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Pets Travel Scheme

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Passengers can fly into Liverpool John Lennon Airport with their furry friends as Ravenair-LAS is approved as one of the UK’s entry points for pets.

Passengers can fly into Liverpool John Lennon Airport with their furry friends as Ravenair-LAS is approved as one of the UK’s entry points for pets, we are authorised by the Government to handle domestic dogs, cats and ferrets under the DEFRA/Animal Health Pet Travel Scheme (PETS). 

PETS is the system that allows pet dogs, cats and ferrets from certain countries to enter the UK without the need for quarantine as long as they meet the rules. 

Our Pet Travel Service offers you a dedicated pet handling team trained to process the necessary paperwork and to meet and greet pets and their owners or handlers on their arrival at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, UK. The service allows hassle-free travel for owners and their pets and allows pets to relax in the comfort of the aircraft cabin during flights. We are able to clear flights with pets onboard for onwards travel to other UK destinations. 

The Pet Travel team will check the pet’s passport, travel credentials and its micro-chip with the owner or handler in the cabin. Once all the relevant paperwork has been checked and stamped as required, the pet is free to leave the aircraft. 

Please read the information below which tells you what you need to do to ensure that your pet is able to fly into the UK. All applications to bring a pet into the UK under the regulations of the DEFRA/Animal Health PETS Scheme must be received by the Pet Travel team by email at least 24 hours before your flight departs to the UK – without exception. 

Any pet that arrives with inaccurate or incomplete documentation, without approval, or with a micro-chip that won’t read, will be held at our approved facility pending transportation to quarantine. Please contact us for more details. 

More information is available on Defra’s website. 

An overview of the procedure is given below to allow operators/carriers and the pet owner oversight of the process. 


Any aircraft operator/air carrier who wishes to transport Cats, Dogs and/or Ferrets into Liverpool John Lennon must first agree a Required Method of Operation (RMOP) (PT19) with the local AHVLA Office and have a Service Level Agreement with Ravenair-LAS 

A partially completed RMOP (PT19)is available on our website in the download area. A carrier wishing to agree an RMOP must complete and sign this form and return it via email to The Ravenair-LAS Operations Manager will then complete the required procedure with the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA). Once this procedure has been completed the aircraft operator/air carrier will be issued with an approval number giving them approval to transport animals through Liverpool John Lennon Airport using Ravenair/LAS. 

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