Move Your Pet United Kingdom

Leave the details to us!

"No quarantine for pets entering the UK." Sounds fantastic! Yet there are a myriad of details to attend to before Fido, the kitty, or the ferret, are ready to leave for their flight to the United Kingdom.

The rules for pets (dogs, cats, and ferrets) entering the UK changed in 2012. Pets must fly as manifested air cargo into the UK. They cannot fly in the cabin. There are five easy steps:

  1. Microchip the pet for identification purposes
  2. Rabies vaccinate the pet with an approved vaccine after microchipping, recording the microchip number on the Rabies vaccination certificate
  3. Wait at least 21 days before entry
  4. See your accredited veterinarian within 10 days of flight departure who will issue the international health certificate
  5. Dogs must be treated for internal parasites within 24-120 hours before flight departure.
  6. No requirements for treating the dog, cat or ferret for external parasites

Pet import into the UK is now easier than ever.

Whether your pet is going to the UK for the first time or your pet has her own UK Pet Passport, Air Animal knows and understands the language and sequencing of the DEFRA Pet Travel Scheme. We'll take care of all the details including which ID microchip to use, timing the rabies vaccination, issuing the EU Pet Travel Certificate, and arranging for the accredited veterinarian.

DEFRA's Pet Travel Scheme allows for dogs, cats, and ferrets to enter the UK quarantine-free as long the entire protocol is followed within a period of typically less than 30 days. Air Animal's experienced UK pet moving specialists can assist you. Pet moving made easy®. That's our focus. It's our passion.

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