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  1. BobPetairUK

    Australia quarantine update

    Hi. Yes pets are still flying to Australia ok. It is a bit trickier than the "good old days", but still do-able. There is another route for snub nosed dogs to get to Australia, but it is not without its risks, which is why we as a business are trying not to offer it. Other shippers are though. You fly your snub nosed dog to Abu Dhabi with Etihad. They they are cleared here and an agent in UAE prepares docs for them to travel on to Australia. I know some pet shave gone on this route. The risk is that UAE is currently not approved by the Australians, so if anything happens with the flights and/or paperwork then your pets will be there longer than 24 hours which means the Australians wont accept the pets and they may need to return to UK. All in all, at this time of planes and schedules changing, it just seems very worrying to me. But it is being done for sure. The safest way is to wait for QANTAS to start up again and go with them, but who knows when that may be - likely 2022. Get the rabies vaccines done now and get the rabies blood sample done now so it is done and set - both must be done by an OV, so check with your vets. and wait and see how things move over the next 3-6 months.
  2. BobPetairUK

    Australia quarantine update

    Hi You need to get the rabies work done by a government vet, then a different practice vet needs to do the RNATT declaration, then you need to get a permit then you need to book quarantine and you book a flight based on that! And dogs can only fly to Melbourne. Or you can get a pet shipper to do this/help you with all of this
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    Australia quarantine update

    You should be good for October, but you are right to crack on with this and get it done sooner rather than later. I would say you are best to get a permit, get a quarantine slot booked and then you can move it if needs be. But this level of forward planning is definitely order of the day at the moment. Wouldnt it be nice, if all this covid news was pretty much gone by October.......................................
  4. BobPetairUK

    PetAir UK - Pet Travel Service

    Hi Susie First thing is that you need to book quarantine as soon as you can. But it needs tying in with a flight, so you need to engage a pet shipper asap. I understand why you are worried, but the travel is more stable than we think. We have been using Qatar airways or Singapore Airlines. It is not so much about the airline being flexible, it is if the Australians stop travel to Australia then that messes plans very severely. If you are travelling to Australia with someone else (i.e. friend, partner etc) then one of you can go a few days before the dogs and one a few days after, though I am sure you will need to do 14 days in a quarantine hotel. So, enduring that with someone else may be better. You need to engage a pet shipper soon, get a quarantine space booked, then a flight booked, then book your own flights based around that date. God willing, this diminishes by June/July and so you will be ok.
  5. BobPetairUK

    PetAir UK - Pet Travel Service

    Hi Lauren The only airline who will fly snub nosed dogs is Qantas and they are not flying this route at the moment. I think there may be another way for these pets, but we are just investigating it for the moment. Sorry not to have better news.
  6. BobPetairUK

    PetAir UK - Pet Travel Service

    Yes - pets are flying nicely now. It seems the routes are stable. We are flying pets through Singapore and through Qatar. The issue we have from UK to Australia is that quarantine in Australia is rammed - not quite sure why, but the waiting list is long. So if you want to travel from UK to Australia in 2021, you need to start as early as you can or you will be delayed.
  7. BobPetairUK

    Pet shipping

    Yep they can travel on the same ticket in the same hold, though the airlines do tend to put cats and dog separately. They would have to be in different crates for sure.
  8. BobPetairUK

    Australia quarantine update

    I think the best way forward is that if you are likely to want to travel between 6-12 months away then you are advised to start the process. The downside is that if you dont travel you will have to get a new permit (about £325 per pet). But it is a fine balancing act for sure. if anything changes we will be sure to let you know.
  9. BobPetairUK

    Pet shipping

    Only pets of the same species are allowed to quarantine together. I think I have answered this previously. But I cant remember where!
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    Australia quarantine update

    Yep. Emirates have stopped Brachy dogs and Qantas are stopped for the time being so trying to get brachy dogs to Australia is super difficult. It is all very difficult at the moment, but we can still help lots of pets and their people.
  11. BobPetairUK

    Australia quarantine update

    Hi Poms in Oz people. We have advised clients of the below update today. Quarantine in Australia is packed and so if you are thinking about going to Australia in 2021 then you need to start making plans soon. "If you are thinking of emigrating to Australia with your pets, then you need to be aware that your pets need a quarantine space booked before we can get a flight booked. The earliest space for new bookings in Melbourne quarantine is early April 2021. So if you are thinking about this move in 2021 then you need to start making plans. Please do contact us for a free quote and advise and have a read of this article to give you some more information: https://www.petairuk.com/.../taking-pets-to.../australia/"
  12. BobPetairUK

    Approved air carrier for 2 cats

    Hi Yes you can fly two cats together, but generally they are better kept apart with a mesh divider and then they have their own separate spaces, but are still "together"
  13. BobPetairUK

    Moving a cavalier King Charles

    Hi Maria and Mike Have a look here for more information. and be warned, it takes at least 7 months from start of the process to flight date - https://www.petairuk.com/destinations/taking-pets-to-australasia/australia/taking-dogs-to-australia/ In terms of your cavalier suffering problems on this journey - some airlines class them as snub nosed, but most dont. As Marisawright said, there are risk, but they are miniscule. As long as your boy is fit, healthy and lean, he has the same minimal risk as anyone. Bob
  14. Hi Anna I dont really know what else to add, other than keeping on going is the main piece of advice. We use a company in Malaysia called Intermovers and they have usually been really good, so contact them. Or look here for other pet shippers in Malaysia - www.ipata.org I hope that may help a bit.
  15. BobPetairUK

    Recommended pet transport please!!

    Hi At the moment options are limited, but they will open up in time. You need to contact shippers in Australia for a journey from Australia to UK and they will be able to help better than we can. Stay safe and wash your hands
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