Pets on Jets are only licensed to accept the arrival of Pets over the age of 6 months old on a non-commercial basis. If your pet is younger than 6 months old, they cannot be entered into the UK through Manchester Airport and will have to travel into an airport with a Border Inspection post instead.

Required Documents –

For travel from within the EU or special territories, your pet must travel on an EU pets passport. For travel from outside the EU, your pet must travel on an Annex IV veterinary health certificate or an EU pets passport can be used providing that the current rabies vaccination was given in the EU and is still valid at the time of UK entry. The Annex IV veterinary health certificate can be obtained from your vet or can be found on the Defra website. These documents should contain all details of:

  • Details of Pet – Breed, DOB etc…
  • Microchip
  • Implant date (must be before rabies vaccination date)
  • Rabies vaccinations (21 day wait must be carried out before entry to the UK unless there is proof of continuous previous history that has been stamped and signed by the vet)
  • Blood test date (only applicable for unlisted countries – see our countries page)
  • Tapeworm treatment (must be given between 24 and 120 hours prior to arrival by the vet – dogs only)

Once the health certificate is completed by your vet, the certificate must then be sent to the department of agriculture for endorsement. Full details of this can be found on the Defra website.


In the weeks prior to your pet’s departure, it is a good idea to get your pet used to their travel kennel. Let your pet wander in and out of the kennel and sleep in there if they like. Make the kennel known to them as a comfortable space.

We would recommend creating a cosy space for your pet in the kennel by using a warm blanket. An old piece of the owner’s clothing can be placed inside to allow comfort during travel due to the scent. Puppy pads or a towel can also be used in case of any toileting accidents or slight drinking water spillages at the front of the kennel.

To avoid vomiting during travel, it is best for your pet to travel on a mostly empty stomach. On the day of the flight, only feed your pet a small meal (if at all) a few hours before arrival at the airport for departure. If your pet requires a special diet, make sure a supply is attached securely to the box. Please also ensure any dietary requirement information that may be needed for rest stops on the journey can be clearly seen on the container. It is also a good idea to note your dog’s temperament and name on the kennel so it can be clearly seen by any staff during the journey.

A dog will appreciate a good walk before being confined if possible. We do not recommend sedating your pet due to the unpredictable results. This can also have a dangerous effect on your pet’s heart rate during air travel.

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