Relocating Pets to Wales
Wales is a country in southwest Great Britain known for its rugged coastline, mountainous national parks, distinctive Welsh language and Celtic culture. Wales is filled with stunning woodland. Lichen, ferns and moss cover the ground and waterfalls tumble over ledges, turning the lush forests into ethereal glens reminiscent of ancient fairy tales.
With plenty of pet-friendly holiday cottages, beaches and pubs, Wales is ideal to go on holiday with your pets. While relocating with pets, it is important to keep the following things in mind-
- The first step is to microchip your pet with a 15-digit ISO compliant pet microchip.
- All pets must have proof of a current rabies vaccination administered after a microchip was implanted to enter Wales. All dogs must be vaccinated against distemper.
- After waiting a minimum of 30 days after the primary or booster vaccination, a rabies titer test must be administered. All Samples must be processed at approved laboratories. Assuming test results within acceptable limits, your pet can enter Wales no sooner than 3 calendar months after the date of blood sampling.
- Before your dog can enter Wales, it must be treated against certain tapeworms between one and five days prior to entering the country.
- Non-Commercial Transport: the owner or a legal representative of the owner is traveling with or within 05 days of the pet and the transport does not involve purchase, sale or transfer of ownership.
- A licensed veterinarian in the originating country must complete the non-commercial UK health certificate for Wales within 10 days of travel.
- For commercial regulations, a licensed veterinarian in the originating country must complete the commercial UK health certificate for Wales within 48 hours of travel.
- Due to regulations set by commercial airlines approved to fly animals to Wales, pets must arrive as manifest cargo on an approved airline. Pets traveling unaccompanied must custom clear at London Heathrow or Gatwick Airports.
- Pets should enter Wales directly or transit through another EU Member State. If your pet transits through a high-rabies country, then a Transit Declaration will be required stating that your pet has had no contact with rabies-carrying animals and remained secured within the airplane or airport.
- All pets must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the port of entry to Wales.
- The following breeds are not permitted to enter Wales: Brazilian Fila, Dogo Argentino, Japanese Tosa Inu, or American Staffordshire Pit Bull Terrier. If you have a wolf hybrid or Savannah cat, then you must seek advice from the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency before you enter Wales.
As you start planning your trip overseas, you should consider hiring professional assistance to make your pet’s relocation safe, smooth and hassle-free. AirPets relocates hundreds of pets every year to and from India and is very thorough with its process. You can get in touch with us at +91-9257-123-123 or write to [email protected] for a professional consultation.