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Requirements for air or sea carriers transporting pets

Who needs to apply to transport pets

Only air carriers with an Air Operator Certificates (AOC) to carry fee paying passengers can be approved to transport pets to Jersey, including:

  • dogs
  • cats
  • ferrets

Privately operated aircrafts cannot be approved.

An approved air carrier can transport pets to Jersey from any airport in:

  • the EU
  • Norway
  • Switzerland
  • Andorra
  • San Marino
  • Iceland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Monaco
  • the Vatican

Pets must be accompanied by the owner, or a person authorised by the owner, and be part of the owner's move to Jersey.

Other dog and cat moves are not covered by this approval process.

Your responsibilities

If you transport pets, or assistance dogs to Jersey, you're responsible for checking they meet pet travel rules.

You can employ a third party to carry out checks on your behalf. However you need to provide training to any additional pet checkers.


You do not need an approval to transport accompanied pets to Jersey from:

  • the Isle of Man
  • Guernsey
  • Ireland
  • Northern Ireland

Application fee

The cost to make your application is £414. This fee is subject to change on an annual basis.

Apply to transport pets

Required Method of Operation (RMOP)

You must agree a Required Method of Operation (RMOP) with us. The RMOP describes how you work with the airport to check and make sure pets meet travel rules.

To agree an RMOP you must:

  1. complete the application for Airline Approved Carrier Status for Pet Travel
  2. agree a service level contract with a pet checker. All Pets Veterinary Centre has trained staff who can check pet passports on your behalf. You can talk to them to arrange a service level agreement
  3. explain how you'll carry out the checks and train your staff (only if you wish to carry out the checks on arrival yourself)

Approved requests

If you meet the RMOP conditions and your request is approved, you'll receive an Approval of PETS airline RMOP.

Your approval is subject to regular reviews and it may be withdrawn if you stop meeting the conditions of your RMOP.

Change in circumstances

Once you're approved you must tell us if you:

  • change your contact details
  • change your company name
  • stop accepting pets

Sea carriers

If you're a sea carrier wanting approval to transport pets, email the States Veterinary Officer for information.

Private boats cannot be approved carriers.

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