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Taking your pet on your flight

Pets can travel on most scheduled flights from Heathrow and Gatwick to nearly every the main world so in most cases, your pet should be able to travel on a single flight as yourself if this is what you will like. All of the ‘low-cost’airlines don’t carry pets however, and there are few points that is highly recommended with this type of pet shipment.

Firstly, pets arrive to the cargo or freight area of the airport, not the passenger terminal and you can’t maintain two places simultaneously! If you’re organized attending to your own customs and visa formalities, your pet may be left waiting for longer than essential to be collected and released from their travel kennel.

Also, it’s worth bearing in mind that most airports need 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, particularly if you have all your own luggage to cope with too.

Lastly, you’ll not have any use of your pet from the time they’re checked in at the departure airport before you collect them at the destination airport, and for many countries such as Australia and New Zealand where quarantine on landing is applicable, you will not manage 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 the same flight as yourself, we’ll come together with you to allow for this whenever possible.

We are happy to meet up clients who are travelling for a passing fancy 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 suitable for travel and whilst we shall always ask you to test and 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 afternoon of travel with this type of shipment. The single most frequent basis for these eleventh hour 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 such issues, we shall sometimes ask you often if you should be sure concerning the size as a wriggly dog is not quite 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 that have previously travelled in to the UK in a particular size kennel may not be able to travel back out in the 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 are uncertain please say so even as we will then make contingency plans for if the kennel is not a good enough fit.

Pet Microchip

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

If your pet currently has a microchip that’s 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 concerning whether they’ve scanners that may read your pet’s chip.
If your pet’s current microchip can still be read, your veterinarian can implant compliant chip. The number and implant dates of both microchips should be documented on the EU Health Certificate (see step #5).

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A tattoo is a suitable form of identification so long as it was given just before July 3, 2011, is obviously visible and your pet was vaccinated for rabies following the tattoo was applied.

Rabies Vaccination

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

The initial rabies vaccination following the microchip is implanted is known as the primary vaccination and it must certanly be a twelve months vaccine. If your pet’s previous vaccination had expired before being revaccinated, the next vaccination becomes the primary vaccination and in addition, it should be a 12 months vaccine.

All vaccinations which can be administered after the principal 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’s no waiting period after booster vaccinations so long as:

the previous 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 should only be administered as an enhancement, never as a principal 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 needed for subsequent visits, provided rabies boosters are kept current, and one other entry requirements are met.

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

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 countless amounts of professional & safe, pet moves since inception in 1966. Whether you will need help with all aspects of your pet relocation, or just advice and support with specific areas, we’re here to 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 very direct, time efficient flight for the pet
Comprehensive ‘Door-to-door’pet relocation to destinations across the world
Way to obtain IATA approved sky kennels
Delivery at destination via our worldwide network of established partner agents

Our prime location is essential to minimising the 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 to us whilst you’re away on vacation, ahead of shipment abroad or in quarantine, they will be pampered by our experienced & caring kennel staff. All our staff have undergone our personal 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 within our secure paddock
All kennels have heated passage ways or individual heaters
All pets are fed a well-balanced & nutritious diet
Our vets have been in attendance every day
We also provide a full pet grooming service

Pet Shipping Advice

All pet dogs and cats must certanly be microchipped ahead of 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 very anxious about sending their pets on a journey, and this really is, needless to say, totally understandable. However, 4 million domestic pets fly each year throughout the world and the risks of airline travel for them are the same as a human of very same health status. The scare-mongering articles that can be located 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 that are required prior to 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 weekend or Bank Holiday because at most of the airports abroad there are no cargo handling arrangements during these days and/or Customs clearance where applicable. If they’re allowed to reach at weekends it always incurs yet another fees and possible delays in collecting your pet, therefore it is always far better send for a weekday arrival. You can find exceptions to the so please contact our office for more information if this is something you require.

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When taking your pet to a foreign country, please ensure they are only given water that’s safe for humans to drink, we’d strongly advise bottled water if you’re in virtually any doubt whatsoever. UK born animals will not have the natural immunity of native pets in your country, so it’s imperative they’re quite well protected with broad spectrum parasite treatments, to lessen the danger of serious illnesses transmitting to your pet. It can be advisable to ensure that their routine vaccinations are updated because it’s prudent to provide them as much disease immunity as possible.

Pets are 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 country, there’s no reason pets cannot settle well into your new life abroad together.

Shipping Dogs To Australia By Air

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

If you are emigrating or moving abroad for a time frame and wish to take your pet dog, or dogs with you then if you intend ahead, it would have been a easier than you think process with the least quantity of stress for you personally and your dog(s). Planning ahead means getting all of the relevant vaccinations and some other veterinary treatments out the way in which early meaning that your pets will not be suffering negative effects once 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 just a division of Airsupply Shipping located near London’s Heathrow Airport. We offer a variety of dog shipping services that will add a “door to door” collection and delivery in the event that you so wish. Our pricing is open and transparent with no hidden fees and i will be pleased to offer 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 details about the import requirements of various countries associated with the import of dogs if a destination isn’t listed under the “Destination Requirements” tab (above) then simply contact us by completing the web quotation form, or our quick enquiry form or you can call us free using the amount at the very top of this page.

General Information About Exporting Pets

When you request a pet export quotation we quote for many costs to move your pet by air to the named destination airport. If you should be 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 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 struggling to pay them in your behalf, so these charges aren’t within the quote (but we will advise you of this).

Prices 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 given to us. Should these measurements be incorrect we accept no responsibility for any delay or extra costs involved as a result.

Animals must certanly 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 top of the box, take a nap comfortably and be able to turn round within the box. There should also be considered a fixed water container in the container with a method of filling it from the exterior (funnel).

In case you desire to utilise our services we will have to have written confirmation with payment as soon as possible and at the least 28 days beforehand. We will also demand a contact Name, Address and Telephone Number in the united states of destination (the airline should ring beforehand to verify acceptance).

You may well be in a position to take your pet as excess baggage, which would mean booking direct with passenger reservations. This is sometimes a cheaper option (please remember that some airlines cannot take livestock and that there could be restrictions such as standby status with respect to 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 because 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 together with your sign in time or be delivered to your home.

Regardless of the mode of travel, pets should go to the cargo your hands on the aircraft. This is heated and pressurised to the exact same extent while the passenger cabin. The animals are loaded in to the hold approximately 30 minutes 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 around 30 minutes of the plane landing. When the documents are available the animals could 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 (PETS)

PETS was created to halt the spread of rabies and other diseases while still allowing pets to travel.

Northern Ireland has been without any rabies for quite some time, but in various other countries there’s still a danger of the disease to mammals. The greatest 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 rules of the scheme, which differ depending on the country your pet is travelling from.

They could then be able to get early release if they can be shown to meet the mandatory pet travel requirements.

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

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 puppy depends on you to make the best decisions about their welfare and we follow the strict operating code laid down by IPATA. These rules were created to ensure that your pet is not unduly stressed by the travel and that they arrive in the US in good condition. However, we have been shipping dogs to the USA for over 40 years and we actually go beyond IPATA guidelines because we want 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.
The good news about shipping your pet to the USA from a Rabies free country or Rabies controlled Country such as the UK is that there is no quarantine requirement as long as your puppy has been doing the UK for 6 months or more. However, your dog will need to have documented evidence of being vaccinated against rabies otherwise this can cause entry delays when you will be asked to sign a Confinement Agreement (this basically says you will get your pet 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 have had the rabies vaccination then you definitely will require 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 general health MOST AIRLINES DO REQUIRE THIS before they will alow your pet to board an aircraft.

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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 together without requirement for quarantine. All relevant documents and information can be down loaded from this page and all latest informative data on the scheme may be located 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 the following 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 be treated for tapeworm. The treatment should be administered by a vet not significantly less than 24 hours and no more than 120 hours (1-5 days) before its scheduled arrival time in the UK. There is no mandatory requirement for tick treatment. No treatment is required for dogs entering the UK from Finland, Ireland or Malta).

Pets entering from the non listed third country must pass a blood test 30 days after vaccination followed by a 3 month wait.

In order to avoid confusion we have prepared check lists for you really to print out and try 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 could be on the official DEFRA internet site

Whenever your pet is consigned to Airpets in the UK underneath 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 our 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 match during our opening hours.
Take your dog for a walk within our field
Arrange a dog wash & brush up
Arrange delivery anywhere in the UK

Our import staff are experienced in dealing with all areas 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 just a unique service to Airpets and is well worth the extra time taken in order to avoid delays at customs. We are conveniently located just 5 minutes from Heathrow Cargo.

Banned Breeds of Dogs

These 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 kinds of American Bulldogs have been found to be Pit Bulls. It is illegal to enter or transit the UK with these breeds or their mixes.

Dogs can only just 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 placed on the exemption list can enter.

Please remember that the ban also applies to dogs that spend amount of time in Great Britain during transit to other countries.

If you have a wolf hybrid or Savannah cat, you then must seek advice from the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency when 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. You should also ask your veterinarian for an EU Pet Passport if you intend to return to the UK.

If you’re planning to take your pet on a trip to a country with a top incidence of rabies, your veterinarian should administer a Blood Titer Test when you leave the country if you want to go back to the EU. You do not have 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 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 the pet passport.

Export certificates are needed for exporting unaccompanied dogs and cats to the next 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.

Pet export

There’s no getting around it – taking your pet travelling by air outside the UK, whether on a brief holiday or maybe more permanently, is expensive, time-consuming and may be complicated.

There are certainly a host of regulations which need to be followed, both country and airline specific, and they very often change.

Generally speaking, the farther away or more exotic your destination, the more work is required to meet import regulations, veterinary requirements and to navigate through the area rules.

Our job at Pets by Plane is to help you find the correct flights (many airlines won’t carry snub-nosed breeds of dogs and cats) navigate the guidelines and regulations, advise on the best 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 all over the world, we’ll ensure everything can be as stress free as you possibly can and we will 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 passionate, efficient and caring service.

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