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Koby
10th Mar 2007, 11:36
We are about to move back to The UK and want to bring our Goldern Retriever with us. From what i can gather we can but the dog must stay 6 months in Quarantine in the Uk. Has anyone got any experience in this or know of any alternatives to this...i heard that you can take the god to Italy forst and then to the UK and avoid the quarantine?????

Any help on this subject would be greatly appreciated.

Koby
10th Mar 2007, 11:36
We are about to move back to The UK and want to bring our Goldern Retriever with us. From what i can gather we can but the dog must stay 6 months in Quarantine in the Uk. Has anyone got any experience in this or know of any alternatives to this...i heard that you can take the god to Italy forst and then to the UK and avoid the quarantine?????

Any help on this subject would be greatly appreciated.

Noi & Nick
10th Mar 2007, 12:02
Thailand is not one of the the qualifying non-European Union countries and territories (http://www.defra.gov.uk/animalh/quarantine/pets/procedures/support-info/other.htm) for the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) (http://www.defra.gov.uk/animalh/quarantine/pets/index.htm) so I'm afraid that your pet will have to spend 6 months in rabies quarantine (http://www.defra.gov.uk/animalh/quarantine/quarantine/qindex.htm) when it first enters the UK.
Originally posted by Koby:
i heard that you can take the god to Italy forst and then to the UK and avoid the quarantine????? Not unless it spends at least 6 months in Italy and also qualifies for PETS

Ron-Tik
10th Mar 2007, 17:28
quote from Koby,
i heard that you can take the god to Italy forst and then
to the UK and avoid the quarantine?????

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I would suggest you take the god to Italy and make an appointment to see the Pope at the Vatican.

I am sure he will give you the necessary papers and avoid the 6 Months quarantine? :lol:

Boo
11th Mar 2007, 01:22
I think if you take the dog to (some parts of) mainland europe it doesn't have to stay in a specialist quarantine facility but will need to be tested & spend 6months in that country & obtain the relevant PETS documentation after which it can then come to the UK without any quarantine.

The dog will need regular vaccinations for (I beleive) 3 months & to prove it is disease & rabies free before it will be allowed into the European country from Thailand (an authorised vet in Thailand will be able to provide the info from that end).

But you cannot bypass the UK quarantine laws by going via another european country without doing the 6 months there too.

Neil & Mook
12th Mar 2007, 14:50
I must agree with Noi & Nick on this one. Thailand is not an approved country for the PETS scheme, you need to have a IATA approved container to transport the dog to avoid a fine at relevant anaimal reception centre at the port of arrival. The doggy will need to be in quarantine for 6 months. Not nice for the doggy , not nice for your wallet but its done for a genuine reason.
all the best
neil

Koby
12th Mar 2007, 21:48
Anyone know where I can order an IATA approved box for the dog?

Neil & Mook
27th Mar 2007, 15:33
Dear Koby
contact the airline for IATA boxes. just one last thing that I spotted re: Dogs and Thai airways. For sizes of box there is a measurement you need to take, contact the animal reception at Heathrow, they are very helpful.


Routes: Thailand & International
Pets Allowed in Cabin:
Thai Airways does allow pets to travel in the passenger cabin.
Type of pets allowed is dog, car or small bird.
Only two (2) pets, regardless of type, may be carried in the cabin per flight
Maximum weight of the pet and the container must not be more than
10 kgs or 22 lbs.
Weight of the pet and its container are not included in the free baggage allowance and normal excess baggage rate will be applied

Pets In Air Cargo
Thai Airways accepts pets as checked baggage or in air cargo. Call the air cargo department for rules and rates.

www.thaiair.com (http://www.thaiair.com)
1-800-426-5204
P.O. Box 1075
89 Vibhavadi Rangsit Road
Bangkok, 10900
Thailand