Shipping Dogs To Australia By Air
We’ve been shipping dogs by air to all or any the major continents for over 40 years and therefore have a vast quantity of experience which we can call upon when we encounter the odd unexpected problem. Shipping live animals to any country requires an in depth (and current) familiarity with the various rules that apply to the import of animals for confirmed country.
If you’re emigrating or moving abroad for a period of time and desire to take your pet dog, or dogs with after this you if you plan ahead, it is a fairly easy process with minimal level of stress for you and your dog(s). Planning ahead means getting all the relevant vaccinations and any veterinary treatments out just how early which means that your pets will not be suffering unwanted effects when they travel. It’s also recommended to have all documentation completed and all set to go with plenty of 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 may incorporate a “door to door” collection and delivery if you so wish. Our pricing is open and transparent with no hidden fees and i will be pleased to offer any help and support you might require to really get your pet safely to your brand-new home.
Dog Export Slough
Cat Export Shrubs Hill
Cat Export South Acton
Cat Export South Ascot
Cat Export Sipson
This site provides a wealth of details about the import requirements of numerous countries associated with the import of dogs if a destination isn’t listed under the “Destination Requirements” tab (above) then simply contact us by completing the online quotation form, or our quick enquiry form or you can call us free using the number at the top of this page.
Banned Breeds of Dogs
These 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 kinds of American Bulldogs have now been found to be Pit Bulls. It is 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 are returning to the UK after being positioned on the exemption list can enter.
Please note 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 first faltering step to ready your dog, cat or ferret to enter the United Kingdom is to own your pet microchipped by having an ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit pet microchip.
If your pet currently includes a microchip that’s not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you then have 3 choices:
You would bring your personal microchip scanner.
You can contact the officials at the Border Inspection Post where you’ll enter the UK and inquire concerning whether they have 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 amount and implant dates of both microchips should be documented on the EU Health Certificate (see step #5).
A tattoo is a suitable form of identification provided that it was given just before July 3, 2011, is actually visible and your pet was vaccinated for rabies after the tattoo was applied.
All dogs, cats and ferrets will need to have proof of a current rabies vaccination administered after a microchip was implanted to enter the United Kingdom.
The initial rabies vaccination after the microchip is implanted is known as the primary vaccination and it must be a 12 months vaccine. If your pet’s previous vaccination had expired before being revaccinated, another vaccination becomes the principal vaccination and in addition, it should be a twelve months vaccine.
All vaccinations that 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 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 previous vaccination was administered after having 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 should only be administered as a booster, much less a key vaccination. You can confer with your veterinarian about this.
Once your pet has entered the United Kingdom, a 21 day waiting period is not necessary for subsequent visits, provided rabies boosters are kept current, and the other entry requirements are met.
If your pet is entering the United Kingdom from a high-rabies country, it must await at the least 30 days after vaccination before getting a rabies titer test (see step #3).
General Information About Exporting Pets
When you request a pet export quotation we quote for several 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 ahead of the flight. Collections from you (if required) will soon 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’re struggling 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 case of dogs, the box size provided is on the basis of the measurements directed at us. Should these measurements be incorrect we accept no responsibility for almost 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 your pet to stand up without touching the the top of box, lay down comfortably and manage to turn round within the box. There should also be a fixed water container inside the container with a means of filling it from the exterior (funnel).
Should you desire to utilise our services we would have to have written confirmation with payment the moment possible and at the very least 28 days beforehand. We may also demand a contact Name, Address and Telephone Number in the united states of destination (the airline should ring beforehand to verify acceptance).
You might be in a position to take your pet as excess baggage, which may mean booking direct with passenger reservations. This might be a cheaper option (please remember that some airlines cannot take livestock and that there may be restrictions such as standby status with regards to 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 once as the move be particularly difficult then we can provide cargo option along with other services including collection, kenneling and Export Health Certification.
With informative data on the measurements of the animal(s) we can build transit kennels to fit. Kennels may be either acquired from us or sent to any U.K. Airport to coincide together with your sign in time or be brought to your home.
Whatever the mode of travel, pets should go to the cargo your hands on the aircraft. That is heated and pressurised to the same extent whilst the passenger cabin. The animals are loaded into the hold approximately around 30 minutes before departure (however the airline requires that they are delivered to them 4 hours prior to the flight) and are unloaded at one other end usually within 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 where point the animals could be collected and taken home.
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 thousands of professional & safe, pet moves since inception in 1966. Whether you will need assistance with all aspects of your pet relocation, or simply just advice and support with specific areas, we’re here to simply help and offer these:
Expert assistance with all relevant veterinary & documentation requirements
Reliable, DEFRA licenced collection of your pet from anywhere in the UK
Booking of the very direct, time efficient flight for the pet
Comprehensive ‘Door-to-door’pet relocation to destinations across the world
Method of getting IATA approved sky kennels
Delivery at destination via our worldwide network of established partner agents
Our prime location is important to minimising enough time pets spend inside their Sky Kennels, allowing us to exercise each and everyone 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 sticking with us whilst you’re away on holiday, just before 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 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 have been in attendance everyday
We also provide a full pet grooming service
Transporting your dog to USA
Relocate your pet to USA with an IPATA registered and approved USA dog shipper such as Airsupply shippping (passportforpets.co.uk). You understand 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 which they arrive in the US in good condition. However, we have been shipping dogs to the USA for over 40 years and we actually exceed 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.
What’s promising about shipping your dog to the USA from a Rabies free country or Rabies controlled Country just like the UK is that there surely is no quarantine requirement provided that your puppy has been around the UK for 6 months or more. However, your puppy will have to have documented evidence to be vaccinated against rabies otherwise this may result in entry delays since you will undoubtedly be asked to sign a Confinement Agreement (this basically says you will get your pet vaccinated and then confine them for a minimum of 30 days after treatment). If you’re importing a puppy that is too young (usually under 6 months of age) to possess had the rabies vaccination then you 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 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 be imported or exported through among the
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 likely to take your pet on a trip to a country with a top incidence of rabies, your veterinarian should administer a Blood Titer Test when you leave the united states if you would like to come back to the EU. You don’t have to hold back 90 days before traveling if your pet posseses 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 wait 3 months if your pet has an EU pet passport and its vaccination and blood test were done in the EU and recorded in the pet passport.
Export certificates are required 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.
Pet Shipping Advice
All pet dogs and cats must be microchipped prior to international travel, so ensuring this is done will be the first faltering step in preparing your pets for travel. One 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 extremely anxious about sending their pets on a journey, and this really is, needless to say, totally understandable. However, 4 million domestic pets fly annually across the world and the risks of airline travel for them are a similar as a human of very same health status. The scare-mongering articles that may be found on the internet listing death and injury as common occurrences for air travel typically occur when the rules for airline travel are flouted, such as for example 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 allowed to depart from any UK Airport in a unsuitable travel kennel or in ill health.
Pets should not 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 today and/or Customs clearance where applicable. If they are allowed to arrive at weekends it usually incurs an additional fees and possible delays in collecting your pet, therefore it is always better to send for a weekday arrival. There are exceptions to the so please contact our office for more information if this really is something you require.
When taking your pet to a foreign country, please ensure they’re only given water that’s safe for humans to drink, we’d strongly advise bottled water if you are in virtually any doubt whatsoever. UK born animals will not have the natural immunity of native pets in your country, therefore it is imperative they are extremely well protected with broad spectrum parasite treatments, to lessen the risk of serious illnesses transmitting to your pet. It is also advisable to make sure that all their routine vaccinations are up to date because it’s prudent to offer them just as much disease immunity as possible.
Pets are 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’s no reason pets cannot settle well into your life abroad together.
Taking your pet on your flight
Pets can travel of all scheduled flights from Heathrow and Gatwick to nearly every area of the world so in most cases, your pet should manage to travel for a passing fancy flight as yourself if this really is what you will like. Most of the ‘low-cost’airlines do not carry pets however, and you can find few points that should be thought about with this sort of pet shipment.
Firstly, pets arrive into the cargo or freight area of the airport, not the passenger terminal and you cannot maintain two places at once! If you’re held up attending to your own personal customs and visa formalities, your pet may be left awaiting more than required to be collected and released from their travel kennel.
Also, it’s worth bearing in mind that many airports need you to take your pets travel kennel away with you. In the event of large or multiple pets, the travel kennel/s may prove very difficult to move, especially if you have all your personal luggage to cope with too.
Lastly, you’ll have no access to your pet from the time they’re checked in at the departure airport before you collect them at the destination airport, and for some countries such as Australia and New Zealand where quarantine on landing is applicable, you won’t manage 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 a single flight as yourself, we’ll work together with you to support this whenever possible.
We are happy to generally meet clients who’re travelling for a passing fancy aircraft as their pets at the London airports on the afternoon of shipment. We would require seeing copies most of Veterinary paperwork to be certain they’re appropriate for travel and whilst we shall always ask you to test and check how big is your pet and travel kennel in advance, we unfortunately cannot accept any responsibility for last-minute delays or problems occurred on the day of travel with this type of shipment. The single most common reason behind these eleventh hour 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 types of issues, we shall sometimes ask you often times if you are sure in regards to 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 that have previously travelled into the UK in a specific size kennel might not be able 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 earth for animal welfare, and therefore the message here is that if you’re uncertain please say so once we will then make contingency plans for if the kennel is not just a sufficient fit.
IATA Approved Flight Kennels
All dogs shipped by air should be housed in an IATA approved kennel which will be suited to how big is the dog being transported. Food and water must be within the kennel for long journeys and some airlines do exercise any dogs being shipped in the hold on significant stop-overs but for security reasons, this is not a thing that you (if you are travelling for a passing fancy aircraft) could be allowed to accomplish yourself.
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 comply with 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 may be down loaded from this site and all latest information on the scheme could be found on the official DEFRA web page.
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 certanly be treated for tapeworm. The therapy must certanly be administered with a vet not less than 24 hours and less 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 necessary 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.
In order to avoid confusion we have prepared check lists for you yourself to print out and take to your vet.
Click here for EU and listed countries check list
Click here for unlisted countries check list
All latest information can be located on the official DEFRA web site
Whenever your pet is consigned to Airpets in the UK beneath 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 the kennels and cattery at Heathrow.
From there you could:
Collect your pet whenever you want or any day to suit during our opening hours.
Take your dog for a walk in our field
Arrange your dog wash & brush up
Arrange delivery anywhere in the UK
Our import staff are experienced in coping with all facets of pet imports and our speciality is ensuring that 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 really a unique service to Airpets and is really worth the excess time taken in order to avoid delays at customs. We are conveniently located just 5 minutes from Heathrow Cargo.
There’s no getting around it – taking your pet travelling by air away from UK, whether on a quick holiday or maybe more permanently, is expensive, time-consuming and could be complicated.
There are always a host of regulations which must be followed, both country and airline specific, and they frequently change.
Generally speaking, the farther away or maybe 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 appropriate flights (many airlines will not carry snub-nosed breeds of dogs and cats) navigate the guidelines and regulations, advise on the right travel kennel and ensure 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 is likely to 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 passionate, efficient and caring service.