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 wise to ask your veterinarian for an EU Pet Passport if you would like to return to the UK.
If you’re likely to take your pet on a journey to a country with a higher incidence of rabies, your veterinarian should administer a Blood Titer Test before you leave the nation if you intend to return to the EU. You don’t have 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.
There isn’t 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 your 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.
Taking your pet in your flight
Pets can travel of all scheduled flights from Heathrow and Gatwick to nearly every the main world so in most cases, your pet should manage to travel on the same flight as yourself if this is what you should like. The majority of the ‘low-cost’airlines don’t carry pets however, and you will find few points that should be considered with this type of pet shipment.
Firstly, pets arrive to the cargo or freight section of the airport, not the passenger terminal and you can’t take two places simultaneously! If you’re held up attending to your own customs and visa formalities, your pet might be left awaiting more than essential to be collected and released from their travel kennel.
Also, it’s worth bearing in mind that most airports need you to take your pets travel kennel away with you. In case of large or multiple pets, the travel kennel/s may prove extremely tough to move, especially if you have all your personal luggage to deal with too.
Lastly, you will not have any 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 many countries such as for instance Australia and New Zealand where quarantine on landing is applicable, you won’t have the ability to see your pets before they’re taken with their quarantine accommodation.
If you’ve considered these points and still want your pet to visit on a single flight as yourself, we’ll work together with you to allow for this whenever possible.
We are happy to generally meet clients who are travelling on a single aircraft as their pets at the London airports on the day of shipment. We would require seeing copies every one of Veterinary paperwork to be certain they’re appropriate for travel and whilst we shall 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 your day of travel with this sort of shipment. The single most frequent basis for these last minute 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 have with these kind of issues, we shall sometimes ask you many times if you should be sure about the size as a wriggly dog is nearly an easy task to measure and we can usually tell if the measurements don’t sound right for the breed of dog.
Many pets which have previously travelled to 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 and so the message here’s that if you are uncertain please say so once we will then make contingency plans for if the kennel is not a good enough fit.
IATA Approved Flight Kennels
All dogs shipped by air should be housed in a IATA approved kennel that is suited to how big is canine being transported. Food and water must also be included in the kennel for long journeys and some airlines do exercise any dogs being shipped in the hang on significant stop-overs but also for security reasons, this isn’t something which you (if you’re travelling for a passing fancy aircraft) would be allowed to do 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 conform to the regulations. In addition, it allows pet owners in the UK to take their dogs, cats and ferrets to other European countries and then return together without dependence on quarantine. All relevant documents and information may be down loaded from these pages and all latest info on the scheme may 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 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 therapy must 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.
To avoid confusion we’ve prepared check lists for you 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 located on the official DEFRA website
As soon as your pet is consigned to Airpets in the UK beneath the Pet Travel Scheme regulations our role would be to:
Give you a pre check of documentation just before leaving country of origin
Monitor pets once loaded onto the aircraft with our tracking system software
Collect your pet promptly from the official animal quarantine station at Heathrow then make the 5 minute journey to your kennels and cattery at Heathrow.
From there you might:
Collect your pet whenever you want or any day to accommodate during our opening hours.
Take your pet for a walk inside our field
Arrange a dog wash & brush up
Arrange delivery anywhere in the UK
Our import staff are experienced in working with all facets 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 really worth the extra time taken to be able to avoid delays at customs. We are conveniently located just 5 minutes from Heathrow Cargo.
Transporting your dog to USA
Relocate your dog to USA having an IPATA registered and approved USA dog shipper such as for example Airsupply shippping (passportforpets.co.uk). You understand your puppy relies 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 that your dog is not 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 rise above 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 dog to the USA from the Rabies free country or Rabies controlled Country such as the UK is that there’s no quarantine requirement as long as your dog has been around the UK for 6 months or more. However, your pet will need to have documented evidence of being vaccinated against rabies otherwise this can result in entry delays because you is likely to be asked to sign a Confinement Agreement (this basically says you will get your pet vaccinated and then confine them for no less than 30 days after treatment). If you should be importing a puppy that is too young (usually under 6 months of age) to possess had the rabies vaccination then you definitely will need a Confinement Agreement, see: USA CDC Dog Confinement Agreements for more details. Whilst the CDC (US authority on pet imports) doesn’t require your pet to have a certificate of overall 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 among the
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 countless amounts of professional & safe, pet moves since inception in 1966. Whether you need assistance with all areas of your pet relocation, or simply just advice and support with specific areas, we’re here to 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 direct, time efficient flight for your pet
Comprehensive ‘Door-to-door’pet relocation to destinations across the planet
Way to obtain IATA approved sky kennels
Delivery at destination via our worldwide network of established partner agents
Our prime location is essential to minimising the time pets spend inside 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 sticking to us whilst you’re away on vacation, just before shipment abroad or in quarantine, they’ll be pampered by our experienced & caring kennel staff. All our staff have undergone our personal 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 in 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 each day
We also provide a full pet grooming service