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  1. Heading4Tassie

    Australia quarantine update

    We've been told that the actual quarantine fee is refundable if you pay and tour pet can't travel. You only have to pay a week before though for flight booking they will generally check to see you have a quarantine place confirmed which means paying before the flight is booked. Hope that helps. We are travelling couple if months time.
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    Flights to Australia - reliability?

    That's great news then you can start building the rest of your plans around the pet quarantine. It's a good feeling when u can start getting plans in place.
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    How long to book temp accomodation for?

    We are travelling ex UK end of May and have booked airbnb for 3 weeks (to get the fllexible cancellation policy) We had a credit from last years cancellation to use after that we found a different property and contacted owner directly to get short term rental following the 3 weeks since we have a fur baby and rentals in Tassie are hard to come by. If there is not a huge discount for the month booking you could perhaps make separate bookings too get the longer stay but flexible conditions? Some airbnb owners are happy to do a deal direct but its near impossible to get contact info if they only featured on airbnb as they obviously want to protect their bookings and emails and tel nos just get deleted.
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    Flights to Australia - reliability?

    Yes we are using pet air they have been very good. It was definitely a 6 month weight in December as that is when we were able to book in for 4th June arrival for the fur kid
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    Flights to Australia - reliability?

    They apply for the import permit first then once they have this then can request quarantine space. Think it was about 3 weeks in total we needed to get booked in quick as the RNAT was running out in July. Fingers crossed it will be arranged quickly. Are you using an agent?
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    Flights to Australia - reliability?

    Pretty much our thinking regarding the flights. Initially I did have Melbourne but just got a feeling I should swap to Sydney so I did. Presently not thinking about all the other pieces that need to fall into place at the same time. I Know what you mean about any change, just getting out of the house for something other than food shopping will be a joy.
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    Flights to Australia - reliability?

    Yep we are flying into Sydney with Qatar then we do quarantine and fly into Tasmania. Looks like we can't fly same day as quarantine release so think we will stay in Sydney for 2 or 3 nights I think. Who knows that may even feel like a holiday
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    Flights to Australia - reliability?

    Oh yeah you have to have that back before you can start the process for booking quarantine. Our dog's rabies runs out in August so we had to push through as didn't want to have to start all over Should be about 4 weeks between getting the jab and doing the blood test to confirm immunity. After that it cs move quickly for the actual booking. Good luck it's an added stress with a fur baby to arrange I know.
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    Flights to Australia - reliability?

    We were in the same position with our dog in the end when we tried to book in early Dec last year thisJune was the first date for pet quarantine availability so we have worked around that booking. Even though the pet flights don't actually get booked until only 3-4 weeks before travel date.
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    Flights to Australia - reliability?

    Congratulations the next step is in place feels good to make positive moves forward. The fares are good too.
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    Flights to Australia - reliability?

    Thanks for the reply and the clarification that is what i had thought perfect I can book the onward travel then once I know which airport in tassie the fur kid can fly into. Its ike a game of chess planning this move but someone keeps on moving my pieces and its not me
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    Flights to Australia - reliability?

    Congratulations on making it to Sydney and into Quarantine. We are heading this way to in couple of months just re-booked the flights again with Qatar this time. Can I ask have you been advised it is 14 nights in quarantine or do you leave on day 14? We are planning to head to tassie straight out of quarantine just not sure what date to book the onward flight if its 14 days so 13 nights or 14 nights. Hope that quarantine passes quickly for you guys and you get to QLD easily to start your new adventure in Oz
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    We made it!

    No direct flight from UK to Mel either via Singapore or Doha at the moment with a stopover of 17-24 hours. Presently these the only airlines flying pets from UK far as I know but things obviously can change at any time. Prices will depend on size of your dog and package you choose they can easily give you a specific quote. We found pet air competitive and service has been really good too.
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    We made it!

    We have used pet air for sending our fur kid.
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    We made it!

    Hi @Dorsetbrit glad to hear you all arrived and safely tucked up in your quarantine hotel. The false positive on the tests is actually what concerns me the most about the whole process. I did read your post accuratley that your wife had already recived a negative test from the NHS before you had to take the other PCR test. We have just booked flights again for the end of May so fingers crossed we can make it this time (3rd time lucky). We had to wait 6 months to get a quarantine space for our fur baby so he got booked in there first. We are heading for Sydney initially then onto Tasmania, just trying to work out if quarantine is 14 days from when you arrive (we arrive late afternoon) or 14 nights we need to book the onward flight and want to leave asap after quarantine all being well. Would love to hear from you when you are allowed out as to how many actual nights you stayed for. Seems like you coping well so far with quarantine and have some lovely suggestions on here for what to do when you get out. We are also in the UK so appreciate how lovely it must be to be able to walk out and go places after quarantine and all of the lockdowns here. Wish you well with your new adventure in Oz, we know how much it took for you to actually make it onshore.
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