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I am moving from Indonesia to the UK and want to bring my dog. He has all her rabies test up to date but apparently she still has to go into quarantine for 6 months anyway because she is coming from a country that is not on the pet passport list. I really don’t want to do this as he could not cope with that. Also the price is ridiculously expensive. Is there anyone with experience of going through this that can suggest an alternative to quarantine? Thanks for the help
A 6 months quarantine for rover? It sounds a lot. I don't remenber much of the UU 16/1992 tentang karantina hewan and am ready to stand corrected but there is something weird in the length of the quarantine.
UK six months, for an animal not coming from pet passport list is the law. You cannot bend that in UK, expect to pay 1000's of dollars ( estimate 4-5k after flight, boarding, special box )
There is no way around it, i have done twice, ( one cat one dog ) and come from UK. If yo try smuggling you will most likely end up with a serious fine and possibly imprisonment.
We do not have rabies in UK and want to keep it out
Oops... sorry. I misread it and miss the "from Indonesia to the UK" bit. For some reason I was thinking that it was an importation not an exportation. Post #2 is irrelevant.
I seem to remember from a friend that you may be able to take the dog from here to France to serve out the 'quarantine' period but I don't suppose that helps much unless you have a friend in France who could take the dog for 6 months. Kennels would be expensive.
Hi, we took our dog back to the UK from North Cyprus and had to do 6 months quarrantine, if we had smuggled him over the border and taken him from the South we could have collected him from the airport - trouble is if we were caught he might have been destroyed and us imprisoned even though there is no rabies in Cyprus. As for bringing them in through France etc, I believe that loophole might now be closed as many people were doing this and getting a vet certificate to bring them to UK even though as expats we keep up the rabies jabs it still doesn't count! I was informed by my vet before leaving the UK that the pet passport scheme is to be scrapped soon. We came here at the end of September and it's due to be scrapped sometime in the new year. Looks like there's no way round the quarrantine and personally I feel it's unreasonable and far too long. If you need any advice on quarrantine or animal shippers, I can give you our UK contact details. They did the lot for us last time and now we have 2 doggies with us, will be doing it again no doubt. Having to save up for the flight back already!
Look up on how to get a Pet Passport - the info should be on the web. You will not have to put your dog in quarantine if you get one of these - i believe.
Hi Patricia, we have pet passports and still had to put our dog in quarrantine when we came back. UK goverment cancelling pet passport scheme soon anyway.
I had an issue recently where i wanted to bring my dog from a country that was not on a pet passport country to Ireland which is same as uk regulations.The only option was to stick her in quarantine for 6 months and get charged about 3k or bring her to an eu country for 6 months before brining her to Ireland on a pet passport, allowing me to skip quarantine in Ireland.This is a a toy dog that has never been left alone and slept every night on our pillow so there was no way i was putting her in quarantine or even in boarding kennel abroad. So I got a friends mother in czech republic to mind her for 6 months for 1500 . She lives in the house and has another dog to play with and a big back garden. For me that was a much better option than putting her in quarantine for 6 months .Its a quite country village where the neighbors are very close so the dog is in the next door neighbors house all the time also .The mother or next door neighbor would probably take another dog as they love them and have taken dogs in similar circumstances before. If you want me to ask you can drop me a mail on [email protected]
Isn't bringing the animal via an EU country also going to be closed as an option along with the pet passport scheme?
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