TAKING YOUR PET ABROAD

When taking your pet abroad either for a holiday or relocating to another country, there are strict regulations that govern their transport which varies depending on the country you are travelling to. We ensure our staff are continually educated about the most current regulations and policies for pets entering and leaving the UK. This means we’re able to give the most up to date expert advice regarding the relocation of your pet.

We strongly advise you to contact us well in advance of your intended travel date, to ensure all necessary requirements for your pet are met. We ship cats, dogs, birds and most domestic animals (including the odd hedgehog!). Click on more information on any of the maps to get an overview of some of the requirements. Full information will be provided when quoted. If your specific location is not listed below, please contact us as we most likely can help you.

We also provide pet transport under the Pets Travel Scheme (PETS) for mainland Europe (including Switzerland and the Canary Islands), Canada, USA and Mexico.

If your holidaying, relocating to, or wanting to fly out of France rather than the UK, we provide Pet Courier services for your pet(s) in our comfortable pet transport vans. Contact us to book your pet’s journey.

CANADA

Cats and dogs travelling to Canada require any ONE of the following :

– Valid rabies vaccination and private health certificate
– Pets passport
– DEFRA export health certificate

If you wish to travel on the same flight as your pet please contact us before making your passenger booking.

We suggest you book your flight through Canadian Affair.

Requirements For A Pets Passport

Your dog or cat must be micro chipped first, then a rabies vaccination administered.

Your vet can then issue a pets passport and your pet can travel 21 days after the rabies vaccination has been administered.

For All Other Destinations Worldwide

Please contact us, we will be happy to advise you of import requirements of the destination country and if a UK DEFRA export health certificate is required.

Measuring Your Pet For Transportation

Your dog or cat must be accurately measured for transportation and must conform to IATA regulations.

USA

Dogs over 3 months (4 in some states) are required to be vaccinated against rabies.

In some states, but not all, a rabies vaccination is required for cats, but we strongly advise that your pet is vaccinated, as state laws can suddenly change.

A fit to travel certificate from your vet no more than 10 days before departure is an airline requirement.

Measuring Your Pet For Transportation

Your dog or cat must be accurately measured for transportation and must conform to IATA regulations.

EUROPE

Most European countries require your pet to travel on a pets passport with no additional requirements. There are a few exceptions which we will be happy to advise you of.

Airlines require the clinical examination page of the pets passport to be completed, usually no more than 48 hours before departure check in time, this must be stamped and signed by your vet.

Requirements For A Pets Passport

Your dog or cat must be micro chipped first, then a rabies vaccination administered.

Your vet can then issue a pets passport and your pet can travel 21 days after the rabies vaccination has been administered.

For All Other Destinations Worldwide

Please contact us, we will be happy to advise you of import requirements of the destination country and if a UK DEFRA export health certificate is required.

Measuring Your Pet For Transportation

Your dog or cat must be accurately measured for transportation and must conform to IATA regulations.

AUSTRALIA

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NEW ZEALAND

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SOUTH AFRICA

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FAR EAST

Cat and dogs require both a DEFRA export health certificate and an import permit to enter Thailand.

The requirements for other far eastern countries may vary. Please contact us and we will be happy to advise.

Measuring Your Pet For Transportation

Your dog or cat must be accurately measured for transportation and must conform to IATA regulations.

BERMUDA

DEFRA export health certificate and Bermuda import permit required, PetsAway UK will arrange these, liaise with breeder and nominated veterinary practice.

Measuring Your Pet For Transportation

Your dog or cat must be accurately measured for transportation and must conform to IATA regulations.

MIDDLE EAST

Middle East Pet Export

Pet’s travelling to the Middle East are not subject to any quarantine time upon arrival.

Your pet must have a Health Certificate completed by your veterinarian within 10 days of travel.

Pet’s inoculations must be valid for a minimum of 30 days and not less than a year.  The pet also needs to be microchipped. A Rabies Titre Blood test must be done at least 12 weeks before the time of travel.  This test is valid for 12 months.

If your pet meets the requirements Middle East Airline’s pet policy to travel in-cabin, you will need an IATA approved pet travel container.

When runway temperatures are above a certain temperature at the departure airport, some airlines may refuse to board your pet as cargo or checked baggage. When the weather is very cold with a runway temperature below 45F (7C) degrees at the time of departure you may need to provide acclimation certificate.

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