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 no less than five hours ahead of the flight. Collections from you (if required) will soon be by arrangement, usually on your 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’re unable to pay them in your behalf, so these charges are not within the quote (but we shall advise you of this).
Prices are influenced by the size/weight of the animal(s) to be exported, any additional 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 almost 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 should be large enough for the animal to operate without touching the top of the box, lay down comfortably and have the ability to turn round within the box. There must also be considered a fixed water container in the container with a way of filling it from the exterior (funnel).
In case you desire to utilise our services we would need to have written confirmation with payment the moment possible and at least 28 days beforehand. We will also require a contact Name, Address and Telephone Number in the united states of destination (the airline will have to ring beforehand to confirm acceptance).
You may be able 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 might be restrictions such as for example standby status with regards to 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 frame whilst the move be particularly difficult then we could offer the cargo option as well as other services including collection, kenneling and Export Health Certification.
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With informative data on the measurements of the animal(s) we are able to build transit kennels to fit. Kennels could be either picked up from us or delivered to any U.K. Airport to coincide with your sign in time or be brought to your home.
Long lasting mode of travel, pets will 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 to the hold approximately 30 minutes before departure (however the airline requires that they’re delivered for them 4 hours ahead of the flight) and are unloaded at another end usually within half an hour of the plane landing. After the documents are available the animals could be cleared through customs. The handling/vet fees are then payable to the Import Shed Operator at which point the animals can be collected and taken home.
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We have been shipping dogs by air to any or all the major continents for over 40 years and therefore have a vast quantity of experience which we could call upon whenever we encounter the odd unexpected problem. Shipping live animals to any country requires an comprehensive (and current) understanding of the different rules that connect with the import of animals for certain 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 is a fairly easy process with the smallest amount of amount of stress for you and your dog(s). Planning ahead means getting all of the relevant vaccinations and any veterinary treatments out the way early meaning your pets will not be suffering unwanted effects if they travel. Additionally it is recommended to obtain all documentation completed and all set 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 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 offer any help and support you could require to really get your pet safely to your brand-new home.
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This amazing site provides a success of information about the import requirements of numerous countries relating to the import of dogs if a destination is not listed beneath 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 towards the top with this page.
There’s no getting 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 must be followed, both country and airline specific, and they frequently change.
Generally speaking, the farther away or more exotic your destination, the more work is required 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 appropriate flights (many airlines won’t carry snub-nosed breeds of dogs and cats) navigate the principles and regulations, advise on the best 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 all over the world, we’ll ensure everything can be as stress free as you possibly can and we can make the calm well-being, comfort and safety of your 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.
Exporting Pets Living in the United Kingdom
All dogs, cats and ferrets leaving the UK must certanly 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 intend to come back to the UK.
If you are likely to take your pet on a holiday to a country with a higher incidence of rabies, your veterinarian should administer a Blood Titer Test before you leave the country if you would like to return to the EU. There isn’t to wait 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 don’t 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 your pet passport.
Export certificates are required 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.
Transporting your dog to USA
Relocate your puppy to USA by having an IPATA registered and approved USA dog shipper such as Airsupply shippping (passportforpets.co.uk). You understand your pet utilizes you to help make the best decisions about their welfare and we follow the strict operating code laid down by IPATA. These rules were created to ensure that your puppy is not unduly stressed by the travel and which 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 would like 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.
The good thing about shipping your dog to the USA from the Rabies free country or Rabies controlled Country just like the UK is that there surely is no quarantine requirement so long as your pet has been around the UK for 6 months or more. However, your pet must have documented evidence of being vaccinated against rabies otherwise this may cause entry delays since you is likely to be asked to sign a Confinement Agreement (this basically says that you will get your pet vaccinated and then confine them for no less than 30 days after treatment). If you’re importing a puppy that’s too young (usually under 6 months of age) to have 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 dog to really have a certificate of general health MOST AIRLINES DO REQUIRE THIS before they’ll alow your pet to board an aircraft.
Generally, all dogs should be imported or exported through one of the
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 as long as they comply with the regulations. Additionally it allows pet owners in the UK to take their dogs, cats and ferrets to other European countries and then return together without requirement for quarantine. All relevant documents and information may be down loaded from these pages and all latest informative data on the scheme can be on the official DEFRA website.
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 next 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) should be treated for tapeworm. The procedure must be administered by 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’s no mandatory requirement for tick treatment. No treatment is needed 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 with a 3 month wait.
To avoid confusion we’ve 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 on the official DEFRA web site
As soon as your pet is consigned to Airpets in the UK underneath the Pet Travel Scheme regulations our role would be to:
Give you a pre check of documentation ahead of leaving country of origin
Monitor pets once loaded onto the aircraft with our tracking system software
Collect your pet promptly from the state 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 whenever you want or any day to accommodate during our opening hours.
Take your puppy for a walk in our field
Arrange a dog wash & brush up
Arrange delivery anywhere in the UK
Our import staff are experienced in working with all aspects of pet imports and our speciality is ensuring that all documentation is correct before leaving the nation of origin! The main reason for concern with Pet Travel Scheme imports is incorrect documentation on arrival. Pre checking documentation is just a unique service to Airpets and is worth the excess time taken in order to avoid delays at customs. We are conveniently located just 5 minutes from Heathrow Cargo.
Banned Breeds of Dogs
The following 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 kinds of American Bulldogs have been found to be Pit Bulls. It is illegal to enter or transit the UK with any of these breeds or their mixes.
Dogs can just only be looked at 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 added to the exemption list can enter.
Please remember that the ban also relates to dogs that spend amount of time in Great Britain during transit to other countries.
When you yourself have a wolf hybrid or Savannah cat, then you definitely must seek advice from the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency before you travel.
The Pet Travel Scheme is just a UK Government scheme which allows pet cats and dogs to enter the U.K. without spending amount of time in quarantine.
To be able to comply with one of these rules you should do the following (In Order).
Check the guidelines applicable to your pet on the https://www.gov.uk/bringing-food-animals-plants-into-uk internet site and make your plans accordingly.
Have your animal fitted with a microchip.
Have your pet vaccinated against rabies.
For qualifying countries, after a period of 21 days following your pet’s vaccination, your pet may then travel to the UK.
If you have any evidence your pet is fit and healthy (like a letter from the vet stating your pet has recently been examined and what the findings were), then this would be helpful.
Between 1 and 5 days before the date of departure your dog (this doesn’t affect cats or ferrets) should be treated against tapeworm. You’ll want this treatment completed with a vet and ensure they issue you with a certificate to this effect/stamp your pet’s passport.
Please remember that there are different rules applicable determined by where your pet has travelled from. If your pet can certainly be identified (because thet have now been fitted with a pet passport microchip) then importation will soon be much easier. Always try and travel along with your pet so that you are available to answer any questions while they arise.
There are other considerations you should consider before bringing your pet back into the U.K. for example the route that the pet travels should be approved by DEFRA. The airline that you use must be an approved carrier and the country that you are flying from needs to be a qualifying country.
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The above mentioned information should only be used as helpful tips, while the regulations are constantly changing. The full listing of regulations is found using the link below to the DEFRA website.
Pet Shipping Advice
All pet dogs and cats should be microchipped prior to international travel, so ensuring this is completed will always 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 very anxious about sending their pets on a trip, and this really is, of course, totally understandable. However, 4 million domestic pets fly every year 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 more often than not occur once 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 which can be required prior to airline journeys. The UK has strict welfare regulations governing international pet travel and animals could not be permitted to depart from any UK Airport within an unsuitable travel kennel or in ill health.
Pets should not happen to be arrive at any destination over a weekend or Bank Holiday because at most airports abroad there are no cargo handling arrangements during today and/or Customs clearance where applicable. If they’re allowed to arrive at weekends it usually incurs an additional fees and possible delays in collecting your pet, therefore it is always best to send for a weekday arrival. You will find exceptions to this 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 are only given water that’s safe for humans to drink, we would strongly advise bottled water if you should be in any doubt whatsoever. UK born animals will not have the natural immunity of native pets in your country, therefore it is imperative they’re extremely well protected with broad spectrum parasite treatments, to lessen the danger of serious illnesses transmitting to your pet. It can also be advisable to ensure all of their routine vaccinations are up to date because it’s prudent to give 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 reasons why pets cannot settle well into your new life abroad together.
IATA Approved Flight Kennels
All dogs shipped by air must be housed in an IATA approved kennel that 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 hang on significant stop-overs however for security reasons, this is not a thing that you (if you’re travelling on the same aircraft) could be allowed to accomplish yourself.
The first step to prepare your dog, cat or ferret to enter the United Kingdom is to possess your pet microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit pet microchip.
If your pet currently has a microchip that’s not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, then you have 3 choices:
You will bring your personal microchip scanner.
You are able to contact the officials at the Border Inspection Post where you will enter the UK and inquire regarding whether they’ve scanners that can 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 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 should have proof of a current rabies vaccination administered after having 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 certanly be a twelve months vaccine. If your pet’s previous vaccination had expired before being revaccinated, the following vaccination becomes the principal vaccination and in addition it must certanly 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 the rabies-free (click here) or rabies-controlled country (click here), the principal rabies vaccination must be administered no earlier than 21 days before entering the United Kingdom.
There’s no waiting period after booster vaccinations provided that:
the last 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 main vaccination. You can confer with your veterinarian about this.
Once your pet has entered the United Kingdom, a 21 day waiting period is not needed for subsequent visits, provided rabies boosters are kept current, and another 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 finding a rabies titer test (see step #3).
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 free of rabies for quite some time, however in various other countries there is still a threat of the condition to mammals. The largest risk for rabies entering here could be via 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 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 rules of the scheme, which differ depending on the country the pet is travelling from.
They could then have the ability to get early release if they may be shown to meet up the mandatory pet travel requirements.
Countries participating in PETS include most areas of Europe and many non-European destinations.
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 most experienced pet relocation company in the UK, having completed thousands of professional & safe, pet moves since inception in 1966. Whether you need assistance with all areas of your pet relocation, or simply advice and support with specific areas, we’re here to greatly help and offer the following:
Expert assistance with all relevant veterinary & documentation requirements
Reliable, DEFRA licenced collection of your pet from anywhere in the UK
Booking of the most direct, time efficient flight for your pet
Comprehensive ‘Door-to-door’pet relocation to destinations across the globe
Supply of IATA approved sky kennels
Delivery at destination via our worldwide network of established partner agents
Our prime location is vital to minimising enough time pets spend within 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 to us whilst you’re away on christmas, 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 one 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 are in attendance everyday
We also offer a full pet grooming service