Taking your pet in your flight
Pets can travel of all scheduled flights from Heathrow and Gatwick to virtually every part of the world so in most cases, your pet should manage to travel on a single flight as yourself if that is what you should like. All the ‘low-cost’airlines don’t carry pets however, and you can find few points that is highly recommended with this sort of pet shipment.
Firstly, pets arrive into the cargo or freight element of the airport, not the passenger terminal and you can’t be in two places at once! If you’re organized attending to your personal customs and visa formalities, your pet might be left awaiting more than required to be collected and released from their travel kennel.
Also, it’s worth bearing at heart that many 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 very difficult to move, particularly if you have all your personal luggage to cope with too.
Lastly, you’ll not have any access to your pet from the time they’re checked in at the departure airport until you collect them at the destination airport, and for some countries such as for instance Australia and New Zealand where quarantine on landing is applicable, you won’t be able 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 are happy to meet up clients who’re travelling on a single aircraft as their pets at the London airports on your day of shipment. We’d require seeing copies all of Veterinary paperwork to be sure they’re appropriate for travel and whilst we will always ask you to test and double check how big is 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 kind of shipment. The single most common basis for these last minute 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’ve with these types of issues, we shall sometimes ask you many times if you are sure concerning the size as a wriggly dog is not exactly simple to measure and we could usually tell if the measurements don’t sound right for the breed of dog.
Many pets that have previously travelled in to the UK in a specific size kennel may not be able to travel back out in exactly the same kennel because of the stringent rules applied when leaving the UK. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are between the strictest on the planet for animal welfare, and so the message listed here is that if you should be not sure please say so as we will then make contingency plans for if the kennel is not a sufficient fit.
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 comply with the regulations. It also allows pet owners in the UK to take their dogs, cats and ferrets to other European countries and then return with them without dependence on quarantine. All relevant documents and information can be down loaded from this page and all latest information on the scheme can be located on the official DEFRA website.
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:
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 therapy must be administered by way of a vet not less than 24 hours and less than 120 hours (1-5 days) before its scheduled arrival time in the UK. There’s 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 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
Click here for unlisted countries check list
All latest information may be on the official DEFRA website
As soon as your pet is consigned to Airpets in the UK beneath the Pet Travel Scheme regulations our role would be 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 suit during our opening hours.
Take your pet for a walk in our field
Arrange your dog wash & brush up
Arrange delivery anywhere in the UK
Our import staff are experienced in coping with all areas of pet imports and our speciality is ensuring 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 really worth the extra 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 have been shipping dogs by air to all the major continents for over 40 years and therefore have a vast level of experience which we can call upon once we encounter the odd unexpected problem. Shipping live animals to any country requires an thorough (and current) knowledge of different rules that affect the import of animals for confirmed country.
If you are emigrating or moving abroad for a time frame and wish to take your pet dog, or dogs with after this you if you plan ahead, it would have been a fairly easy process with minimal 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 early meaning that your pets will not be suffering unwanted effects if they travel. It is also recommended 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 range of dog shipping services that will incorporate 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 supply any help and support you may require to truly get your pet safely to your home.
Pet Export Cranbourne
Cat Export Cox Green
Dog Export Crooked Billet
Dog Export Crown Wood
Pet Export Cranford
Cat Export Cowley Peachy
This amazing site provides a success of information regarding the import requirements of numerous 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 web quotation form, or our quick enquiry form or you can call us free using the number towards the top of the page.
General Information About Exporting Pets
When you request a pet export quotation we quote for several costs to transport your pet by air to the named destination airport. If you are delivering your pet to our premises near Heathrow it must arrive a minimum of five hours before the flight. Collections from you (if required) will be by arrangement, usually on the day 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’re struggling to pay them on your behalf, so these charges aren’t contained 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 event of dogs, the box size provided is on the basis of the measurements fond of us. Should these measurements be incorrect we accept no responsibility for any delay or extra costs involved as a result.
Animals must be shipped in containers built to IATA specifications which are the correct size for them i.e. they should be large enough for your pet to operate without touching the top of the box, lie down comfortably and manage 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 surface (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 will also require a contact Name, Address and Telephone Number in the united states of destination (the airline will need to ring beforehand to verify acceptance).
Maybe you are in a position to take your pet as excess baggage, which will mean booking direct with passenger reservations. This might be a cheaper option (please remember that some airlines cannot take livestock and that there may 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 the same time as the move be particularly difficult then we could provide 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 are able to build transit kennels to fit. Kennels may be either picked up from us or brought to any U.K. Airport to coincide together with your sign in time or be sent to your home.
Regardless of the mode of travel, pets will go to the cargo your hands on the aircraft. That is heated and pressurised to the exact same extent whilst the passenger cabin. The animals are loaded into the hold approximately 30 minutes before departure (however the airline requires that they’re delivered for them 4 hours prior to the flight) and are unloaded at another end usually within 30 minutes of the plane landing. Once the documents can be found the animals may 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.