General Information About Exporting Pets
Whenever 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 your premises near Heathrow it must arrive a minimum of five hours prior to the flight. Collections from you (if required) will undoubtedly 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 are struggling to pay them on your behalf, so these charges are not within the quote (but we shall advise you of this).
Prices are determined 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 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 created to IATA specifications which are the correct size for them i.e. they need to be big enough for the animal to operate without touching the the surface of the box, take a nap comfortably and manage to turn round within the box. There must be considered a fixed water container inside the container with a way of filling it from the exterior (funnel).
In case you need to utilise our services we would have to have written confirmation with payment when possible and at the very least 28 days beforehand. We will also demand 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 will mean booking direct with passenger reservations. This might be a cheaper option (please note that some airlines cannot take livestock and that there may be restrictions such as for instance standby status with regards to the airline and the route). However if the animal(s) be an especially large shipment (in Airline terms) or coping with the animal(s) at once while 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 informative data on the measurements of the animal(s) we could build transit kennels to fit. Kennels may be either picked up from us or delivered to any U.K. Airport to coincide with your check in time or be sent to your home.
Regardless of the mode of travel, pets should go into the cargo hold of the aircraft. This is heated and pressurised to the exact same extent while the passenger cabin. The animals are loaded to 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 the other 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 at which 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 several other countries there is still a risk of the condition to mammals. The biggest risk for rabies entering here will be via an infected animal smuggled in illegally.
All rabies-susceptible animals entering the UK are normally required to pay 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 the pet is travelling from.
They could then be able to get early release if they may be shown to meet the required pet travel requirements.
Countries participating in PETS include most elements of Europe and many non-European destinations.
Pet Shipping Advice
All pet dogs and cats must certanly be microchipped just before international travel, so ensuring this is done will be the first faltering 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 extremely anxious about sending their pets on a trip, and this really is, obviously, totally understandable. However, 4 million domestic pets fly each year around the world and the risks of airline travel for them are a similar as an individual of the equivalent health status. The scare-mongering articles which can be found on the internet listing death and injury as common occurrences for air travel typically occur once the rules for airline travel are flouted, such as for example animals being cramped into inappropriately sized travel kennels and not given the rigorous medical examinations that are required prior to airline journeys. The UK has strict welfare regulations governing international pet travel and animals could not be permitted to depart from any UK Airport within an unsuitable travel kennel or in ill health.
Pets shouldn’t happen to be arrive at any destination over a weekend or Bank Holiday because at most of the airports abroad there are no cargo handling arrangements during these days and/or Customs clearance where applicable. If they are allowed to reach at weekends it always incurs an additional fees and possible delays in collecting your pet, therefore it is always best 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’d 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 brand-new country, so it is imperative they are quite well protected with broad spectrum parasite treatments, to lessen the risk of serious illnesses transmitting to your pet. It is also advisable to ensure that all their routine vaccinations are up to date because it’s prudent to provide 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 country, there is no reason 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 as long as they comply with the regulations. Additionally, it allows pet owners in the UK to take their dogs, cats and ferrets to other European countries and then return together without requirement for quarantine. All relevant documents and information could be down loaded from this page and all latest info on the scheme can 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 should be administered with a vet not less than 24 hours and no more than 120 hours (1-5 days) before its scheduled arrival amount of time in the UK. There is no mandatory requirement for tick treatment. No treatment is required 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 prevent confusion we have prepared check lists for you really to print out and try your vet.
Click here for EU and listed countries check list
Click here for unlisted countries check list
All latest information can be on the official DEFRA website
When your pet is consigned to Airpets in the UK underneath the Pet Travel Scheme regulations our role would be to:
Offer 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 anytime or any day to accommodate during our opening hours.
Take your puppy for a walk inside our field
Arrange your pet dog wash & brush up
Arrange delivery anywhere in the UK
Our import staff are experienced in coping with all facets of pet imports and our speciality is making sure that all documentation is correct before leaving the country of origin! The main 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 really worth the extra time taken to be able to avoid delays at customs. We are conveniently located just 5 minutes from Heathrow Cargo.
Taking your pet on your own flight
Pets can travel of all scheduled flights from Heathrow and Gatwick to nearly every area of the world so in most cases, your pet should manage to travel on a single flight as yourself if that is what you will like. All of the ‘low-cost’airlines don’t carry pets however, and you can find few points that is highly recommended with this kind of pet shipment.
Firstly, pets arrive to the cargo or freight element of the airport, not the passenger terminal and you can’t take two places at once! If you’re held up attending to your personal customs and visa formalities, your pet might be left waiting for longer than necessary to be collected and released from their travel kennel.
Also, it’s worth bearing in mind that a lot of airports need you to take your pets travel kennel away with you. In the case of large or multiple pets, the travel kennel/s may prove very hard to transport, especially if you have all your own personal luggage to deal with too.
Lastly, you’ll not have any access to your pet from the full time they’re checked in at the departure airport and soon you collect them at the destination airport, and for a few countries such as Australia and New Zealand where quarantine on landing is applicable, you won’t have the ability to see your pets before they’re taken to their quarantine accommodation.
If you’ve considered these points and still want your pet to visit on the same flight as yourself, we’ll come together with you to accommodate this whenever possible.
We’re happy to meet up clients who are travelling on a single aircraft as their pets at the London airports on your day of shipment. We would require seeing copies every one of Veterinary paperwork to be sure they’re suitable for travel and whilst we will always ask you to test and check the size of 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 frequent basis for these last second problems at the airport is the measurements being incorrect and the travel kennel being refused as too small for the dog. With the years of experience we’ve with such issues, we will sometimes ask you many times if you’re sure in regards to the size as a wriggly dog is not exactly simple to measure and we are able to usually tell if the measurements don’t sound right for the breed of dog.
Many pets which have previously travelled into the UK in a particular size kennel may not manage to travel back out in the exact same kennel because of the stringent rules applied when leaving the UK. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are between the strictest in the world for animal welfare, and so the message here is that if you are not sure please say so once we may then make contingency plans for if the kennel is not a good enough fit.
Shipping Dogs To Australia By Air
We’ve been shipping dogs by air to all the major continents for over 40 years and therefore have a vast quantity 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) understanding of different rules that connect with the import of animals for a given country.
If you are emigrating or moving abroad for a time frame and desire to take your pet dog, or dogs with after this you if you intend ahead, it will be a fairly easy process with minimal number of stress for you personally and your dog(s). Planning ahead means getting most of the relevant vaccinations and some other veterinary treatments out just how early which means that your pets won’t be suffering side effects once they travel. It is also a good idea to have all documentation completed and all set with sufficient 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 may incorporate a “door to door” collection and delivery if you so wish. Our pricing is open and transparent with no hidden fees and i will be pleased to provide any help and support you may require to get your pet safely to your home.
Dog Export Virginia Water
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This amazing site provides a wealth of information regarding the import requirements of varied countries relating to the import of dogs if your destination isn’t listed under 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 top of the page.
There’s no navigating around it – taking your pet travelling by air outside the UK, whether on a short holiday or maybe more permanently, is expensive, time-consuming and could be complicated.
There are a host of regulations which have to be followed, both country and airline specific, and they very often change.
Generally speaking, the farther away or maybe 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 appropriate 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 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 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.
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’s not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, then you definitely have 3 choices:
You brings your own personal microchip scanner.
You are able to contact the officials at the Border Inspection Post where you will enter the UK and inquire concerning 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 quantity and implant dates of both microchips must be documented on the EU Health Certificate (see step #5).
A tattoo is a satisfactory kind of identification provided that it was handed prior to July 3, 2011, is clearly visible and your pet was vaccinated for rabies following the tattoo was applied.
All dogs, cats and ferrets should have proof a current rabies vaccination administered after having a microchip was implanted to enter the United Kingdom.
The very first rabies vaccination after the microchip is implanted is known as the principal vaccination and it must certanly be a twelve months vaccine. If your pet’s previous vaccination had expired before being revaccinated, the next vaccination becomes the primary vaccination and additionally it must certanly be a 12 months vaccine.
All vaccinations which are 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 principal rabies vaccination should be administered no prior to 21 days before entering the United Kingdom.
There’s no waiting period after booster vaccinations as long as:
the last vaccination was administered after having a microchip was implanted AND
the last 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 a booster, much less a key 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 current, and one other entry requirements are met.
If your pet is entering the United Kingdom from a high-rabies country, it must wait for a minimum of 30 days after vaccination before getting a rabies titer test (see step #3).
The Pet Travel Scheme is 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 your rules you will have to do the following (In Order).
Check the guidelines 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.
If you have any evidence that your pet is fit and healthy (like a letter from the vet stating that your pet has been examined and what the findings were), then this could be helpful.
Between 1 and 5 days prior to the date of departure your puppy (this doesn’t apply to 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 be aware that there are 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 dog passport microchip) then importation will be much easier. Always try and travel along with your pet so you are available to answer any questions while they arise.
You can find other considerations you should take into consideration before bringing your pet back in the U.K. for instance the route that the pet travels should be approved by DEFRA. The airline that you use must certanly be an accepted carrier and the country that you are flying from needs to be always a qualifying country.
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The above information should only be utilized as a guide, while the regulations are constantly changing. A full list of regulations are available using the link below to the DEFRA website.