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URGENT UPDATE - Shipping Pets

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    Dear PIO members

     

    The Australians have now classed UK as Rabies well controlled rather than rabies free. Which means that pets travelling from UK to Australia after Jan 1st 2012 now have to have pre travel rabies work. Pets have to have a rabies vaccination within 12 months of the flight date and a rabies vaccination at least 60 days before the flight, but ideally 6-12 months. They then need a rabies blood sample ideally at least 5 months before their flight date. It can be less than 5 months before their flight date, but they will have to spend longer in Australian quarantine if that is the case. The pets are allowed out of quarantine 180 days after the date of the rabies blood sample or 30 days after they land whichever is the greater.

     

    Basically - if you are thinking of going to Australia with your pet, start planning early. If you are planning to go in Jan or Feb next year - either try to send your pet before Jan 01st 2012 or be prepared for pets flight to be delayed or the quarantine stay be extended.

     

    Check out the following link:

    http://www.daff.gov.au/aqis/cat-dogs/countries/cat4

    http://www.petairuk.com

     

    Please see the update on the Pet Shipping Forum http://www.pomsinoz.com/forum/shipping-pets-ask-pet-air/124633-new-rules-shipping-pets-back-uk-2012-a.html


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    I know getting my dogs blood sample next week so she's going to have to come out a little after us as we go Jan 20th :( does anyone kow if worst comes to worst would she have to do a long quarantine in uk if we had to come back she hasn't got a pet passport


    Paul (40), Lesa (41), Jason (12) and Jamie (10)

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    Could you possibly send your dog out before 1st Jan? I know Sam was telling me that flights and quarantine are booking up v. quickly, but you might be able to manage it?


    Jo (Aussie), Jon (Pom on a 100 visa), Satch (the gorgeous viscous labrador) have now been joined by Siena Rose.

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    I was just at the vets yesterday getting my dog chipped and her rabies injection. He was telling me that now in the UK, it's only a 3 week wait for the rabies results, so I'll have her passport within a month. I believe your dog will have to do longer in quarantine without a passport on her return.

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    Pets from the EU and listed third countries (e.g. USA, Australia)

     

    Under the current UK Pet Travel Scheme, any pet entering the UK from the EU or a listed third country that does not meet the UK’s current entry rules (microchip, vaccination, blood test, six month waiting period, tick and tapeworm treatment, passport/health certification) must be isolated in quarantine for 6 months or until they meet those rules (whichever is the lesser period).

     

    From 1 January 2012 pets entering the UK from a listed third country or EU member state must meet the following EU rules:

     

    Microchip;

    Vaccination for rabies;

    EU pet passport or official third country health certificate confirming microchip and vaccination;

    21-day wait from date of vaccination.

     

    Found this on their site, it looks like a dog can be released 2 months early if the above criteria are met.

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    Hi guys,

    Does anyone know if this change applied to dogs coming from the Republic of Ireland?

     

    Thanks,

     

    Kate.

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    Hi guys,

    Does anyone know if this change applied to dogs coming from the Republic of Ireland?

     

    Thanks,

     

    Kate.

    Hi All

    It would be best if you asked your shipping questions in the pet shipping forum that way the experts can provide you with the correct information.

     

    http://www.pomsinoz.com/forum/shipping-pets-ask-pet-air

     

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    Hi,

    Does the rabies vacination need to be carried out by an official government vet?

    We are going to Perth in January and have just discoved this new rule so are trying to get a jab booked asap (which we could go at our local vets very quickly). We have spoken to one Pet Shipping company and they think it wouldn't be possible to ship our dog late December because the Perth Quarantine is difficult to get into.

    Thanks

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    Hiya

     

    Thanks for the update.

     

    If we are hoping to move across in 12-24 months from now would you suggest I just start the ball rolling RE rabies vaccs now even on the off chance our moving plans dont come off (which hopefully wont happen) ?

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    I'd get the rabies vaccine happening now - that way if things happen more quickly than you expect you're still all sorted!


    Jo (Aussie), Jon (Pom on a 100 visa), Satch (the gorgeous viscous labrador) have now been joined by Siena Rose.

    Does anyone have a spare instruction manual for a baby girl?

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    my dog has just had her blood sample today and my vet said 3 weeks or sooner to get results! She also said that I would'nt need a pet passport if we decided to come back to the UK just as long as she has had a rabies vaccination and kept up with yearly injections etc etc.


    Paul (40), Lesa (41), Jason (12) and Jamie (10)

    AQF III passed 18/03/2010 TRA sent 07/04/2010 TRA Approved 27/05/2010 WA SS lodged 20/12/10 WA SS rec 03/02/11 Visa lodged 05/02/11 CO assigned 07/03/11 VISA GRANTED 10/05/11 :biggrin:

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    Oh no...with this latest news i really dont know what to do with our minature shnauzer puppy.

    With job offer and contracts being signed next week to start on the 16th jan i feel we are totally stuffed.....:arghh:

    We really want to take him but the thought of him being in a kennel for 2 months with the new rabbies jab thing im not sure i can do it to him......

    I suppose the only other option is to fly out in Jan and see if someone can keep him till march and then fly him out to us??

    If bob from pet air picks this up could you please advise if we can pay his full fees up front and leave him with family till the 5 months have passed from rabies jab ?? Or is it 5 months from date of results of blood tests???

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    HI frostie my vet said 5 months from results of blood test. I'm in same boat but gonna ask a friend or mother in law to have our dog until March. Typical another set back but hey ho it'll all work out in the end! :)


    Paul (40), Lesa (41), Jason (12) and Jamie (10)

    AQF III passed 18/03/2010 TRA sent 07/04/2010 TRA Approved 27/05/2010 WA SS lodged 20/12/10 WA SS rec 03/02/11 Visa lodged 05/02/11 CO assigned 07/03/11 VISA GRANTED 10/05/11 :biggrin:

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    Think we are going to have to find someone to have him. There is no way i can send him out before the 1st... Will be calling the vets tommorow about jabs/tests..... really wanted him asap to also help the kids settle in as they dote on him

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    I know how you're feeling! One good thing is atleast in March it will be slightly cooler that January in Perth!


    Paul (40), Lesa (41), Jason (12) and Jamie (10)

    AQF III passed 18/03/2010 TRA sent 07/04/2010 TRA Approved 27/05/2010 WA SS lodged 20/12/10 WA SS rec 03/02/11 Visa lodged 05/02/11 CO assigned 07/03/11 VISA GRANTED 10/05/11 :biggrin:

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    Oh no...with this latest news i really dont know what to do with our minature shnauzer puppy.

    With job offer and contracts being signed next week to start on the 16th jan i feel we are totally stuffed.....:arghh:

    We really want to take him but the thought of him being in a kennel for 2 months with the new rabbies jab thing im not sure i can do it to him......

    I suppose the only other option is to fly out in Jan and see if someone can keep him till march and then fly him out to us??

    If bob from pet air picks this up could you please advise if we can pay his full fees up front and leave him with family till the 5 months have passed from rabies jab ?? Or is it 5 months from date of results of blood tests???

    The rules come into force on 1st Jan. So can't you fly him out at end of Dec, then just 30 days in quarantine and he'll be released end of Jan. If you're going mid Jan that will give you a couple of weeks to sort out dog friendly house. Flights & quarantine are booking up quickly so arrange it asap with your pet shipping.


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    Wish we could ship him before jan but have 6 weeks temporary accomodation which wont be pet freindly. Work have paid for it and cant afford not to take it.....( will mean we can save for our bond on a rental)

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    AAAAArgh! Only just spotted this - i take it aussie is downgrading the uk to cat 4 because the stupid uk is laxing it's own import rules?!

     

    i'm furious, both mine have a pet passport and we've dutifully kept to the requirements of that - now it's not even needed for the UK.

     

    Can anyone send a link with accurate info? is this definite or just an anticipated change?

    The link earlier on the thread just takes to cat 4 requirments and doesn't yet list UK.

     

    Mine have pet passports but the rabies vacc and seriological test was done a couple of years back - do they have to go through it all again?


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    AAAAArgh! Only just spotted this - i take it aussie is downgrading the uk to cat 4 because the stupid uk is laxing it's own import rules?!

     

    i'm furious, both mine have a pet passport and we've dutifully kept to the requirements of that - now it's not even needed for the UK.

     

    Can anyone send a link with accurate info? is this definite or just an anticipated change?

    The link earlier on the thread just takes to cat 4 requirments and doesn't yet list UK.

     

    Mine have pet passports but the rabies vacc and seriological test was done a couple of years back - do they have to go through it all again?

     

     

    Hi this is the link i followed.

    http://www.daff.gov.au/aqis/cat-dogs/countries/cat4

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    thanks frostie, i'm freaking out here - DH is currently interviewing for jobs and we figured we'd be there by next easter. now i've worked out we can't go until april and that's if i do the tests this week.

     

    it seems damned unfair when mine already have antibodies and rabies vaccs :(

     

    going to call pet air now to check my understanding of that doc. but basically i'm reading it as rabies vacc and blood draw asap - and i can do blood draw same day as mine have previously passed. then import and other bloods i can sort nearer the time.


    Sarah -176 SS (non-CSL) - Granted Dec '09, validated Apr '10 :v_SPIN:

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    thanks frostie, i'm freaking out here - DH is currently interviewing for jobs and we figured we'd be there by next easter. now i've worked out we can't go until april and that's if i do the tests this week.

     

    it seems damned unfair when mine already have antibodies and rabies vaccs :(

     

    going to call pet air now to check my understanding of that doc. but basically i'm reading it as rabies vacc and blood draw asap - and i can do blood draw same day as mine have previously passed. then import and other bloods i can sort nearer the time.

     

     

    If you check the other posts Bob from Pet air has given advice and it has come into force from 1st Jan. Rules out us taking our Puppy unless we get an offer to look after him..... Hope you just need the blood tests and not the Jab....Mandy

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    if you go to the main 'import cats and dogs' it says this.....

     

    From 1 January 2012, cats and dogs from the UK, Malta, Republic of Ireland, and Sweden will be required to have a rabies vaccination and rabies titre test prior to entry into Australia.

     

     

    I'm totally freaking out right now, DH is going to look a plank telling the company he's interviewing with there's no point progressing as we can't go until april.

     

    If i could sort the other paperwork out and book quarantine space in time are we exempt if they land BEFORE 1st Jan 2012????


    Sarah -176 SS (non-CSL) - Granted Dec '09, validated Apr '10 :v_SPIN:

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    actually, that doesn't exactly say they're category 4 yet does it??? maybe they won't need the 6month gap if they've had the titre test before?

     

    i'm going to email aqis direct i think.


    Sarah -176 SS (non-CSL) - Granted Dec '09, validated Apr '10 :v_SPIN:

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    If anyone finds out anything please post!!


    Paul (40), Lesa (41), Jason (12) and Jamie (10)

    AQF III passed 18/03/2010 TRA sent 07/04/2010 TRA Approved 27/05/2010 WA SS lodged 20/12/10 WA SS rec 03/02/11 Visa lodged 05/02/11 CO assigned 07/03/11 VISA GRANTED 10/05/11 :biggrin:

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