Having consulted a few different agencies about this, I have been given conflicting advice, and so wondered if anyone could help please.
My other half is shortly moving from the US to the UK. She wants to bring her guinea pig and rabbit if at all possible.
Having asked a local (and apparently, sufficiently accredited) vet, we have been told the pets need to be chipped, and then certified as disease-free. The vet reckons this removes the need for any form of quarantine upon arrival in th UK. We;ve been quoted $37 for the 'chipping,' $37 for the vet'st ime and another $37 for the necessary paperwork.
However, having trawled the web (which I acknowledge isn't always the most reliable source of information), there is some suggestion that anything except cats/dogs must go through 6 months of quarantine regardless on arrival in the UK.
The other issue is transportation. Which airlines will do this? So far, I have tried Delta, and been told "no" unless it's a car or dog to be transported. Do other airlines carry pets? If so, any idea of the rough cost? Will they allow a multi-stage trip (other half lives in a fairly rural state, no airline hubs nearby) or is it a case of taking the pet to a hub?
Thanks in advance for any advice,