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. It’s also advisable to ask your veterinarian for an EU Pet Passport if you wish to come back to the UK.
If you should be likely to take your pet on a journey to a country with a higher incidence of rabies, your veterinarian should administer a Blood Titer Test before you leave the country if you wish to go back to the EU. You do not have to attend 90 days before traveling 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.
There isn’t 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 needed for exporting unaccompanied dogs and cats to the following 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.
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 know your puppy utilizes you to really 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 dog isn’t unduly stressed by the travel and which they get to the US in good condition. However, we have been shipping dogs to the USA for over 40 years and we actually rise above IPATA guidelines because we wish 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.
What’s promising about shipping your dog to the USA from a Rabies free country or Rabies controlled Country like the UK is that there’s no quarantine requirement as long as your dog has been around the UK for 6 months or more. However, your dog will have to have documented evidence of being vaccinated against rabies otherwise this will result in entry delays when you will soon be asked to sign a Confinement Agreement (this basically says you will get your pet vaccinated and then confine them for a minimum of 30 days after treatment). If you’re importing a puppy that is too young (usually under 6 months of age) to own had the rabies vaccination you then 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 dog to truly have a certificate of overall health MOST AIRLINES DO REQUIRE THIS before they will alow your pet to board an aircraft.
Generally, all dogs must certanly be imported or exported through one of the
There’s no making your way around it – taking your pet travelling by air beyond your UK, whether on a quick holiday or maybe more permanently, is expensive, time-consuming and can be complicated.
There are always a host of regulations which must be followed, both country and airline specific, and they frequently change.
In general, the farther away or even more exotic your destination, the more work is needed to meet import regulations, veterinary requirements and to navigate through the local rules.
Our job at Pets by Plane is to assist you find the appropriate flights (many airlines won’t carry snub-nosed breeds of dogs and cats) navigate the rules and regulations, advise on the right travel kennel and ensure 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 is as stress free as you possibly can and we is likely to 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.
IATA Approved Flight Kennels
All dogs shipped by air must certanly be housed in an IATA approved kennel which will be ideal for how big the dog being transported. Food and water should also be within the kennel for long journeys and some airlines do exercise any dogs being shipped in the hold on significant stop-overs but also for security reasons, this is simply not something which you (if you are travelling for a passing fancy aircraft) will be allowed to complete yourself.
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 as a result have a vast amount 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) familiarity with different rules that apply to the import of animals for confirmed country.
If you are emigrating or moving abroad for a time period and want to take your pet dog, or dogs with afterward you if you plan ahead, it is a easier than you think process with the smallest amount of amount of stress for you personally and your dog(s). Planning ahead means getting most of the relevant vaccinations and some other veterinary treatments out the way early which means that your pets will not be suffering negative effects if they travel. It’s also a good idea to have all documentation completed and ready to go 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 selection of dog shipping services that may 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 offer any help and support you might require to really get your pet safely to your home.
Pet Export Teddington
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Pet Export Surbiton
This website provides a wealth of details about the import requirements of numerous countries relating to the import of dogs if your destination isn’t 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 at the very top of the page.
Pet Shipping Advice
All pet dogs and cats should be microchipped prior to international travel, so ensuring this is done can be the first step in preparing your pets for travel. The other 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 is, of course, totally understandable. However, 4 million domestic pets fly every year around the world and the risks of airline travel for them are the exact same as an individual of the same health status. The scare-mongering articles that can be on the internet listing death and injury as common occurrences for air travel more often than not occur when 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 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 week-end or Bank Holiday because at most airports abroad you will find no cargo handling arrangements during today 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, therefore it is always better to send for a weekday arrival. You will find exceptions to the so please contact our office to learn more if that is something you require.
When taking your pet to a foreign country, please ensure they are only given water that is safe for humans to drink, we would strongly advise bottled water if you’re in virtually any doubt whatsoever. UK born animals won’t have the natural immunity of native pets in your new country, so it is imperative they’re well protected with broad spectrum parasite treatments, to lessen the chance of serious illnesses transmitting to your pet. It can be advisable to make sure that their routine vaccinations are up to date because it’s prudent to offer them the maximum amount of disease immunity as possible.
Pets tend to be 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’s no reasons why pets cannot settle well into your new life abroad together.
The first faltering 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 features a microchip that is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you then have 3 choices:
You will bring your own personal microchip scanner.
You are able to contact the officials at the Border Inspection Post where you’ll enter the UK and inquire regarding whether they’ve scanners that can read your pet’s chip.
If your pet’s current microchip can still be read, your veterinarian can implant compliant chip. The amount and implant dates of both microchips must be documented on the EU Health Certificate (see step #5).
A tattoo is a suitable form of identification so long as it was given prior to July 3, 2011, is obviously visible and your pet was vaccinated for rabies following the tattoo was applied.
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 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 following vaccination becomes the primary vaccination and in addition, it must certanly be a one year 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 must certanly be administered no earlier than 21 days before entering the United Kingdom.
There is no waiting period after booster vaccinations as long as:
the prior vaccination was administered after having a microchip was implanted AND
the last 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 will only be administered as a booster, never as a primary vaccination. You are able to get hold of your veterinarian about this.
Once your pet has entered the United Kingdom, a 21 day waiting period isn’t required for subsequent visits, provided rabies boosters are kept current, and another entry requirements are met.
If your pet is entering the United Kingdom from a high-rabies country, it must wait for at the least 30 days after vaccination before getting 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 probably the most experienced pet relocation company in the UK, having completed tens of thousands of professional & safe, pet moves since inception in 1966. Whether you need assistance with all areas of your pet relocation, or simply advice and support with specific areas, we’re here to help and offer the following:
Expert assistance with all relevant veterinary & documentation requirements
Reliable, DEFRA licenced assortment of your pet from anywhere in the UK
Booking of the very most direct, time efficient flight for the pet
Comprehensive ‘Door-to-door’pet relocation to destinations across the planet
Supply of 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 in their Sky Kennels, allowing us to exercise each and everybody 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 holiday, prior to 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 one priority.
All dogs are exercised daily in individual runs or inside our secure paddock
All kennels have heated passage ways or individual heaters
All pets are fed a well-balanced & nutritious diet
Our vets come in attendance everyday
We also give you a full pet grooming service