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 types of American Bulldogs have already been found to be Pit Bulls. It’s illegal to enter or transit the UK with any of these breeds or their mixes.
Dogs can 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 that are returning to the UK after being positioned on the exemption list can enter.
Please remember that the ban also pertains to dogs that spend amount of time in Great Britain during transit to other countries.
When you have a wolf hybrid or Savannah cat, then you must seek advice from the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency when you travel.
Shipping Dogs To Australia By Air
We have been shipping dogs by air to all or any the major continents for over 40 years and as a result have a vast amount of experience which we could call upon when we encounter the odd unexpected problem. Shipping live animals to any country requires an in depth (and current) understanding of the different rules that affect the import of animals for a given country.
If you are emigrating or moving abroad for a time period and desire to take your pet dog, or dogs with afterward you if you intend ahead, it will be a easier than you think process with minimal number of stress for you and your dog(s). Planning ahead means getting all of the relevant vaccinations and any other veterinary treatments out just how early meaning that your pets will not be suffering side effects if they travel. Additionally it is advisable to get 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 selection of dog shipping services that could add a “door to door” collection and delivery in the event that you so wish. Our pricing is open and transparent without any hidden fees and we are pleased to supply any help and support you could require to really get your pet safely to your home.
Dog Export Britwell
Dog Export Brick Hill
Cat Export Bridge End
Dog Export Brook Green
Pet Export Brookside
Cat Export Bray Wick
Dog Export Brentford End
Dog Export Brook Place
Cat Export Brooklands
Dog Export Braywoodside
Pet Export Brentford
This amazing site provides a success of details about the import requirements of varied countries relating to the import of dogs but if your 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 can call us free using the number at the very top with this page.
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 our premises near Heathrow it must arrive a minimum of five hours prior to the flight. Collections from you (if required) is likely to be by arrangement, usually on your day before departure.
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’re unable to pay them on your behalf, so these charges are not within the quote (but we shall 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 case 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 be shipped in containers developed to IATA specifications which are the proper size for them i.e. they must be large enough for your pet to operate without touching the the surface of the box, take a nap comfortably and be able 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).
In case you wish to utilise our services we would have to have written confirmation with payment as soon as possible and at the very least 28 days beforehand. We will also require a contact Name, Address and Telephone Number in the united states of destination (the airline should ring beforehand to verify acceptance).
Perhaps you are able to take your pet as excess baggage, which may mean booking direct with passenger reservations. This may also be a cheaper option (please observe that some airlines cannot take livestock and that there might 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 the same time frame while the move be particularly difficult then we can provide cargo option as well as other services including collection, kenneling and Export Health Certification.
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 brought to any U.K. Airport to coincide with your check in time or be brought to your home.
Whatever the mode of travel, pets will go into the cargo hold of the aircraft. This really is heated and pressurised to exactly the same extent as the passenger cabin. The animals are loaded in to the hold approximately around 30 minutes before departure (however the airline requires that they’re delivered to them 4 hours before the flight) and are unloaded at another end usually within around 30 minutes of the plane landing. After the documents can be found the animals may be cleared through customs. The handling/vet fees are then payable to the Import Shed Operator where point the animals may 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. It’s also advisable to ask your veterinarian for an EU Pet Passport if you want to go back to the UK.
If you are likely to take your pet on a journey to a country with a top incidence of rabies, your veterinarian should administer a Blood Titer Test before you leave the nation if you intend to return to the EU. There isn’t 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 don’t have to hold back 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 these 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 on your flight
Pets can travel of all scheduled flights from Heathrow and Gatwick to virtually every the main world so generally, your pet should manage to travel on the same flight as yourself if this really is what you would like. Most of the ‘low-cost’airlines do not carry pets however, and you can find few points that should be considered with this sort of pet shipment.
Firstly, pets arrive into the cargo or freight section 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 waiting for longer than essential 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 case of large or multiple pets, the travel kennel/s may prove extremely tough to move, particularly if you have all your own personal luggage to manage too.
Lastly, you’ll have no use of your pet from the time they’re checked in at the departure airport until you collect them at the destination airport, and for a few countries such as for instance Australia and New Zealand where quarantine on landing is applicable, you won’t manage to see your pets before they’re taken to 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 meet clients who’re 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 make sure they’re appropriate for travel and whilst we shall always ask you to check on and 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 sort 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’ve with these kind 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 easy to measure and we are able to usually tell if the measurements don’t sound right for the breed of dog.
Many pets which have previously travelled into the UK in a certain size kennel might not be able to travel back out in the same kennel because of the stringent rules applied when leaving the UK. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are between the strictest on the planet for animal welfare, and therefore the message here’s that if you should be uncertain please say so even as we can then make contingency plans for if the kennel is not really a good enough fit.
IATA Approved Flight Kennels
All dogs shipped by air should be housed in an IATA approved kennel that will be suited to how big canine 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 also for security reasons, this is simply not a thing that you (if you are travelling for a passing fancy aircraft) could be allowed to accomplish yourself.
The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS)
PETS is designed to halt the spread of rabies and other diseases while still allowing pets to travel.
Northern Ireland has been free from rabies for several years, however in some 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 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 depending on the country the pet is travelling from.
They could then be able to get early release if they may be shown to meet up the mandatory pet travel requirements.
Countries participating in PETS include most elements of Europe and many non-European destinations.
Pet Shipping Advice
All pet dogs and cats should be microchipped just before international travel, so ensuring this is performed will always be the first step in preparing your pets for travel. The 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 journey, and this really is, needless to say, totally understandable. However, 4 million domestic pets fly annually throughout the world and the risks of airline travel for them are a similar as an individual of the equivalent health status. The scare-mongering articles that may be found on the internet listing death and injury as common occurrences for air travel almost always occur when 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 ahead of airline journeys. The UK has strict welfare regulations governing international pet travel and animals would not be permitted to depart from any UK Airport within an unsuitable travel kennel or in ill health.
Pets shouldn’t travel to arrive at any destination over a weekend or Bank Holiday because at most airports abroad you will find no cargo handling arrangements during these days and/or Customs clearance where applicable. If they are allowed to arrive at weekends it always incurs an additional fees and possible delays in collecting your pet, so it’s always best to send for a weekday arrival. There are exceptions to the so please contact our office to learn more if this 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 virtually any doubt whatsoever. UK born animals will not have the natural immunity of native pets in your brand-new country, so it’s imperative they are extremely well protected with broad spectrum parasite treatments, to lessen the chance of serious illnesses transmitting to your pet. It can be advisable to make sure that all their routine vaccinations are current because it is prudent to provide them the maximum amount of disease immunity as possible.
Pets tend to be 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 brand-new country, there is no reasons why pets cannot settle well into your brand-new life abroad together.
The first step to ready your dog, cat or ferret to enter the United Kingdom is to have your pet microchipped having an ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit pet microchip.
If your pet currently includes a microchip that is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, then you have 3 choices:
You brings your own personal microchip scanner.
You are able to contact the officials at the Border Inspection Post where you will enter the UK and inquire concerning whether they’ve scanners that can read your pet’s chip.
If your pet’s current microchip can 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 kind of identification provided that it was handed prior to July 3, 2011, is actually visible and your pet was vaccinated for rabies following the tattoo was applied.
All dogs, cats and ferrets will need to have proof a current rabies vaccination administered after a microchip was implanted to enter the United Kingdom.
The first rabies vaccination following the microchip is implanted is called the principal vaccination and it must certanly be a one year vaccine. If your pet’s previous vaccination had expired before being revaccinated, the following vaccination becomes the principal vaccination and it also must certanly be a one year vaccine.
All vaccinations which are administered after the primary 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 prior to 21 days before entering the United Kingdom.
There is no waiting period after booster vaccinations as long as:
the last vaccination was administered after a microchip was implanted AND
the previous vaccination had not expired once the booster was given.
The United Kingdom does honor the 3 year rabies vaccination for dogs, cats and ferrets; however, it will only be administered as a booster, not as a key vaccination. You can speak to your veterinarian about this.
Once your pet has entered the United Kingdom, a 21 day waiting period isn’t necessary 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 watch for no less than 30 days after vaccination before getting a rabies titer test (see step #3).
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’ll need help with all areas of your pet relocation, or simply 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 most 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 vital to minimising the 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 sticking with us whilst you’re away on vacation, just before shipment abroad or in quarantine, they will 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 every day
We also provide a full pet grooming service
The Pet Travel Scheme is 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 these (In Order).
Check the principles applicable to your pet on the https://www.gov.uk/bringing-food-animals-plants-into-uk website 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 happen to be the UK.
If you have any evidence your pet is fit and healthy (like a letter from the vet stating that the pet has been recently examined and what the findings were), then this will be helpful.
Between 1 and 5 days before the date of departure your puppy (this does not apply to cats or ferrets) must certanly 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 know 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 been fitted with a puppy passport microchip) then importation will soon be much easier. Always try and travel together with your pet so that you are readily available to answer any questions because they arise.
You can find other considerations you should take into account before bringing your pet back in the U.K. as an example the route that the pet travels must be approved by DEFRA. The airline that you utilize must certanly be an authorized carrier and the nation that you’re flying from needs to be always a qualifying country.
Dog Export Brook Place
Dog Export Braywoodside
Cat Export Brooklands
Dog Export Brentford End
Pet Export Brookside
Dog Export Brook Green
Cat Export Bray Wick
Cat Export Bridge End
Dog Export Brick Hill
Pet Export Brentford
Dog Export Britwell
The above mentioned information should only be used as helpful information, whilst the regulations are constantly changing. A complete set of regulations can be found using the link below to the DEFRA website.
There’s no making your way 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 can be complicated.
There are a host of regulations which need to be followed, both country and airline specific, and they frequently change.
In general, the farther away or even more exotic your destination, the more work is needed 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 correct 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 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 world, we’ll ensure everything is really as stress free as you can and we could 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 separate, efficient and caring service.
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 with them without requirement for quarantine. All relevant documents and information can be down loaded from this page and all latest info 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 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) should be treated for tapeworm. The treatment must certanly be administered by way of 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 needed 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.
To avoid confusion we have prepared check lists for you to print out and try 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 site
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 ahead of leaving country of origin
Monitor pets once loaded onto the aircraft with your tracking system software
Collect your pet promptly from the state animal quarantine station at Heathrow then make the 5 minute journey to the 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 dog for a walk in our field
Arrange a dog wash & brush up
Arrange delivery anywhere in the UK
Our import staff are experienced in dealing with all aspects of pet imports and our speciality is making sure that 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 really a unique service to Airpets and is worth the additional time taken to be able to avoid delays at customs. We’re conveniently located just 5 minutes from Heathrow Cargo.
Transporting your dog to USA
Relocate your puppy to USA having an IPATA registered and approved USA dog shipper such as for example Airsupply shippping (passportforpets.co.uk). You understand your dog 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 designed to ensure that your dog is not unduly stressed by the travel and which 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 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.
The good news about shipping your pet to the USA from a Rabies free country or Rabies controlled Country just like the UK is that there’s no quarantine requirement provided that your puppy has been in the UK for 6 months or more. However, your pet will need to have documented evidence of being vaccinated against rabies otherwise this may lead to entry delays as you will soon be asked to sign a Confinement Agreement (this basically says you will get your dog vaccinated and then confine them for a minimum of 30 days after treatment). If you’re importing a puppy that’s too young (usually under 6 months of age) to own had the rabies vaccination then you will need a Confinement Agreement, see: USA CDC Dog Confinement Agreements for more details. Whilst the CDC (US authority on pet imports) does not require your pet 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 one of many