Pet Exports
(UK to New Zealand)

Transporting a dog to New Zealand

Passportforpets have been shipping dogs to New Zealand for over 3 decades and we will be happy to answer all your questions or concerns.  The flight time is around 24 hours from London (with stopovers via the Middle East, Far East or USA) and you will need to prepare your pet around 6 months ahead of travel.  For security reasons, it is not possible for you to access your pet during any refuelling stopover.  If you would like to know more about our services and how we operate, please do contact us and we'll do our best to assist you.  If you decide to go ahead with transporting your pet then we can make all the necessary arrangements on your behalf including the required vaccinations and veterinary inspections.

Pets travelling from Rabies Controlled Countries such as United Kingdom/Ireland, Sweden & Cyprus are required to do a 10 day stay at quarantine in New Zealand.  There will be certain pre import tests and treatments required and they will be inspected for ticks on arrival.  It is essential that you have the correct paperwork with you and it is also necessary to make advance arrangements with the Biosecurity people at least 72 hours ahead of arrival (we will do this on your behalf as part of our service).
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Passportforpets have been shipping dogs to New Zealand for over 3 decades and we will be happy to answer all your questions or concerns.  The flight time is around 24 hours from London (with stopovers via the Middle East, Far East or USA) and you will need to prepare your pet around 6 months ahead of travel.  For security reasons, it is not possible for you to access your pet during any refuelling stopover.  If you would like to know more about our services and how we operate, please do contact us and we'll do our best to assist you.  If you decide to go ahead with transporting your pet then we can make all the necessary arrangements on your behalf including the required vaccinations and veterinary inspections.

Pets travelling from Rabies Controlled Countries such as United Kingdom/Ireland, Sweden & Cyprus are required to do a 10 day stay at quarantine in New Zealand.  There will be certain pre import tests and treatments required and they will be inspected for ticks on arrival. It is essential that you have the correct paperwork with you and it is also necessary to make advance arrangements with the Biosecurity people at least 72 hours ahead of arrival (we will do this on your behalf as part of our service).
Map of New Zealand


Animals must be shipped in IATA approved transit kennels that allow the animal to stand up without touching the top of the box, lie down and turn around.  It is a requirement that dogs are shipped as manifest cargo and not as excess baggage.

To find out how much it will cost to transport your dog to New Zealand, please click on the "Get Pet Travel Quote" button above.

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