Taking your cat or dog to New Zealand
Taking your cat or dog to New Zealand can be a time consuming and complicated process. At Pets by Plane, our job is to take the strain out of this process for you and let you get on with all the other things you need to do.
New Zealand is free from many serious diseases and pests such as rabies, heartworm, and most ticks. The New Zealand biosecurity requirements are in place to manage the risk of introducing unwanted diseases, pests and animals.
The New Zealand regulations, are strict and any failure to submit the paperwork correctly or to have incomplete, or out of date, blood tests can result in your pet having an extended stay in quarantine while the blood tests and paperwork are completed. This could result in extra expense for you.
If you click on our links, further down the page, to the step by step guides to exporting your cat or dog to New Zealand you will see how much there is to do before your pet leaves for their new home.
As far as the New Zealand regulations are concerned, the United Kingdom is a Category 3 country and all cats and dogs need the following:
- A permit to Import
- Post arrival quarantine (minimum 10 days at an approved facility).
- Post arrival inspection
As part of the requirements for the import of cats or dogs, a time-tabled series of actions must be taken. Pets By Plane can help you with the completion of the various requirements as well as booking an air passage for your pet and, through our agents in New Zealand, arranging onward transport from the quarantine station to your pet’s new home.
The following dogs are prohibited from import to New Zealand:
Brazilian Fila, Dogo Argentino,
Japanese Tosa, Perro de Presa Canario,
American Pit Bull Terrier