Animals By Air
East Midlands Airport (EMA) is not currently approved for the importation of any live animals from non-EU countries.
Animals from non-EU countries can only be imported through an approved airport or sea port where there is:-
♦ A live animal Border Inspection Post approved for the required animal species
♦ An approved route under the Pets Travel Scheme (PETS)
♦ Approval under the Rabies (Import Controls) Order.
East Midlands Airport is only approved for the importation of horses, domestic rabbits and rodents from other EU member states.
Additional information on the Pet Travel Scheme fact sheets are available on the DEFRA website - click here
Live Animal Exports
East Midlands Airport can be used for the export of animals to both EU and non-EU countries. Personal pets (cats and dogs etc) being exported from any UK airport / sea port are subject to certain regulations. There are a number of specialist animal shippers who can explain the requirements and arrange EMA out bound flights for you as well as inbound flights via other UK airports. Here are a few :-
Mill Lane Cottage
Tel: +44 (0) 1625 827 414
Fax: +44 (0) 1625 827 237
Jets4Pets / Global Freight Management
Nr Leeds/Bradford Airport
Tel: +44 (0) 845 408 0298
Fax: +44 (0) 845 408 0658
Skymaster Air Cargo Ltd
Room 15, Building 305
Tel: +44 (0) 161 436 2190
Fax: +44 (0) 161 499 9312
If you are flying with Thomsonfly you can make your pet travel booking online here
Pets flying with Thomsonfly should be delivered direct to the Servisair Cargo Transit Shed, Cargo Terminal 4, Beverley Road, East Midlands Airport, DE74 2SA.
Any recommendations of private companies have not been endorsed by East Midlands Airport, DEFRA or North West Leicestershire District Council.