Shipping Dogs To Australia By Air
We’ve been shipping dogs by air to all the major continents for over 40 years and as a result have a vast level of experience which we can call upon when we encounter the odd unexpected problem. Shipping live animals to any country requires an thorough (and current) understanding of the different rules that affect the import of animals for certain country.
If you should be emigrating or moving abroad for a time period and wish to take your pet dog, or dogs with you then if you plan ahead, it is a easier than you think process with the least quantity of stress for you and your dog(s). Planning ahead means getting all of the relevant vaccinations and some other veterinary treatments out the way early meaning your pets will not be suffering side effects if they travel. It is also recommended to obtain all documentation completed and all set to go with sufficient 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 selection 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 i will be pleased to provide any help and support you could require to get your pet safely to your brand-new home.
Cat Export Rayners Lane
Cat Export Ripley
Pet Export Ridgway
Pet Export Raynes Park
Dog Export Pyrford Village
Cat Export Rickmansworth
Pet Export Richmond
Pet Export Richings Park
Cat Export Pyrford Green
This amazing site provides a wealth of information regarding the import requirements of various countries associated with the import of dogs but if your destination is not 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 at the very top of this page.
Pet Shipping Advice
All pet dogs and cats must be microchipped just before international travel, so ensuring this is performed will always be the first step in preparing your pets for travel. One 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 flight, and that is, obviously, totally understandable. However, 4 million domestic pets fly each 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 may be found 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 animals being cramped into inappropriately sized travel kennels and not given the rigorous medical examinations that are required ahead of airline journeys. The UK has strict welfare regulations governing international pet travel and animals could not be allowed to depart from any UK Airport within an unsuitable travel kennel or in ill health.
Pets should not happen to be arrive at any destination over a week-end or Bank Holiday because at most airports abroad there are no cargo handling arrangements during nowadays and/or Customs clearance where applicable. If they’re allowed to reach at weekends it usually incurs yet another fees and possible delays in collecting your pet, so it’s always best to send for a weekday arrival. You will find exceptions to this 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’re in just about any doubt whatsoever. UK born animals will not have the natural immunity of native pets in your brand-new country, so it’s imperative they’re very well protected with broad spectrum parasite treatments, to lessen the risk of serious illnesses transmitting to your pet. It can also be advisable to ensure their routine vaccinations are updated because it is prudent to offer them just 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 brand-new country, there is no reasons why pets cannot settle well into your brand-new life abroad together.
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 provided that they adhere to the regulations. In addition, it allows pet owners in the UK to take their dogs, cats and ferrets to other European countries and then return with them without importance of quarantine. All relevant documents and information can be down loaded from these pages and all latest home elevators the scheme can be located on the official DEFRA web page.
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:
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 certanly be treated for tapeworm. The therapy should be administered with a vet not significantly less than 24 hours and no more than 120 hours (1-5 days) before its scheduled arrival amount of 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 with a 3 month wait.
To avoid confusion we have prepared check lists for you really to print out and decide to try 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 web page
Whenever your pet is consigned to Airpets in the UK beneath the Pet Travel Scheme regulations our role is to:
Provide a pre check of documentation prior to leaving country of origin
Monitor pets once loaded onto the aircraft with your tracking system software
Collect your pet promptly from the state animal quarantine station at Heathrow then make the 5 minute journey to our kennels and cattery at Heathrow.
From there you might:
Collect your pet anytime or any day to suit during our opening hours.
Take your puppy for a walk in our field
Arrange your dog wash & brush up
Arrange delivery anywhere in the UK
Our import staff are experienced in working with all facets of pet imports and our speciality is ensuring 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 really a unique service to Airpets and is well worth the additional time taken in order to avoid delays at customs. We are conveniently located just 5 minutes from Heathrow Cargo.
General Information About Exporting Pets
Once you request a pet export quotation we quote for all costs to transport your pet by air to the named destination airport. If you’re delivering your pet to your premises near Heathrow it must arrive at least five hours before the flight. Collections from you (if required) will soon be by arrangement, usually on your 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 are not contained in the quote (but we shall advise you of this).
Prices are dependent on the size/weight of the animal(s) to be exported, any additional services (such as UK transportation, kenneling, and veterinary certification), flight time and the destination. In the case of dogs, the box size provided is based on 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 should be shipped in containers developed to IATA specifications which are the right size for them i.e. they must be big enough for the pet to operate without touching the the surface of the box, lay down comfortably and have the ability to turn round within the box. There must be considered a fixed water container in the container with a way of filling it from the exterior (funnel).
Should you desire to utilise our services we will have to have written confirmation with payment when possible and at the least 28 days beforehand. We may also need a contact Name, Address and Telephone Number in the united kingdom of destination (the airline will need to ring beforehand to ensure 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 may be restrictions such as for example standby status with regards to the airline and the route). However should the animal(s) be a particularly large shipment (in Airline terms) or coping with the animal(s) at the same time whilst the move be particularly difficult then we are able to provide cargo option as well as other services including collection, kenneling and Export Health Certification.
With info on the measurements of the animal(s) we could 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 check in time or be delivered to your home.
Long lasting mode of travel, pets will go to the cargo your hands on the aircraft. This really is heated and pressurised to the same extent since the passenger cabin. The animals are loaded into the hold approximately 30 minutes before departure (however the airline requires that they’re delivered to them 4 hours ahead of the flight) and are unloaded at another end usually within 30 minutes of the plane landing. When 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 could be collected and taken home.
There’s no navigating around it – taking your pet travelling by air beyond your UK, whether on a short holiday or maybe more permanently, is expensive, time-consuming and may be complicated.
There are a host of regulations which need to be followed, both country and airline specific, and they quite 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 area rules.
Our job at Pets by Plane is to assist 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 around the globe, we’ll ensure everything can be as stress free as possible 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 passionate, efficient and caring service.
Banned Breeds of Dogs
The next 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 forms of American Bulldogs have now been found to be Pit Bulls. It’s illegal to enter or transit the UK with any of these breeds or their mixes.
Dogs can only be looked at 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 time in Great Britain during transit to other countries.
When you have a wolf hybrid or Savannah cat, then you must seek advice from the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency before you travel.
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 want to go back to the UK.
If you’re about to take your pet on a journey to a country with a higher incidence of rabies, your veterinarian should administer a Blood Titer Test when you leave the country if you wish to go back to the EU. You don’t have to wait 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 the pet passport.
You do not have to wait 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 expected 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.
Transporting your dog to USA
Relocate your puppy to USA by having an IPATA registered and approved USA dog shipper such as for instance Airsupply shippping (passportforpets.co.uk). You know your dog utilizes you to really make the best decisions about their welfare and we follow the strict operating code laid down by IPATA. These rules are designed to make sure that your puppy isn’t unduly stressed by the travel and which they arrive in the US in good condition. However, we’ve 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 are able to only achieve this through happy customers who recommend our services to others.
The good news about shipping your puppy to the USA from the Rabies free country or Rabies controlled Country like the UK is that there’s no quarantine requirement provided that your pet has been in the UK for 6 months or more. However, your dog must have documented evidence to be vaccinated against rabies otherwise this may cause entry delays because you will be asked to sign a Confinement Agreement (this basically says you will get your dog vaccinated and then confine them for a minimum of 30 days after treatment). If you are importing a puppy that is too young (usually under 6 months of age) to have had the rabies vaccination then you definitely will need a Confinement Agreement, see: USA CDC Dog Confinement Agreements for more details. Whilst the CDC (US authority on pet imports) does not require your pet 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 certanly be imported or exported through one of the
The Pet Travel Scheme is just a UK Government scheme that enables pet cats and dogs to enter the U.K. without spending time in quarantine.
In order to comply with one of these rules you should do these (In Order).
Check the principles applicable to your pet on the https://www.gov.uk/bringing-food-animals-plants-into-uk website 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 happen to be the UK.
When you have any evidence that the pet is fit and healthy (like a letter from the vet stating that the pet has been recently examined and what the findings were), then this may be helpful.
Between 1 and 5 days before the date of departure your dog (this does not affect cats or ferrets) should be treated against tapeworm. You must have this treatment completed with a vet and ensure they issue you with a certificate to this effect/stamp your pet’s passport.
Please know that there are different rules applicable determined by where your pet has travelled from. If your pet can easily be identified (because thet have been fitted with a pet passport microchip) then importation will undoubtedly be much easier. Always try and travel together with your pet so you are on hand to answer any questions while they arise.
There are other considerations you should take into account before bringing your pet back into the U.K. as an example the route your pet travels must certanly be approved by DEFRA. The airline that you employ must certanly be an approved carrier and the country that you will be flying from needs to be a qualifying country.
Dog Export Stoke D' Abernon
Pet Export Stoke Green
Dog Export Stanwell Moor
Dog Export Stoke Poges
Pet Export Stanwell
Dog Export Staines
Cat Export Stanners Hill
The aforementioned information should only be used as helpful tips, since the regulations are constantly changing. A complete list of regulations are available utilizing the link below to the DEFRA website.
IATA Approved Flight Kennels
All dogs shipped by air must certanly be housed in an IATA approved kennel which can be suitable for how big is canine being transported. Food and water must also be within the kennel for long journeys and some airlines do exercise any dogs being shipped in the hang on significant stop-overs however for security reasons, this is not a thing that you (if you’re travelling on the same aircraft) could be allowed to complete yourself.
The first step to ready your dog, cat or ferret to enter the United Kingdom is to own your pet microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit pet microchip.
If your pet currently includes a microchip that’s not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, then you have 3 choices:
You may bring your own 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 could read your pet’s chip.
If your pet’s current microchip can nevertheless 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 kind of identification so long as it was given ahead of July 3, 2011, is obviously visible and your pet was vaccinated for rabies after the tattoo was applied.
All dogs, cats and ferrets should have evidence of a current rabies vaccination administered after a microchip was implanted to enter the United Kingdom.
The first rabies vaccination following the microchip is implanted is called the primary vaccination and it must certanly be a 12 months vaccine. If your pet’s previous vaccination had expired before being revaccinated, the following vaccination becomes the principal vaccination and in addition, it must certanly be a one year vaccine.
All vaccinations which are administered after the principal 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 primary rabies vaccination must certanly be administered no prior to 21 days before entering the United Kingdom.
There is no waiting period after booster vaccinations provided that:
the prior vaccination was administered following a microchip was implanted AND
the last vaccination had not 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 an enhancement, not 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 isn’t needed for subsequent visits, provided rabies boosters are kept up to date, and the other entry requirements are met.
If your pet is entering the United Kingdom from the high-rabies country, it must await no less than 30 days after vaccination before receiving a rabies titer test (see step #3).