If you are exporting your pet you will need to purchase an Export Certificate and have your pet checked by a veterinarian who is registered with MAF to perform export examinations.
Certificates can be purchased from our clinic.
Exporting your Pet to Australia
Dogs and cats from New Zealand may enter Australia without the need for an import permit, however, an official export certificate is still required
Exporting your Pet to the U.K.
CATS, DOGS & FERRETS ENTERING THE UK, MALTA & IRELAND FROM 1 JANUARY 2012
New rules mean it will be easier and cheaper to travel abroad with pets
What has changed and why?
From the 1st of January 2012 it will become cheaper and easier to travel to the UK with your domestic cat, dog or ferret as new rules are being introduced to align the requirements of the UK with the rest of the European Union.
For more useful information and to read the DEFRA UK press release please click on the DEFRA links below:
Current & New Requirements – UK, Malta & Ireland
|What has to be done
||Prior to 1 January 2012
||From 1 January 2012
|Documentation (pet passport or third country certificate)
|Blood test (dogs and cats)
|Pre-entry waiting period
|Length of waiting period before entry to the UK
||6 months from date sample taken for blood test
||21 days after vaccination against rabies
||Yes (24-48 hours before embarkation)
||Yes (as for ticks)
||Under consideration at European level
What this means to people preparing their animals to go to the UK, Ireland & Malta?
For animals that will arrive in the above after the 1st of January 2012:
You will only need to prepare your animals according to the new requirements (See table above)
PET TRAVEL SCHEME FACT SHEET
For other countries
please refer to the Biosecurity website - www.biosecurity.govt.nz
For more details visit the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries website