Banned Breeds of Dogs
The following breeds or their mixes are not permitted to enter or transit the UK: Brazilian Fila, Dogo Argentino, Japanese Tosa Inu or American Staffordshire Pit Bull Terrier. Also some forms of American Bulldogs have already been found to be Pit Bulls. It’s illegal to enter or transit the UK with these breeds or their mixes.
Dogs can only be considered 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 placed on the exemption list can enter.
Please observe that the ban also relates to dogs that spend time in Great Britain during transit to other countries.
When you yourself have a wolf hybrid or Savannah cat, you then must seek advice from the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency when you travel.
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 free from rabies for many years, but in various other countries there is still a threat of the disease to mammals. The largest 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 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 guidelines of the scheme, which differ with regards to the country the pet is travelling from.
They might then have the ability to get early release if they may be shown to meet the necessary pet travel requirements.
Countries participating in PETS include most areas of Europe and many non-European destinations.
IATA Approved Flight Kennels
All dogs shipped by air should be housed in a IATA approved kennel which will be suitable for how big is the 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 significant stop-overs but also for security reasons, this isn’t something that you (if you’re travelling on a single aircraft) could be allowed to do yourself.
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 should be delivering your pet to the premises near Heathrow it must arrive a minimum of five hours before the flight. Collections from you (if required) is likely to be by arrangement, usually on the day before departure.
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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 included in the quote (but we shall advise you of this).
Costs 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 given to us. Should these measurements be incorrect we accept no responsibility for 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 should be large enough for the pet to operate without touching the the surface of the box, lay down comfortably and manage to turn round within the box. There should also be described as a fixed water container in the container with a way of filling it from the surface (funnel).
Should you need to utilise our services we would need to have written confirmation with payment when possible and at the least 28 days beforehand. We will even require a contact Name, Address and Telephone Number in the united kingdom of destination (the airline should ring beforehand to verify acceptance).
Perhaps you are able to take your pet as excess baggage, which would mean booking direct with passenger reservations. This might be a cheaper option (please remember that some airlines cannot take livestock and that there might be restrictions such as for instance standby status with respect to the airline and the route). However if the animal(s) be a really large shipment (in Airline terms) or coping with the animal(s) at once as the move be particularly difficult then we can offer 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 are able to build transit kennels to fit. Kennels may be either picked up from us or brought to any U.K. Airport to coincide along with your register time or be delivered to your home.
Whatever the mode of travel, pets will go to the cargo your hands on the aircraft. This is heated and pressurised to the same extent since the passenger cabin. The animals are loaded to the hold approximately around 30 minutes before departure (however the airline requires that they are delivered for them 4 hours prior to the flight) and are unloaded at another end usually within half an hour of the plane landing. After the documents are available the animals may 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.
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. You should also ask your veterinarian for an EU Pet Passport if you want to go back to the UK.
If you should be likely to take your pet on a trip 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. You do not have to attend 90 days before traveling if your pet comes with an EU pet passport and its vaccination and blood test were done in the EU and recorded in your pet passport.
You do not have to hold back 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 your pet passport.
Export certificates are needed for exporting unaccompanied dogs and cats to the following 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.
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 dog 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 make sure that your puppy isn’t unduly stressed by the travel and they get to the US in good condition. However, we have been shipping dogs to the USA for over 40 years and we actually go beyond IPATA guidelines because we would like both happy pets AND owners! Our pet shipping business continues to expand and we can only achieve this through happy customers who recommend our services to others.
The good thing about shipping your puppy to the USA from the Rabies free country or Rabies controlled Country such as the UK is that there surely is no quarantine requirement as long as your dog has been in the UK for 6 months or more. However, your dog will have to have documented evidence to be vaccinated against rabies otherwise this may result in entry delays when you will be asked to sign a Confinement Agreement (this basically says that you will get your dog vaccinated and then confine them for at the least 30 days after treatment). If you are importing a puppy that’s too young (usually under 6 months of age) to possess had the rabies vaccination then you 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 puppy to really have a certificate of overall health MOST AIRLINES DO REQUIRE THIS before they’ll alow your pet to board an aircraft.
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Taking your pet in your flight
Pets can travel of all scheduled flights from Heathrow and Gatwick to virtually every the main world so in most cases, your pet should manage to travel for a passing fancy flight as yourself if that is what you would like. The majority of the ‘low-cost’airlines don’t carry pets however, and you will find few points that should be thought about with this sort of pet shipment.
Firstly, pets arrive in to the cargo or freight element of the airport, not the passenger terminal and you cannot take two places at once! 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 at heart that most airports require you to take your pets travel kennel away with you. In the event of large or multiple pets, the travel kennel/s may prove extremely tough to move, particularly if you have all your personal luggage to cope with too.
Lastly, you will have no use of 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 Australia and New Zealand where quarantine on landing is applicable, you will not have the ability to see your pets before they’re taken to their quarantine accommodation.
If you’ve considered these points and still want your pet to travel for a passing fancy flight as yourself, we’ll come together with you to accommodate this whenever possible.
We are happy to generally meet clients that are travelling on a single aircraft as their pets at the London airports on the afternoon of shipment. We would require seeing copies all of Veterinary paperwork to be sure they’re acceptable for travel and whilst we will always ask you to check on and double check how big your pet and travel kennel beforehand, we unfortunately cannot accept any responsibility for last-minute delays or problems occurred on the afternoon of travel with this type of shipment. The single most common reason behind 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 will sometimes ask you many times if you should be sure in regards to the size as a wriggly dog is nearly simple to measure and we can usually tell if the measurements don’t sound right for the breed of dog.
Many pets that have previously travelled into the UK in a particular size kennel might not have the ability to travel back out in the same kennel as a result of stringent rules applied when leaving the UK. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are between the strictest on earth for animal welfare, and therefore the message here is that if you’re not sure please say so even as we can then make contingency plans for if the kennel is not a sufficient fit.