The Pet Travel Scheme is really a UK Government scheme that allows pet cats and dogs to enter the U.K. without spending amount of time in quarantine.
To be able to comply with one of these 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 travel to the UK.
When you yourself have any evidence that your pet is fit and healthy (like a letter from the vet stating that the pet has been examined and what the findings were), then this will be helpful.
Between 1 and 5 days prior to the date of departure your pet (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 the effect/stamp your pet’s passport.
Please remember that there are different rules applicable determined by where your pet has travelled from. If your pet can quickly be identified (because thet have now been fitted with a puppy passport microchip) then importation will be much easier. Always try and travel together with your pet so that you are readily available to answer any questions as they arise.
You can find other considerations you will have to take into consideration before bringing your pet back to the U.K. as an example the route that the pet travels must be approved by DEFRA. The airline that you utilize should be an authorized carrier and the united states that you are flying from needs to be a qualifying country.
Dog Export Virginia Water
Pet Export West Acton
Pet Export Walton-on-Thames
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Pet Export Wealdstone
Cat Export Wembley
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The above information should only be used as helpful tips, because the regulations are constantly changing. A full list of regulations can be found using the link below to the DEFRA website.
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 conform 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 with them without need for quarantine. All relevant documents and information may be down loaded from this page and all latest information on the scheme may be found 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 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) should be treated for tapeworm. The procedure must be administered by a vet not less than 24 hours and not 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 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.
In order to avoid confusion we’ve prepared check lists for you really 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 can be located on the official DEFRA website
When your pet is consigned to Airpets in the UK beneath the Pet Travel Scheme regulations our role is 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 official animal quarantine station at Heathrow then make the 5 minute journey to the kennels and cattery at Heathrow.
From there you might:
Collect your pet at any time or any day to suit during our opening hours.
Take your pet for a walk in our field
Arrange a dog wash & brush up
Arrange delivery anywhere in the UK
Our import staff are experienced in working with all areas of pet imports and our speciality is ensuring that all documentation is correct before leaving the nation of origin! The key cause 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.
Shipping Dogs To Australia By Air
We have been shipping dogs by air to any or all the major continents for over 40 years and as a result have a vast level of experience which we could call upon when we encounter the odd unexpected problem. Shipping live animals to any country requires an in depth (and current) familiarity with different rules that connect with the import of animals for confirmed country.
If you should be emigrating or moving abroad for a time period and want to take your pet dog, or dogs with you then if you intend ahead, it will be a fairly easy process with the least amount of stress for you personally and your dog(s). Planning ahead means getting all the relevant vaccinations and any other veterinary treatments out the way in which early which means that your pets will not be suffering side effects if they travel. It’s also a good idea to have all documentation completed and all set with the required 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 could add a “door to door” collection and delivery in the event that you so wish. Our pricing is open and transparent without any hidden fees and we are pleased to provide any help and support you might require to truly get your pet safely to your home.
Cat Export Berghers Hill
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This amazing site provides a success of details about the import requirements of various countries relating to 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 number towards the top of this page.
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. You should also ask your veterinarian for an EU Pet Passport if you wish to come back to the UK.
If you should be planning to take your pet on a holiday to a country with a high incidence of rabies, your veterinarian should administer a Blood Titer Test before you leave the nation if you would like to return to the EU. You don’t have to wait 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 the pet passport.
You do not have to attend 3 months if your pet posseses an EU pet passport and its vaccination and blood test were done in the EU and recorded in your pet passport.
Export certificates are required 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.
There’s no getting around it – taking your pet travelling by air away from UK, whether on a brief holiday or maybe more permanently, is expensive, time-consuming and could be complicated.
There are a host of regulations which must be followed, both country and airline specific, and they very often change.
Generally, the farther away or more exotic your destination, the more work is necessary to meet import regulations, veterinary requirements and to navigate through the local rules.
Our job at Pets by Plane is to help you find the right flights (many airlines won’t carry snub-nosed breeds of dogs and cats) navigate the principles and regulations, advise on the right travel kennel and be sure that your pet can travel comfortably, securely and as economically as possible.
With over 25 year’s experience in transporting animals around the world, we’ll ensure everything is as stress free as you can and we can make the calm well-being, comfort and safety of one’s 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.
Transporting your dog to USA
Relocate your puppy to USA by having an IPATA registered and approved USA dog shipper such as Airsupply shippping (passportforpets.co.uk). You realize your puppy depends on you to help make the best decisions about their welfare and we follow the strict operating code laid down by IPATA. These rules are designed to ensure your pet is not unduly stressed by the travel and which 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 could only achieve this through happy customers who recommend our services to others.
The good thing about shipping your pet to the USA from a Rabies free country or Rabies controlled Country such as the UK is that there surely is no quarantine requirement so long as your puppy has been in the UK for 6 months or more. However, your puppy will have to have documented evidence of being vaccinated against rabies otherwise this may lead to entry delays as you will soon be asked to sign a Confinement Agreement (this basically says that you will get your dog vaccinated and then confine them for no less than 30 days after treatment). If you’re 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 have a certificate of general health MOST AIRLINES DO REQUIRE THIS before they will alow your pet to board an aircraft.
Generally, all dogs must be imported or exported through one of many
The first faltering step to ready your dog, cat or ferret to enter the United Kingdom is to have your pet microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit pet microchip.
If your pet currently features a microchip that is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you then have 3 choices:
You brings your personal microchip scanner.
You can contact the officials at the Border Inspection Post where you will enter the UK and inquire regarding whether they’ve scanners that may read your pet’s chip.
If your pet’s current microchip can be read, your veterinarian can implant compliant chip. The quantity and implant dates of both microchips should be documented on the EU Health Certificate (see step #5).
A tattoo is a suitable type of identification as long as it was given ahead of July 3, 2011, is obviously visible and your pet was vaccinated for rabies following the tattoo was applied.
All dogs, cats and ferrets must have proof of a current rabies vaccination administered following a microchip was implanted to enter the United Kingdom.
The first rabies vaccination after the microchip is implanted is known as the principal vaccination and it must certanly be a one year vaccine. If your pet’s previous vaccination had expired before being revaccinated, the next vaccination becomes the principal vaccination and additionally, it should be a 12 months vaccine.
All vaccinations that are administered after the primary 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 must be administered no earlier than 21 days before entering the United Kingdom.
There’s no waiting period after booster vaccinations as long as:
the prior vaccination was administered following a microchip was implanted AND
the prior vaccination had not expired when 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 an enhancement, never as a key vaccination. You are able to confer with 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 updated, and the other entry requirements are met.
If your pet is entering the United Kingdom from the high-rabies country, it must wait for at the least 30 days after vaccination before getting a rabies titer test (see step #3).