The first faltering step to ready your dog, cat or ferret to enter the United Kingdom is to have your pet microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit pet microchip.
If your pet currently includes a microchip that’s not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, then you definitely have 3 choices:
You can bring your own microchip scanner.
You are able to contact the officials at the Border Inspection Post where you will enter the UK and inquire as to whether they have scanners that could read your pet’s chip.
If your pet’s current microchip can nevertheless be read, your veterinarian can implant compliant chip. The quantity and implant dates of both microchips should be documented on the EU Health Certificate (see step #5).
A tattoo is a satisfactory kind of identification as long as it was presented with 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 will need to have proof of a current rabies vaccination administered following a microchip was implanted to enter the United Kingdom.
The first rabies vaccination following the microchip is implanted is known as the primary vaccination and it must be a 12 months vaccine. If your pet’s previous vaccination had expired before being revaccinated, another vaccination becomes the principal vaccination and additionally it should be a twelve months vaccine.
All vaccinations that are administered after the primary vaccination are called booster vaccinations.
If your pet is entering the United Kingdom from a rabies-free (click here) or rabies-controlled country (click here), the primary rabies vaccination should be administered no prior to 21 days before entering the United Kingdom.
There is no waiting period after booster vaccinations so long as:
the last vaccination was administered following a microchip was implanted AND
the previous vaccination hadn’t 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 an enhancement, much less a key vaccination. You can confer with your veterinarian about this.
Once your pet has entered the United Kingdom, a 21 day waiting period isn’t required 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).
Shipping Dogs To Australia By Air
We have been shipping dogs by air to any or all the major continents for over 40 years and as such have a vast level of experience which we are able to call upon whenever we encounter the odd unexpected problem. Shipping live animals to any country requires an thorough (and current) familiarity with the different rules that connect with the import of animals for confirmed country.
If you should be emigrating or moving abroad for a time frame and want to take your pet dog, or dogs with afterward you if you plan ahead, it is a easier than you think process with minimal number of stress for you and your dog(s). Planning ahead means getting all the relevant vaccinations and some other veterinary treatments out just how early meaning your pets won’t be suffering negative effects if they travel. It’s also a good idea to obtain all documentation completed and ready to go with sufficient time to spare before your departure date.
Passportforpets.co.uk is a division of Airsupply Shipping located near London’s Heathrow Airport. We offer a variety of dog shipping services that may 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 provide any help and support you could require to get your pet safely to your home.
Dog Export Weybridge
Pet Export Wick Hill
Cat Export Whitfield Court
Pet Export Whitton
Cat Export Willowbank
Pet Export Whiteley Village
Pet Export Wilton Park
Dog Export Widmoor
Pet Export Wildridings
Pet Export White Waltham
This amazing site provides a success of information about the import requirements of various countries associated with the import of dogs but if your destination isn’t listed underneath 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 must certanly be housed in an IATA approved kennel which can be ideal for 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 tight significant stop-overs but also for security reasons, this is not a thing that you (if you’re travelling on a single aircraft) will be allowed to do yourself.
Exporting Pets Living in the United Kingdom
All dogs, cats and ferrets leaving the UK should 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 come back to the UK.
If you’re 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 united states if you want to go back to the EU. You don’t have to wait 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.
You do not 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 your pet passport.
Export certificates are expected 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.
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 from rabies for many years, but in various other countries there is still a danger of the illness to mammals. The biggest 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 most 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 guidelines of the scheme, which differ depending on the country your pet is travelling from.
They may then be able to get early release if they could be shown to meet up the necessary pet travel requirements.
Countries participating in PETS include most parts of Europe and many non-European destinations.
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 using them without requirement for quarantine. All relevant documents and information can be down loaded from these pages and all latest informative data on the scheme can be on the official DEFRA web 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 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 certanly be treated for tapeworm. The procedure must be administered with a vet not less than 24 hours and not 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 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 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 may be located on the official DEFRA web site
Whenever your pet is consigned to Airpets in the UK beneath the Pet Travel Scheme regulations our role is always to:
Give you a pre check of documentation prior to leaving country of origin
Monitor pets once loaded onto the aircraft with your 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 could:
Collect your pet whenever you want or any day to accommodate during our opening hours.
Take your pet for a walk within 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 making sure that all documentation is correct before leaving the country of origin! The main reason for concern with Pet Travel Scheme imports is incorrect documentation on arrival. Pre checking documentation is a unique service to Airpets and is really worth the excess time taken to be able to avoid delays at customs. We are conveniently located just 5 minutes from Heathrow Cargo.
Taking your pet on your flight
Pets can travel on most scheduled flights from Heathrow and Gatwick to virtually every part of the world so typically, your pet should manage to travel on a single flight as yourself if that is what you will like. A lot of the ‘low-cost’airlines do not carry pets however, and you can find few points that should be considered with this kind of pet shipment.
Firstly, pets arrive into the cargo or freight portion of the airport, not the passenger terminal and you can’t maintain two places simultaneously! If you’re held up attending to your own personal 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 at heart that a lot of airports require you to take your pets travel kennel away with you. In the case of large or multiple pets, the travel kennel/s may prove very hard to transport, especially if you have all your own luggage to manage too.
Lastly, you will have no access to 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 for example 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 travel on a single flight as yourself, we’ll come together with you to support this whenever possible.
We’re happy to meet clients that are travelling for a passing fancy aircraft as their pets at the London airports on the afternoon of shipment. We would require seeing copies every one 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 your pet and travel kennel in advance, we unfortunately cannot accept any responsibility for last-minute delays or problems occurred on the day of travel with this sort of shipment. The single most frequent reason behind these last second 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 types of issues, we will sometimes ask you many times if you’re sure concerning the size as a wriggly dog is not quite simple to measure and we could 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 particular size kennel might not be able to travel back out in exactly the same kennel as a result of stringent rules applied when leaving the UK. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are amongst the strictest in the world for animal welfare, and so the message listed here is that if you should be not sure please say so even as we will then make contingency plans for if the kennel is not really a good enough fit.
General Information About Exporting Pets
Whenever you request a pet export quotation we quote for several costs to move your pet by air to the named destination airport. If you are delivering your pet to our 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 afternoon 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 are unable to pay them in your behalf, so these charges are not included in the quote (but we will advise you of this).
Costs are influenced by 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 based on the measurements fond of us. Should these measurements be incorrect we accept no responsibility for just about any delay or extra costs involved as a result.
Animals should be shipped in containers created to IATA specifications which are the correct size for them i.e. they have to be large enough for your pet to stand up without touching the the surface of the box, lay down comfortably and have the ability to turn round within the box. There must be described as a fixed water container within the container with a way of filling it from the outside (funnel).
In case you wish to utilise our services we will have to have written confirmation with payment the moment possible and at the least 28 days beforehand. We may also demand a contact Name, Address and Telephone Number in the united kingdom of destination (the airline should ring beforehand to ensure acceptance).
You might 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 might be restrictions such as for example standby status with respect 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 are able to offer the cargo option as well as other services including collection, kenneling and Export Health Certification.
With informative data on the measurements of the animal(s) we can build transit kennels to fit. Kennels could be either acquired from us or brought to any U.K. Airport to coincide with your check in time or be delivered to your home.
Long lasting mode of travel, pets should go into the cargo hold of the aircraft. This is heated and pressurised to the same extent while the passenger cabin. The animals are loaded into the hold approximately 30 minutes before departure (however the airline requires they are delivered in their mind 4 hours before the flight) and are unloaded at the other end usually within half an hour of the plane landing. Once the documents are available 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.
The Pet Travel Scheme is really a UK Government scheme that allows pet cats and dogs to enter the U.K. without spending time in quarantine.
To be able to comply with these rules you should do the following (In Order).
Check the rules applicable to your pet on the https://www.gov.uk/bringing-food-animals-plants-into-uk web page 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.
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 would be helpful.
Between 1 and 5 days prior to the date of departure your dog (this doesn’t connect with cats or ferrets) must 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 you can find different rules applicable determined by where your pet has travelled from. If your pet can quickly be identified (because thet have now been fitted with a dog passport microchip) then importation is going to be much easier. Always try and travel along with your pet so you are readily available to answer any questions as they arise.
There are other considerations you will have to take into consideration before bringing your pet back in the U.K. for example the route that the pet travels should be approved by DEFRA. The airline that you use should be an accepted carrier and the united states that you will be flying from needs to be always a qualifying country.
Cat Export Harefield
Dog Export Hanwell
Dog Export Harefield Grove
Pet Export Hampton
Dog Export Hammersmith
Cat Export Harlesden
Cat Export Ham
Dog Export Harlington
Pet Export Hanworth
Dog Export Hampton Wick
Dog Export Hamm Moor
Pet Export Hampton Hill
The above mentioned information should only be utilized as a guide, since the regulations are constantly changing. A complete listing of regulations are available by using the link below to the DEFRA website.
There’s no getting around it – taking your pet travelling by air away from UK, whether on a short holiday or more permanently, is expensive, time-consuming and can be complicated.
There are a host of regulations which must be followed, both country and airline specific, and they frequently change.
Generally, the farther away or more exotic your destination, the more work is necessary to meet import regulations, veterinary requirements and to navigate through the area 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 guidelines and regulations, advise on the proper 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 around the globe, we’ll ensure everything can be as stress free as you possibly 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.