Pet Travel Scheme Guide Leeds
DEFRA/Animal Health Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) – A Guide to United Kingdom Certified Entry.
The Multiflight Pet Travel team has produced this guidance document for pet owners and aircraft operators wanting to bring pets into the UK via Multiflight at Leeds Bradford Airport, Leeds, West Yorkshire.
The Multiflight Pet Travel Guide highlights the key things you need to do to ensure that a pet is suitably prepared for certification of entry to the UK on arrival, as set out in the requirements of the PETS Travel Scheme.
More information is available on Defra’s website.
What pets can be brought into the UK under the PETS Travel Scheme?
Any pet dog, cat or ferret that is suitably prepared can land in the UK at Multiflight at Leeds Bradford Airport. The PETS Travel Scheme also applies to service animals, such as hearing dogs for the deaf and assistance dogs for the blind. Please see this website for more details.
Which aircraft operator or airline can carry the pet and from where?
Any approved charter air transport operators aircraft can fly pets into the UK, where the route to be flown is certified by that aircraft operator with DEFRA. Air travel by pets to the UK from any EU country is allowed where the aircraft operator in licensed and also from other third party countries where there is an agreement between that country and the UK for the quarantine-exempt transportation of pets. Please consult DEFRA or contact the Multiflight Pet Travel team for additional help and advice.
What do I need to do to ensure that my pet is able to fly into the UK as part of the PETS Travel Scheme?
Below are the most important things to consider to allow a pet to fly into the UK as part of the scheme, but please consult DEFRA, an approved and qualified UK vet (LVI) or contact the Multiflight Pet Travel team for additional information and advice:
- The pet must be micro-chipped by an officially licensed vet
- The pet must be issued with an EU pet passport by a qualified vet (LVI in the UK), or in other applicable non-EU third party countries a recognised official certificate must be issued
- The pet must be treated with a Rabies vaccine after the micro-chip is fitted, and recorded
- A blood test must be taken to ensure the Rabies vaccine has taken and a suitable titre level recorded
- A minimum gap of 21 days must pass from the Rabies vaccine before the pet can travel to another EU country
- A minimum gap of six months must pass from the Rabies vaccine before the pet can enter or re-enter the UK
- Not less than 24 hours and not more than 48 hours before departure to the UK a suitable treatment for tapeworms and ticks must be administered to the pet by an official vet and be officially recorded. The treatment for tapeworm must treat the Echinococcus Mulitlocularis tapeworm and have the active ingredient Praziquantel in it. The treatment for ticks must be with a licensed marketed product in that country and be valid for the type of pet treated.
- All the relevant documentation, including a copy of the EU pet passport or official certificate, evidence of micro-chipping date, Rabies vaccine and corresponding blood tests must be advised to and approved by the Multiflight Pet Travel team not later than 24 hours before departure to the UK. The Multiflight Pet Travel team must also be advised of evidence of suitable tapeworm and tick treatment in advance of departure. Other treatments must be given to pets in some cases, please check.
- Failure to comply with any of the above, or a micro-chip failing to read on arrival, will mean that pet is refused entry to the UK. The pet must then be returned to the point of origin outside the UK or be taken directly to quarantine and be entered to the UK under the standard UK quarantine regulations.
MULTIFLIGHT IN THE COMMUNITY
Radio Aire & Magic 828’s Cash for Kids Mission Christmas 2014
Thank you very much for your wonderful support and hard work in making our Cash for Kids Mission Christmas Appeal the biggest and best ever! We are extremely proud to announce that with your fantastic contribution we have distributed over £900,225 worth of toys and gifts to 17,037 …