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Shipping Dogs To Australia By Air

We have been shipping dogs by air to all the major continents for over 40 years and therefore have a vast amount of experience which we can call upon when we encounter the odd unexpected problem. Shipping live animals to any country requires an in depth (and current) familiarity with the different rules that apply to the import of animals for a given country.

If you should be emigrating or moving abroad for a time period and desire to take your pet dog, or dogs with you then if you intend ahead, it is a fairly easy process with the smallest amount of number of stress for you and your dog(s). Planning ahead means getting most of the relevant vaccinations and some other veterinary treatments out the way early which means that your pets won’t be suffering side effects once they travel. It is also a good idea to get all documentation completed and all set with sufficient time to spare before your departure date.

Passportforpets.co.uk is really a division of Airsupply Shipping located near London’s Heathrow Airport. We offer a range of dog shipping services that can add a “door to door” collection and delivery if you so wish. Our pricing is open and transparent without hidden fees and we are pleased to provide any help and support you could require to get your pet safely to your home.
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This amazing site provides a success of information regarding the import requirements of varied countries associated with the import of dogs but if your destination is not listed beneath the “Destination Requirements” tab (above) then simply contact us by completing the internet quotation form, or our quick enquiry form or you can call us free using the quantity at the very top of the page.

Pet Microchip

The first step to prepare your dog, cat or ferret to enter the United Kingdom is to own your pet microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit pet microchip.

If your pet currently includes a microchip that is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you then have 3 choices:

You may 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 regarding whether they’ve scanners that will read your pet’s chip.
If your pet’s current microchip can still be read, your veterinarian can implant compliant chip. The amount and implant dates of both microchips must certanly be documented on the EU Health Certificate (see step #5).

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A tattoo is a satisfactory type of identification so long as it was presented with prior to July 3, 2011, is actually visible and your pet was vaccinated for rabies following the tattoo was applied.

Rabies Vaccination

All dogs, cats and ferrets must have evidence of a current rabies vaccination administered after a microchip was implanted to enter the United Kingdom.

The first rabies vaccination after the microchip is implanted is named the primary 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 additionally it must be a 12 months 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 principal rabies vaccination should be administered no earlier than 21 days before entering the United Kingdom.

There is no waiting period after booster vaccinations as long as:

the last vaccination was administered after having a microchip was implanted AND
the last 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, never as a principal vaccination. You are able to get hold of your veterinarian about this.

Once your pet has entered the United Kingdom, a 21 day waiting period isn’t needed for subsequent visits, provided rabies boosters are kept updated, and another entry requirements are met.

If your pet is entering the United Kingdom from a high-rabies country, it must wait for no less than 30 days after vaccination before getting a rabies titer test (see step #3).

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 with them without need for quarantine. All relevant documents and information could be down loaded from this page and all latest info on the scheme could be found on the official DEFRA 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:

Be microchipped
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 treatment must certanly be administered by way of a vet not significantly 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 way of a 3 month wait.

To prevent confusion we have prepared check lists for you yourself to print out and take to your vet.

Click here for EU and listed countries check list

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Click here for unlisted countries check list

All latest information can be found on the official DEFRA web site

When your pet is consigned to Airpets in the UK under the Pet Travel Scheme regulations our role is always to:

Give you a pre check of documentation just before 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 might:

Collect your pet anytime or any day to match 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 facets of pet imports and our speciality is ensuring that 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 are conveniently located just 5 minutes from Heathrow Cargo.

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 without any rabies for many years, however in several other countries there is still a danger of the disease to mammals. The greatest risk for rabies entering here will be via 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 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 rules of the scheme, which differ with regards to the country the pet is travelling from.

They could then manage to get early release if they may be shown to meet the required pet travel requirements.

Countries participating in PETS include most areas of Europe and many non-European destinations.

Taking your pet on your flight

Pets can travel on most scheduled flights from Heathrow and Gatwick to almost every area of the world so in most cases, your pet should be able to travel for a passing fancy flight as yourself if this is what you would like. Most of the ‘low-cost’airlines do not carry pets however, and there are few points that should be thought about with this type of pet shipment.

Firstly, pets arrive in to the cargo or freight part of the airport, not the passenger terminal and you cannot take two places simultaneously! If you’re held up attending to your own personal customs and visa formalities, your pet might be left waiting for longer than essential to be collected and released from their travel kennel.

Also, it’s worth bearing in your mind that a lot of 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 extremely tough to transport, especially if you have all your personal luggage to manage too.

Lastly, you will have no use of your pet from enough time they’re checked in at the departure airport before 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 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 interact with you to accommodate this whenever possible.

We’re 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 suitable 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 common basis for 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 such issues, we will sometimes ask you often if you’re sure in regards to the size as a wriggly dog is not exactly easy to measure and we are able to usually tell if the measurements don’t sound right for the breed of dog.

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Many pets which have previously travelled to the UK in a certain size kennel might not have the ability to travel back out in exactly the same kennel because of the stringent rules applied when leaving the UK. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are amongst the strictest on the planet for animal welfare, and so the message listed here is that if you should be uncertain please say so once we may then make contingency plans for if the kennel is not just a adequate fit.

General Information About Exporting Pets

Whenever you request a pet export quotation we quote for many costs to transport your pet by air to the named destination airport. If you should be delivering your pet to our premises near Heathrow it must arrive at least five hours before the flight. Collections from you (if required) will soon be by arrangement, usually on the day before departure.
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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 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 extra 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 just about any delay or extra costs involved as a result.

Animals must certanly be shipped in containers built to IATA specifications which are the proper size for them i.e. they have to be big enough for your pet to remain true without touching the top of the box, lay down comfortably and manage to turn round within the box. There must also be a fixed water container in the container with a means of filling it from the outside (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 least 28 days beforehand. We may also demand a contact Name, Address and Telephone Number in the country of destination (the airline will have to ring beforehand to ensure acceptance).

You may well be able to take your pet as excess baggage, which will mean booking direct with passenger reservations. This may also be a cheaper option (please remember that some airlines cannot take livestock and that there might be restrictions such as for example standby status depending on the airline and the route). However should the animal(s) be an especially large shipment (in Airline terms) or coping with the animal(s) at once while the move be particularly difficult then we could provide the cargo option along with other services including collection, kenneling and Export Health Certification.
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With info on the measurements of the animal(s) we could build transit kennels to fit. Kennels can be either picked up from us or brought to any U.K. Airport to coincide along with your sign in time or be delivered to your home.

Whatever the mode of travel, pets will go to the cargo hold of the aircraft. That is heated and pressurised to exactly the same extent while the passenger cabin. The animals are loaded to the hold approximately around 30 minutes before departure (however the airline requires that they are delivered in their mind 4 hours ahead of the flight) and are unloaded at one other end usually within around 30 minutes of the plane landing. When 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 could be collected and taken home.

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 wise to ask your veterinarian for an EU Pet Passport if you wish to return 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 country if you wish to return to the EU. You do not have to wait 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.

You do not have to attend 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.

IATA Approved Flight Kennels

All dogs shipped by air should be housed within an IATA approved kennel which is suitable for how big is your dog being transported. Food and water must be within 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 something which you (if you are travelling for a passing fancy aircraft) will be allowed to do yourself.

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 thousands of professional & safe, pet moves since inception in 1966. Whether you need help with all facets of your pet relocation, or simply advice and support with specific areas, we’re here to simply help and offer these:

Expert assistance with all relevant veterinary & documentation requirements
Reliable, DEFRA licenced collection 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 world
Supply of IATA approved sky kennels
Delivery at destination via our worldwide network of established partner agents

Our prime location is vital to minimising enough time pets spend inside 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 holiday, 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 in 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 everyday
We also offer a full pet grooming service

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