Pet Travel Question: Flying a dog to the UK

Name: Gerardo
From: Mexico
To: London, England
Pet: Dog (Yorkshire Terrier)

Hello, I'm flying from Mexico to London on April 3rd 2012, and I want to take my female dog Jackie with me. The problem is that the airline tells me that bringing dogs into the UK on commercial flights is prohibited! Is this true?

Thank you very much,

Hi Gerardo,

Thank you for contacting us with your question! Moving pets overseas can be tricky, but the good news is that the UK is planning to relax their pet import rules on Jan. 1, 2012. Take a look to find out what you'll need to do to prepare, and in terms of flying tips (we fly pets to the UK all the time), it's important to use a pet-friendly airline with safe and established pet policies; we often fly with Continental, Lufthansa, KLM and British Airways.

Good luck with your travels, and please let us know if you have any more questions!


PetRelocation Team




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