Shipping Pets from UK to South Africa

Our Pet Relocation Services to South Africa

Pet travel from the UK to South Africa can be stressful and complicated due to the strict biosecurity and import regulations. All dogs and cats must be checked in to Cape Town or Johannesburg where their veterinary documents are checked, and they are cleared to move freely throughout the country. Alongside delayed checks and possible quarantine as a result of incorrect paperwork, there is a comprehensive process which must be followed to be eligible to ship your pet from the UK to South Africa.

It is best to enlist the services of an experienced pet relocation company if you are considering moving with your pet to South Africa, and with over 34 years of experience shipping different types of pets including dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals overseas, the experts at Airpaws can help.

  • Specialising in pet transport from UK to South Africa

  • Extensive knowledge of pet import & export processes worldwide

  • We take care of everything, including applying for permits & booking your flight

Why Choose AirPaws to Fly Your Pet From UK to South Africa?

As one of the UK's leading pet transport companies for South African travel and as pet owners ourselves, the team at AirPaws understand how important your pet is to you, and how an event like an overseas move can be extremely stressful for both you and your pet.

We have years of experiencing dealing specifically with moving pets from UK to South Africa and are dedicated to providing the best possible service to making the journey as comfortable as possible. In addition to providing comfort and peace of mind, AirPaws offer advice and guidance regarding necessary pet treatments, alongside recommending the required and advised vaccines.

To ensure that your dog or cat receives the best treatment possible, our animal transportation team will deliver your pet from your home to the airport of departure, or alternatively, you can meet us at the point of departure. 

To arrange your pet travel to South Africa today, contact us by completing our contact form! Alternatively, you can give our friendly, UK-based team a call on 01903 779433.

Contact Us Today

To arrange your pet relocation today, contact us by completing the form below! Alternatively, you can give our friendly, UK-based team a call on 01903 779433.

To arrange the best pet relocation services to South Africa today, contact us by completing our contact form! Alternatively, you can give our friendly, UK-based team a call on 01903 779433

Pet Relocation from UK to South Africa – What You Need To Know

If you are moving to South Africa from the UK with a dog or cat, our team can give you all the information you need to ensure that your pet has a comfortable journey, you are complying with local regulations, and that your pet's travel to South Africa from the UK is stress-free.

It is likely that you will only emigrate to South Africa with pets once in a lifetime, but at AirPaws, we arrange pet transport to South Africa all the time, and can offer expert advice and guidance. When taking pets to South Africa from the UK, you will need:

  • Rabies vaccination advised
  • Import permit
  • Export health certificate issued by DEFRA
  • Blood tests
  • Worm/tick treatment

Your pet will not be subject to quarantine if travelling from the UK to South Africa if you have the correct paperwork and veterinary health certificate, making your trip simple. At Airpaws, we can arrange your pet’s permits and health certificates on your behalf, alongside arranging vaccinations and any other tests needed to take your pets from the UK to South Africa hassle-free.

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