Transporting Pet Cats and Dogs from Sri Lanka to the United Kingdom (UK)

While moving from Sri Lanka to the United Kingdom (UK) may provide many exciting opportunities, traveling overseas with your pets can often seem a bit overwhelming when confronted with the myriad descriptions of import requirements, quarantine timelines, airline regulations, and other flotsam floating along the currents of the web. Fortunately, traveling with your pets can be a simple, stress-free, and sometimes fun process, as long as you take the time to plan ahead and understand the intricacies of the import/export process.

When exporting pets from Sri Lanka to the UK, PET EXPRESS can handle the complete relocation process and offer a premier door-to-door export service. We work regularly with international pet relocation agents for pet exports in to the UK. PET EXPRESS is a member of IPATA and our expert team will handle the complete relocation process until the pets safely arrive in the required destination airport in the UK. If required, we can handle the import clearance in the UK and also arrange a door-delivery.

Our valued customers are assigned their dedicated pet travel consultant who helps you through each stage of the procedure. So when you are interested in relocating your precious pets from Colombo, Sri Lanka in to the UK, our team will hold your hand from start to finish. Information about the import conditions set by the DEFRA in the UK could be discussed directly with your assigned pet relocation consultant at PET EXPRESS team.

Information about the import requirements in the UK could be discussed directly with the PET EXPRESS - Sri Lanka Team. To set up your free consultation please contact us through the following contact details. Don’t wait! Call now or email us and let us advise you!

Our services for exporting pets to UK include:

  • Dedicated Professional Pet Travel Consultant for each client
  • Collection from anywhere in the Sri Lanka in approved vehicles
  • Sri Lanka Export Veterinary Health Certificate
  • All export related formalities (Export Customs formalities / Export Quarantine formalities)
  • All Veterinary Services (Microchippings, Rabies Serology Tests at EU approved labs, Vaccines, Internal & External parasite treatments)
  • EU International Health Certificates (ANNEX II) / International Veterinary Health Certificate
  • The most Pet Friendly Flight Organization (From Colombo to the UK i.e. Heathrow, Gatwick, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dublin)
  • If required, arrangement of the DEFRA approved quarantine space in the UK
  • Import clearance and door-delivery in the UK
  • DEFRA Import Permits *if required when the pets do not travel under the PETS SCHEME
  • Pre-flight boarding if required
  • Our own office inside the Colombo International Cargo Terminal / Experienced Pet handlers / Experienced in-house Customs brokers
  • IATA certified Air Kennels (Sky Kennels) - Imported Plastic or Customized Wooden

Information about the import requirements in the UK could be discussed directly with the PET EXPRESS - Sri Lanka Team. To set up your free consultation please contact us through the following contact details. Don’t wait! Call now or email us and let us advise you!

Regulations:
Moving Pets from Sri Lanka to the UK follows the EU guidelines. The pet must have an ISO certified transponder microchip inserted before the rabies vaccine is administered. The pet should receive the rabies vaccine only at the youngest age of 03 months after the microchip is implanted and recorded. At least 30 days should be completed from the Primary Rabies vaccine before the blood sampling takes place for the Rabies Antibody Titer Test (Rabies Serology Test done at an EU approved laboratory. Upon passing the RNATT; the pet should wait for minimum 03 months before travelling to the UK.

Deworming: UK Requires the pet dogs to be dewormed and this needs to be recorded on the EU ANNEX accordingly. Cats do not require deworming.

Exceptions: The pet can travel to the UK even without a microchip or a rabies vaccine provided that we obtain a special DEFRA license. However the pet will be required to stay at an approved DEFRA quarantine kennels and go through the microchip, vaccination schedule and Rabies titer test and complete the 03 months before being released to the pet owner. This could be an expensive option.  

Don’t wait! Call now or email us and let us advise you! Click Below for a Free Export Quote!

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