Pet Shipping Advice
All pet dogs and cats must be microchipped just before international travel, so ensuring this is performed will be the first step in preparing your pets for travel. Another 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 extremely anxious about sending their pets on a trip, and this is, obviously, totally understandable. However, 4 million domestic pets fly every year around the world and the risks of airline travel for them are a similar as a human of very same health status. The scare-mongering articles that can be on the internet listing death and injury as common occurrences for air travel typically occur once the rules for airline travel are flouted, such as animals being cramped into inappropriately sized travel kennels and not given the rigorous medical examinations which can be required just before airline journeys. The UK has strict welfare regulations governing international pet travel and animals would not be permitted to depart from any UK Airport in an unsuitable travel kennel or in ill health.
Pets should not go arrive at any destination over a week-end or Bank Holiday because at most of the airports abroad you will find no cargo handling arrangements during these days and/or Customs clearance where applicable. If they’re allowed to reach at weekends it always incurs one more fees and possible delays in collecting your pet, so it is always best to send for a weekday arrival. You can find exceptions to this so please contact our office for more information if that is something you require.
When taking your pet to a foreign country, please ensure they’re only given water that’s safe for humans to drink, we would strongly advise bottled water if you’re in any doubt whatsoever. UK born animals won’t have the natural immunity of native pets in your brand-new country, therefore it is imperative they’re well protected with broad spectrum parasite treatments, to lessen the chance of serious illnesses transmitting to your pet. It is also advisable to ensure all of their routine vaccinations are up to date because it’s prudent to provide them as much disease immunity as possible.
Pets are far 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 new life abroad together.
The Pet Travel Scheme is really a UK Government scheme that enables pet cats and dogs to enter the U.K. without spending time in quarantine.
In order to comply with your rules you will have to do these (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 a period of 21 days following your pet’s vaccination, your pet may then happen to be the UK.
When you yourself have any evidence your pet is fit and healthy (like a letter from a vet stating your pet has been examined and what the findings were), then this might be helpful.
Between 1 and 5 days ahead of the date of departure your puppy (this does not affect 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 now been fitted with a dog passport microchip) then importation will undoubtedly be much easier. Always try and travel together with your pet so that you are on hand to answer any questions because they arise.
You can find other considerations you will need to take into account before bringing your pet back in the U.K. as an example the route your pet travels should be approved by DEFRA. The airline that you use should be an approved carrier and the united states that you’re flying from needs to be always a qualifying country.
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The above mentioned information should only be utilized as a guide, whilst the regulations are constantly changing. The full listing of regulations is found by using the link below to the DEFRA website.
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 quite some time, however in various other countries there is still a danger of the condition to mammals. The biggest risk for rabies entering here could 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 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 with respect to the country the pet is travelling from.
They could then be able to get early release if they could be shown to meet up the required pet travel requirements.
Countries participating in PETS include most elements of Europe and many non-European destinations.
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 now been found to be Pit Bulls. It is illegal to enter or transit the UK with 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 which can be time for the UK after being positioned on the exemption list can enter.
Please observe that the ban also relates to dogs that spend amount of 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.
Exporting Pets Living in the United Kingdom
All dogs, cats and ferrets leaving the UK must certanly 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 would like to return to the UK.
If you should be likely to take your pet on a trip to a country with a higher incidence of rabies, your veterinarian should administer a Blood Titer Test before you leave the country if you would like to return to the EU. You do not have to attend 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 don’t 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 needed 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.
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 so long as they adhere to the regulations. Additionally it allows pet owners in the UK to take their dogs, cats and ferrets to other European countries and then return using them without importance of quarantine. All relevant documents and information can be down loaded from these pages and all latest info on the scheme can be on the official DEFRA web page.
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 next 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 procedure must 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 by way of a 3 month wait.
To prevent confusion we’ve 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 web site
As soon as your pet is consigned to Airpets in the UK beneath the Pet Travel Scheme regulations our role would be to:
Offer a pre check of documentation ahead of leaving country of origin
Monitor pets once loaded onto the aircraft with our tracking system software
Collect your pet promptly from the official animal quarantine station at Heathrow then make the 5 minute journey to our kennels and cattery at Heathrow.
From there you could:
Collect your pet anytime or any day to suit during our opening hours.
Take your dog for a walk inside our field
Arrange a dog wash & brush up
Arrange delivery anywhere in the UK
Our import staff are experienced in coping 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 just a unique service to Airpets and is really worth the additional time taken to be able to avoid delays at customs. We are conveniently located just 5 minutes from Heathrow Cargo.
Shipping Dogs To Australia By Air
We’ve been shipping dogs by air to any or all the major continents for over 40 years and therefore have a vast level of experience which we can call upon whenever we encounter the odd unexpected problem. Shipping live animals to any country requires an comprehensive (and current) understanding of the different rules that affect the import of animals for confirmed country.
If you’re emigrating or moving abroad for a time frame and wish to take your pet dog, or dogs with afterward you if you plan ahead, it is a easier than you think process with the least amount of stress for you personally and your dog(s). Planning ahead means getting all of the relevant vaccinations and any veterinary treatments out the way in which early meaning your pets will not be suffering side effects if they travel. Additionally it is advisable to obtain all documentation completed and all set with plenty of 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 selection 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 any hidden fees and we are pleased to supply any help and support you may require to truly get your pet safely to your home.
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This site provides a success of details about the import requirements of varied countries concerning the import of dogs if a 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 can call us free using the quantity at the top of this page.