Moving pets abroad
When looking to relocate abroad, many people also look into taking their beloved pets with them. Many of our clients are concerned about how their pets will travel and what documentation is needed.
Animals travel by air and most UK airports are able to offer a service for flying pets. Upon enquiring with us, we will need to know the breed of animal, the weight and also measurements from end of nose to tip of tail, width and height.
Animals will fly in specially made containers, these containers will be large enough so as the animal can stand up and turn around in comfort. Pets travel in the animal hold at a maintained temperature so as the animal is comfortable and can sleep easily.
Pets are not fed before flying, so as to avoid soiling, but are given plenty of water. We strongly advise that animals are not sedated before flying as some airlines will refuse to fly sedated animals.
When moving animals to EU countries the following requirements are necessary:
When travelling to Australia it is required that cats and dogs are shipped as manifest cargo and not excess baggage. There are only 3 quarantine kennels in Australia located in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney, therefore animals need to enter Australia through one of these airports. Cats and dogs will need to spend 30 days in quarantine, which needs to be booked in advance. Documents also required are:
All countries have their own rules and regulations regarding importing pets and we at Movecorp will gladly provide information on other countries upon request. We would also advise you go to the DEFRA website www.defra.gov.uk regarding moving pets abroad.
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