condition. However, we’ve been shipping dogs to the USA for over 40 years and we actually exceed IPATA guidelines because we wish both happy pets AND owners! Our pet shipping business continues to expand and we could 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 such as the UK is that there is no quarantine requirement provided that your pet has been around the UK for 6 months or more. However, your puppy will have to have documented evidence of being vaccinated against rabies otherwise this will lead to entry delays when you will soon be asked to sign a Confinement Agreement (this basically says that you will get your dog vaccinated and then confine them for no less than 30 days after treatment). If you should be importing a puppy that’s too young (usually under 6 months of age) to possess had the rabies vaccination then you definitely will require a Confinement Agreement, see: USA CDC Dog Confinement Agreements for more details. Whilst the CDC (US authority on pet imports) does not require your pet to have a certificate of general health MOST AIRLINES DO REQUIRE THIS before they will alow your pet to board an aircraft.
Generally, all dogs should be imported or exported through one of many
There’s no navigating around it – taking your pet travelling by air beyond your UK, whether on a brief holiday or maybe more permanently, is expensive, time-consuming and may be complicated.
There are always a host of regulations which must be followed, both country and airline specific, and they frequently change.
In general, the farther away or more exotic your destination, the more work is necessary 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 right flights (many airlines will not carry snub-nosed breeds of dogs and cats) navigate the rules and regulations, advise on the proper 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 world, we’ll ensure everything is really as stress free that you can 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.
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 absolute most experienced pet relocation company in the UK, having completed tens of thousands of professional & safe, pet moves since inception in 1966. Whether you will need assistance with all facets of your pet relocation, or simply advice and support with specific areas, we’re here to greatly help and offer these:
Expert assistance with all relevant veterinary & documentation requirements
Reliable, DEFRA licenced assortment of your pet from anywhere in the UK
Booking of the very most direct, time efficient flight for the pet
Comprehensive ‘Door-to-door’pet relocation to destinations across the planet
Method of getting IATA approved sky kennels
Delivery at destination via our worldwide network of established partner agents
Our prime location is vital to minimising the full time pets spend within their Sky Kennels, allowing us to exercise each and everybody 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 vacation, ahead of shipment abroad or in quarantine, they’ll be pampered by our experienced & caring kennel staff. All our staff have undergone our own 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 within our secure paddock
All kennels have heated passage ways or individual heaters
All pets are fed a well-balanced & nutritious diet
Our vets have been in attendance each and every day
We also give you a full pet grooming service
Exporting Pets Living in the United Kingdom
All dogs, cats and ferrets leaving the UK must 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 intend to go back to the UK.
If you’re planning to take your pet on a journey to a country with a high incidence of rabies, your veterinarian should administer a Blood Titer Test before you leave the united states if you want to come back to the EU. There isn’t to hold back 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 next 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.