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Offline holandlou

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was just seeing what the process would be to take my dog with my on a trip to america and bring her back..does anyone have experience in this?

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Re: has anyone traveled back with dog from uk to us and back for holiday?
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2017, 05:02:17 PM »
Did you bring your dog from the US originally?

If so, it’s that same process again.   :-\\\\

I’ve heard it’s easy to do UK to US though.

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Re: has anyone traveled back with dog from uk to us and back for holiday?
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2017, 05:22:01 PM »
My dogs from the uk would a pet passport work?

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Re: has anyone traveled back with dog from uk to us and back for holiday?
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2017, 05:36:43 PM »
My dogs from the uk would a pet passport work?

Within the EU, yes.  Not outside the EU.

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Re: has anyone traveled back with dog from uk to us and back for holiday?
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2017, 06:14:41 PM »
You think I would still have to pay the customs fees at heathrow airport to bring my dog back into the uk?

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Re: has anyone traveled back with dog from uk to us and back for holiday?
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2017, 06:54:46 PM »
You think I would still have to pay the customs fees at heathrow airport to bring my dog back into the uk?

Without a doubt.

I'd budget $2k to $2.5k roundtrip depending on the dogs size.

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Re: has anyone traveled back with dog from uk to us and back for holiday?
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2017, 07:05:56 PM »
 It's an anxious time, shipping a pet. I'd probably spend the whole trip worrying about doing everything right to get the the dog back into the UK.

How long are you going for? Unless you're talking months, or have a really good reason why, I'd say don't do it.
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Re: has anyone traveled back with dog from uk to us and back for holiday?
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2017, 07:48:17 PM »
Hmmm, when we lived in Italy my grown daughter lived in Texas and brought her dog to Italy on vacations 3 times with no problems. She had the doggie passport and I think it cost a couple hundred dollars for airfare, he did fit under her seat, not on cargo. Don’t see why bringing a dog here would be different if u came on your USA passport


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Re: has anyone traveled back with dog from uk to us and back for holiday?
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2017, 07:55:25 PM »
Hmmm, when we lived in Italy my grown daughter lived in Texas and brought her dog to Italy on vacations 3 times with no problems. She had the doggie passport and I think it cost a couple hundred dollars for airfare, he did fit under her seat, not on cargo. Don’t see why bringing a dog here would be different if u came on your USA passport


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Italy and the UK have different laws though.

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Re: has anyone traveled back with dog from uk to us and back for holiday?
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2017, 07:59:57 PM »
Hmmm, when we lived in Italy my grown daughter lived in Texas and brought her dog to Italy on vacations 3 times with no problems. She had the doggie passport and I think it cost a couple hundred dollars for airfare, he did fit under her seat, not on cargo. Don’t see why bringing a dog here would be different if u came on your USA passport


Animals travelling into the UK can't fly in cabin, they must fly as manifest cargo.
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