Taking your pet on your flight
Pets can travel on most scheduled flights from Heathrow and Gatwick to virtually every the main world so generally, your pet should be able to travel on a single flight as yourself if that is what you should like. All the ‘low-cost’airlines don’t carry pets however, and you can find few points that should be thought about with this kind of pet shipment.
Firstly, pets arrive in to the cargo or freight part of the airport, not the passenger terminal and you cannot maintain two places simultaneously! If you’re held up attending to your personal customs and visa formalities, your pet may be left looking forward to longer than essential to be collected and released from their travel kennel.
Also, it’s worth bearing in your mind that most 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 hard to move, especially if you have all your personal luggage to deal with too.
Lastly, you’ll have no usage of your pet from the time they’re checked in at the departure airport and soon 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 be able 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 work together 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 the day of shipment. We would require seeing copies most of Veterinary paperwork to be certain they’re acceptable for travel and whilst we shall always ask you to check on and double check how big is your pet and travel kennel ahead of time, 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 frequent basis for 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 have with such issues, we will sometimes ask you often times if you are sure in regards to the size as a wriggly dog is not exactly 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 to the UK in a particular size kennel might not have the ability to travel back out in the exact same kennel due to the stringent rules applied when leaving the UK. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are between the strictest in the world for animal welfare, and therefore the message listed here is that if you’re uncertain please say so even as we may then make contingency plans for if the kennel is not just a good enough fit.
Shipping Dogs To Australia By Air
We’ve been shipping dogs by air to all the major continents for over 40 years and therefore have a vast level of experience which we are able to call upon when 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’re emigrating or moving abroad for a time frame and want to take your pet dog, or dogs with afterward you if you intend ahead, it will be a easier than you think process with the smallest amount of level of stress for you personally and your dog(s). Planning ahead means getting all of the relevant vaccinations and any veterinary treatments out the way in which early meaning that your pets won’t be suffering unwanted effects when they travel. Additionally it is a good idea to have all documentation completed and all set to go with the required 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 variety of dog shipping services that could add a “door to door” collection and delivery if you so wish. Our pricing is open and transparent without any hidden fees and we will be pleased to offer any help and support you might require to really get your pet safely to your new home.
Cat Export Jordans
Pet Export Hythe End
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This site provides a success of details about the import requirements of varied countries relating to the import of dogs if your destination isn’t 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 at the top of the page.
IATA Approved Flight Kennels
All dogs shipped by air should be housed in a IATA approved kennel which is suited to how big your dog 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 hold on significant stop-overs but for security reasons, this isn’t something which you (if you’re travelling on a single 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 need for quarantine. All relevant documents and information may be down loaded from these pages and all latest information on the scheme may be located on the official DEFRA internet 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 these 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 procedure must certanly be administered with a vet not less than 24 hours and no more 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 required 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 with a 3 month wait.
In order to avoid confusion we have prepared check lists for you really 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 could be located on the official DEFRA site
When 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 our 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 at any time or any day to accommodate during our opening hours.
Take your puppy for a walk inside our field
Arrange your 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 all documentation is correct before leaving the country of origin! The key 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 well worth the excess time taken to be able to avoid delays at customs. We’re conveniently located just 5 minutes from Heathrow Cargo.
The Pet Travel Scheme is a UK Government scheme that enables pet cats and dogs to enter the U.K. without spending amount of time in quarantine.
In order to comply with one of these rules you will need to do the next (In Order).
Check the principles applicable to your pet on the https://www.gov.uk/bringing-food-animals-plants-into-uk 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.
When you have any evidence that the pet is fit and healthy (like a letter from a vet stating that your pet has recently been examined and what the findings were), then this would be helpful.
Between 1 and 5 days ahead of the date of departure your pet (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 the 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 very quickly be identified (because thet have now been fitted with a puppy passport microchip) then importation is likely to be much easier. Always try and travel with your pet so that you are on hand to answer any questions as they arise.
You can find other considerations you will have to take into account before bringing your pet back in the U.K. for instance the route that your pet travels must be approved by DEFRA. The airline that you utilize must certanly be an authorized carrier and the united states that you’re flying from needs to become a qualifying country.
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The aforementioned information should only be utilized as a guide, since the regulations are constantly changing. The full list of regulations can be found by using the link below to the DEFRA website.
There’s no making your way around it – taking your pet travelling by air outside the 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 have to be followed, both country and airline specific, and they quite often change.
In general, the farther away or more exotic your destination, the more work is needed to meet import regulations, veterinary requirements and to navigate through the neighborhood rules.
Our job at Pets by Plane is to help you find the right flights (many airlines will not carry snub-nosed breeds of dogs and cats) navigate the guidelines and regulations, advise on the best 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 globe, we’ll ensure everything is really as stress free as you can 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 dedicated, efficient and caring service.
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 are delivering your pet to the 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.
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There may 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 will advise you of this).
Prices are determined 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 based on the measurements fond of us. Should these measurements be incorrect we accept no responsibility for almost any delay or extra costs involved as a result.
Animals should be shipped in containers built to IATA specifications which are the proper size for them i.e. they need to be large enough for the animal to operate without touching the the top of box, lay down comfortably and have the ability to turn round within the box. There must also be considered a fixed water container within the container with a means of filling it from the exterior (funnel).
In case 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 require a contact Name, Address and Telephone Number in the country of destination (the airline will have to ring beforehand to confirm acceptance).
You may well be able 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 should the animal(s) be a really large shipment (in Airline terms) or coping with the animal(s) at the same time since the move be particularly difficult then we can provide 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 could be either picked up from us or sent to any U.K. Airport to coincide along with your register time or be brought to your home.
Long lasting mode of travel, pets should go in to the cargo hold of the aircraft. That is heated and pressurised to exactly the same extent since the passenger cabin. The animals are loaded into the hold approximately half an hour before departure (however the airline requires that they are delivered for them 4 hours ahead of the flight) and are unloaded at the other end usually within around 30 minutes of the plane landing. When the documents can be found the animals can 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.
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 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 the following:
Expert assistance with all relevant veterinary & documentation requirements
Reliable, DEFRA licenced number 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
Supply of IATA approved sky kennels
Delivery at destination via our worldwide network of established partner agents
Our prime location is essential to minimising enough time pets spend in 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 staying with 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 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 come in attendance each and every day
We also offer a full pet grooming service