The Pet Travel Scheme is really a UK Government scheme which allows pet cats and dogs to enter the U.K. without spending time in quarantine.
In order 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 site and make your plans accordingly.
Have your animal fitted with a microchip.
Have your pet vaccinated against rabies.
For qualifying countries, after an amount of 21 days following your pet’s vaccination, your pet may then go the UK.
When you yourself have any evidence your pet is fit and healthy (like a letter from a vet stating that your pet has been examined and what the findings were), then this may be helpful.
Between 1 and 5 days before the date of departure your pet (this doesn’t affect cats or ferrets) must certanly be treated against tapeworm. You’ll want this treatment completed by way of 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 been fitted with a dog 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 as they arise.
You will find other considerations you should take into consideration before bringing your pet back in the U.K. as an example the route your pet travels must certanly be approved by DEFRA. The airline that you use should be an authorized carrier and the united states that you’re flying from needs to become a qualifying country.
Dog Export Cole Park
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The aforementioned information should only be properly used as a guide, whilst the regulations are constantly changing. A complete listing of regulations is found utilizing the link below to the DEFRA website.
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’re delivering your pet to the premises near Heathrow it must arrive no less than five hours ahead of the flight. Collections from you (if required) will undoubtedly 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 in your behalf, so these charges aren’t within the quote (but we will advise you of this).
Costs are dependent on 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 fond of us. Should these measurements be incorrect we accept no responsibility for any delay or extra costs involved as a result.
Animals must be shipped in containers built to IATA specifications which are the proper size for them i.e. they must be large enough for the pet to operate without touching the top of the box, take a nap comfortably and manage to turn round within the box. There should also be considered a fixed water container within the container with a method of filling it from the outside (funnel).
In case you wish to utilise our services we would need to have written confirmation with payment when possible and at the least 28 days beforehand. We will even need a contact Name, Address and Telephone Number in the united states of destination (the airline will need to ring beforehand to confirm acceptance).
Maybe you are in a position to take your pet as excess baggage, which will mean booking direct with passenger reservations. This might be a cheaper option (please remember that some airlines cannot take livestock and that there might be restrictions such as standby status with respect 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 because the move be particularly difficult then we could provide the cargo option along with other services including collection, kenneling and Export Health Certification.
With home elevators the measurements of the animal(s) we could build transit kennels to fit. Kennels may be either picked up from us or sent to any U.K. Airport to coincide together with your sign in time or be brought to your home.
Regardless of the mode of travel, pets should go to the cargo your hands on the aircraft. That is heated and pressurised to the same extent because the passenger cabin. The animals are loaded to the hold approximately half an hour before departure (however the airline requires that they are delivered in their mind 4 hours before the flight) and are unloaded at one other end usually within half an hour of the plane landing. When the documents are available the animals can 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.
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. In addition, it allows pet owners in the UK to take their dogs, cats and ferrets to other European countries and then return using them without dependence on quarantine. All relevant documents and information could be down loaded from these pages and all latest info on the scheme could be found 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 therapy must certanly be administered with a vet not significantly less than 24 hours and less than 120 hours (1-5 days) before its scheduled arrival time in the UK. There’s 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.
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 located on the official DEFRA internet site
As soon as your pet is consigned to Airpets in the UK underneath the Pet Travel Scheme regulations our role is to:
Give you a pre check of documentation prior to leaving country of origin
Monitor pets once loaded onto the aircraft with this tracking system software
Collect your pet promptly from the state animal quarantine station at Heathrow then make the 5 minute journey to your kennels and cattery at Heathrow.
From there you could:
Collect your pet whenever you want or any day to accommodate during our opening hours.
Take your dog for a walk inside our field
Arrange your pet 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 all documentation is correct before leaving the united states of origin! The key reason for concern with Pet Travel Scheme imports is incorrect documentation on arrival. Pre checking documentation is a unique service to Airpets and is worth the additional time taken in order to avoid delays at customs. We’re conveniently located just 5 minutes from Heathrow Cargo.
Taking your pet in your flight
Pets can travel on most scheduled flights from Heathrow and Gatwick to virtually every the main world so typically, your pet should be able to travel on a single flight as yourself if that is what you would like. All 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 element of the airport, not the passenger terminal and you can’t take two places at once! If you’re held up attending to your own customs and visa formalities, your pet may be left looking forward to more than essential to be collected and released from their travel kennel.
Also, it’s worth bearing in your mind that many 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, particularly if you have all your own personal luggage to manage too.
Lastly, you will have no access to your pet from the time they’re checked in at the departure airport until you collect them at the destination airport, and for some countries such as for example Australia and New Zealand where quarantine on landing is applicable, you won’t be able 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 for a passing fancy flight as yourself, we’ll come together with you to accommodate this whenever possible.
We’re happy to meet up clients that are travelling on a single aircraft as their pets at the London airports on your day of shipment. We’d require seeing copies all of Veterinary paperwork to make sure 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 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 typical reason behind these eleventh hour problems at the airport could be 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 often if you’re sure in regards to the size as a wriggly dog is not quite 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 may not manage to travel back out in the exact same kennel because of 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 should be not sure please say so once we can then make contingency plans for if the kennel is not really a sufficient fit.
IATA Approved Flight Kennels
All dogs shipped by air must certanly be housed in an IATA approved kennel that will be ideal for how big is 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 tight significant stop-overs however for security reasons, this is simply not something which you (if you’re travelling on a single aircraft) will be allowed to do yourself.
Transporting your dog to USA
Relocate your dog to USA having an IPATA registered and approved USA dog shipper such as Airsupply shippping (passportforpets.co.uk). You realize 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 designed to make sure that your dog isn’t 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 can only achieve this through happy customers who recommend our services to others.
What’s promising about shipping your puppy to the USA from the Rabies free country or Rabies controlled Country like the UK is that there is no quarantine requirement as long as your dog has been doing the UK for 6 months or more. However, your puppy will have to have documented evidence to be vaccinated against rabies otherwise this will result in entry delays when you will undoubtedly be asked to sign a Confinement Agreement (this basically says you will get your dog vaccinated and then confine them for no less than 30 days after treatment). If you are importing a puppy that’s too young (usually under 6 months of age) to own had the rabies vaccination then you definitely 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 really have a certificate of overall health MOST AIRLINES DO REQUIRE THIS before they will alow your pet to board an aircraft.
Generally, all dogs must certanly be imported or exported through one of the
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 of rabies for several years, however in some other countries there is still a threat of the illness to mammals. The biggest risk for rabies entering here would be through an infected animal smuggled in illegally.
All rabies-susceptible animals entering the UK are normally required to invest 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 principles of the scheme, which differ with respect to the country the pet is travelling from.
They could then manage to get early release if they may be shown to generally meet the necessary pet travel requirements.
Countries participating in PETS include most parts of Europe and many non-European destinations.
The first 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 features a microchip that is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, then you have 3 choices:
You will bring your own microchip scanner.
You can 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 quantity and implant dates of both microchips must certanly be documented on the EU Health Certificate (see step #5).
A tattoo is a satisfactory form of identification so long as it was presented with just before July 3, 2011, is actually visible and your pet was vaccinated for rabies following the tattoo was applied.
All dogs, cats and ferrets should have evidence of a current rabies vaccination administered after having 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 should be a one year vaccine. If your pet’s previous vaccination had expired before being revaccinated, another vaccination becomes the principal vaccination and additionally it must be a one year 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 primary rabies vaccination must certanly be administered no sooner than 21 days before entering the United Kingdom.
There’s no waiting period after booster vaccinations so long as:
the last vaccination was administered after a microchip was implanted AND
the prior vaccination hadn’t 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 an enhancement, much less a key vaccination. You are able to speak to 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 up to date, and another entry requirements are met.
If your pet is entering the United Kingdom from the high-rabies country, it must await no less than 30 days after vaccination before receiving a rabies titer test (see step #3).
There’s no getting around it – taking your pet travelling by air beyond your UK, whether on a brief holiday or maybe more permanently, is expensive, time-consuming and may be complicated.
There are a host of regulations which need to be followed, both country and airline specific, and they quite often change.
Generally speaking, the farther away or maybe more exotic your destination, the more work is necessary 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 won’t carry snub-nosed breeds of dogs and cats) navigate the principles and regulations, advise on the right 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 as stress free as you are able to and we is likely to 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 separate, efficient and caring service.
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 would like to return to the UK.
If you are planning to take your pet on a journey to a country with a top incidence of rabies, your veterinarian should administer a Blood Titer Test when you leave the country if you intend to come back to the EU. There isn’t to attend 90 days before traveling 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.
There isn’t to hold back 3 months if your pet posseses an EU pet passport and its vaccination and blood test were done in the EU and recorded in the pet passport.
Export certificates are expected 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.
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 as a result have a vast number of experience which we are able to call upon when we encounter the odd unexpected problem. Shipping live animals to any country requires an in depth (and current) knowledge of the different rules that connect with the import of animals for a given country.
If you’re emigrating or moving abroad for a time frame and wish to take your pet dog, or dogs with you then if you plan ahead, it would have been a fairly easy process with the least number of stress for you personally and your dog(s). Planning ahead means getting most of the relevant vaccinations and any other veterinary treatments out the way in which early meaning your pets won’t be suffering negative effects once they travel. It’s also advisable to have all documentation completed and ready 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 selection of dog shipping services that can incorporate 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 could require to really get your pet safely to your home.
Dog Export Ockham
Dog Export Oakley Green
Cat Export Ottershaw
Cat Export Oatlands Park
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Pet Export Old Malden
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Pet Export Old Oak Common
Pet Export Old Windsor
Cat Export Nuptown
This site provides a success of information about the import requirements of varied countries concerning 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 very top of this page.
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 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 only be viewed for exemption from UK Dangerous Dog Laws through the courts. Pet owners cannot apply fo exemption when importing their dogs.Only dogs that are time for the UK after being positioned on the exemption list can enter.
Please observe that the ban also pertains to dogs that spend time in Great Britain during transit to other countries.
When you yourself have a wolf hybrid or Savannah cat, then you must seek advice from the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency before you travel.