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British Airways

British Airways is one of the most recognized and reputable airlines in the world. They are also a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, one of the world's largest airline networks, serving some 170 destinations in nearly 80 countries. British Airways and their affiliates currently fly throughout Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia.

Because of its rabies-free status, The United Kingdom has very strict entrance and transportation requirements for all live animals. If you are travelling with your pet, you should acquaint yourself with all guidelines, requirements, and restrictions established by the United Kingdom's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). Failure to provide the proper documentation could result in a quarantine period of up to six months.

Generally speaking, most animals can be transported by air, provided the rules to do so have been followed. Animals can be carried in the cargo compartment of an aircraft, as long as the aircraft hold can accommodate the animal. If your pet enters or re-enters the UK under one of DEFRA's Pet Travel Schemes they can enter the country without quarantine. Any pet entering the United Kingdom should be microchipped, vaccinated, and have all the necessary and relevant documentation.

In 2011, British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Airways Cargo merged to form IAG Cargo. They are fully certified by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Live Animal Regulations (LAR), and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITIES). Fees will vary according to the size of the pet and carrier, and the points of origin and destination.

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