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.
To be able to comply with your rules you should do these (In Order).
Check the rules applicable to your pet on the https://www.gov.uk/bringing-food-animals-plants-into-uk internet site and make your plans accordingly.
Have your animal fitted with a microchip.
Have your pet vaccinated against rabies.
For qualifying countries, after an amount of 21 days following your pet’s vaccination, your pet may then happen to be the UK.
When you yourself have any evidence that your pet is fit and healthy (like a letter from a vet stating that your pet has been recently examined and what the findings were), then this could be helpful.
Between 1 and 5 days before the date of departure your puppy (this does not connect with cats or ferrets) must certanly be treated against tapeworm. You must have this treatment completed by a vet and ensure they issue you with a certificate to the effect/stamp your pet’s passport.
Please remember that you can find different rules applicable determined by where your pet has travelled from. If your pet can simply be identified (because thet have been fitted with a puppy passport microchip) then importation will soon be much easier. Always try and travel together with your pet so that you are on hand to answer any questions while they arise.
You will find other considerations you will have to consider before bringing your pet back to the U.K. as an example the route that the pet travels should be approved by DEFRA. The airline that you utilize must be an approved carrier and the nation that you are flying from needs to be always a qualifying country.
Cat Export Cippenham
Pet Export Claremont Park
Cat Export Chiswick
Pet Export Claygate
Dog Export Chobham
Dog Export Church End
The above mentioned information should only be properly used as a guide, because the regulations are constantly changing. A complete list of regulations are available by using the link below to the DEFRA website.
General Information About Exporting Pets
Once you request a pet export quotation we quote for all costs to move your pet by air to the named destination airport. If you’re delivering your pet to the premises near Heathrow it must arrive at least five hours ahead of the flight. Collections from you (if required) will soon be by arrangement, usually on the day 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 unable to pay them on your behalf, so these charges aren’t within the quote (but we shall advise you of this).
Prices 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 case 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 just about any delay or extra costs involved as a result.
Animals must certanly be shipped in containers developed to IATA specifications which are the right size for them i.e. they have to be large enough for your pet to remain true without touching the the surface of the box, lie down comfortably and manage to turn round within the box. There must be considered a fixed water container within the container with a way of filling it from the surface (funnel).
Should you need to utilise our services we will have to have written confirmation with payment the moment possible and at the very least 28 days beforehand. We may also demand a contact Name, Address and Telephone Number in the united kingdom of destination (the airline will need to ring beforehand to verify acceptance).
You may well be able to take your pet as excess baggage, which may mean booking direct with passenger reservations. This may also be a cheaper option (please remember that some airlines cannot take livestock and that there could be restrictions such as for example standby status with regards to the airline and the route). However if the animal(s) be a particularly large shipment (in Airline terms) or coping with the animal(s) at the same time since the move be particularly difficult then we are able to provide the cargo option as well as other services including collection, kenneling and Export Health Certification.
With info on 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 along with your check in time or be delivered to your home.
Regardless of the mode of travel, pets will go in to the cargo hold of the aircraft. That is heated and pressurised to the same extent as the passenger cabin. The animals are loaded in to the hold approximately 30 minutes before departure (however the airline requires that they are delivered for them 4 hours ahead of the flight) and are unloaded at the other end usually within 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 where point the animals can be collected and taken home.
The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS)
PETS is made to halt the spread of rabies and other diseases while still allowing pets to travel.
Northern Ireland has been free of rabies for quite some time, however in various other countries there is still a danger of the illness to mammals. The greatest risk for rabies entering here would be through an infected animal smuggled in illegally.
All rabies-susceptible animals entering the UK are normally required to spend 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 principles of the scheme, which differ depending on the country your pet is travelling from.
They may then have the ability to get early release if they may be shown to generally meet the mandatory pet travel requirements.
Countries participating in PETS include most areas of Europe and many non-European destinations.
Pet Shipping Advice
All pet dogs and cats must be microchipped ahead of international travel, so ensuring this is done will always 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 journey, and this really is, of course, totally understandable. However, 4 million domestic pets fly each year around the world and the risks of airline travel for them are the identical as a human of the equivalent health status. The scare-mongering articles that may be on the internet listing death and injury as common occurrences for air travel more often than not occur once the rules for airline travel are flouted, such as for instance animals being cramped into inappropriately sized travel kennels and not given the rigorous medical examinations which can be required ahead of 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 shouldn’t travel to arrive at any destination over a week-end or Bank Holiday because for the most part airports abroad you can find no cargo handling arrangements during today and/or Customs clearance where applicable. If they’re allowed to reach at weekends it usually incurs one more fees and possible delays in collecting your pet, so it’s always better to 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.
When taking your pet to a foreign country, please ensure they are only given water that’s safe for humans to drink, we would strongly advise bottled water if you are in just about any doubt whatsoever. UK born animals will not have the natural immunity of native pets in your country, so it is imperative they’re well protected with broad spectrum parasite treatments, to lessen the risk of serious illnesses transmitting to your pet. It can be advisable to ensure that all their routine vaccinations are up to date because it is prudent to offer them as much disease immunity as possible.
Pets are far more adaptable than they are 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 new country, there is no reasons why pets cannot settle well into your brand-new life abroad together.
There’s no getting around it – taking your pet travelling by air outside the UK, whether on a quick holiday or maybe more permanently, is expensive, time-consuming and could be complicated.
There are always 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 needed 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 rules and regulations, advise on the proper 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 globe, we’ll ensure everything can be as stress free as you are able to and we could 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 separate, efficient and caring service.