General Information About Exporting Pets
Whenever you request a pet export quotation we quote for all costs to move your pet by air to the named destination airport. If you should be delivering your pet to your premises near Heathrow it must arrive a minimum of five hours prior to the flight. Collections from you (if required) will soon be by arrangement, usually on the afternoon 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 struggling to pay them in your behalf, so these charges are not 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 case of dogs, the box size provided is on the basis of the measurements directed at 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 big enough for the animal to remain true without touching the the top of box, lay down comfortably and manage to turn round within the box. There must also be described as a fixed water container inside the container with a means of filling it from the outside (funnel).
In case you need to utilise our services we would have to have written confirmation with payment when possible and at the very least 28 days beforehand. We will also require a contact Name, Address and Telephone Number in the country of destination (the airline should ring beforehand to ensure acceptance).
Perhaps you are able to take your pet as excess baggage, which would mean booking direct with passenger reservations. This may also be a cheaper option (please note 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 if the animal(s) be an especially 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 may be either acquired from us or sent to any U.K. Airport to coincide together with your sign in time or be brought to your home.
Whatever the mode of travel, pets will go to the cargo hold of the aircraft. This really is heated and pressurised to exactly the same extent since the passenger cabin. The animals are loaded into the hold approximately half an hour before departure (however the airline requires that they are delivered to them 4 hours ahead of the flight) and are unloaded at another end usually within 30 minutes of the plane landing. Once the documents are available the animals may be cleared through customs. The handling/vet fees are then payable to the Import Shed Operator at which point the animals can be collected and taken home.
Banned Breeds of Dogs
These breeds or their mixes aren’t permitted to enter or transit the UK: Brazilian Fila, Dogo Argentino, Japanese Tosa Inu or American Staffordshire Pit Bull Terrier. Also some forms of American Bulldogs have already 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 just 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 time for the UK after being positioned on the exemption list can enter.
Please observe that the ban also relates 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 definitely must seek advice from the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency before you travel.
The Pet Travel Scheme is just a UK Government scheme that allows pet cats and dogs to enter the U.K. without spending amount of time in quarantine.
In order to comply with your rules you will need to do these (In Order).
Check the rules applicable to your pet on the https://www.gov.uk/bringing-food-animals-plants-into-uk site and make your plans accordingly.
Have your animal fitted with a microchip.
Have your pet vaccinated against rabies.
For qualifying countries, after a period of 21 days following your pet’s vaccination, your pet may then happen to be the UK.
If you have any evidence that the pet is fit and healthy (like a letter from the vet stating your pet has recently been examined and what the findings were), then this could be helpful.
Between 1 and 5 days prior to the date of departure your puppy (this does not apply to cats or ferrets) must be treated against tapeworm. You’ll want this treatment completed with a vet and ensure they issue you with a certificate to the effect/stamp your pet’s passport.
Please know that you will find different rules applicable determined by where your pet has travelled from. If your pet can easily be identified (because thet have now been fitted with a pet passport microchip) then importation will undoubtedly be much easier. Always try and travel with your pet so that you are readily available to answer any questions because they arise.
You can find other considerations you will need to take into consideration before bringing your pet back to the U.K. as an example the route your pet travels should be approved by DEFRA. The airline that you employ must be an accepted carrier and the nation that you will be flying from needs to be a qualifying country.
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The above mentioned information should only be utilized as helpful information, since the regulations are constantly changing. A complete list of regulations is found utilizing the link below to the DEFRA website.