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jlamby


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25/06/2011 21:38

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My family and I are moving to Cyprus in Aug with our two small dogs. My biggest worry is bringing the dogs as their both lap dogs and I'm worried about putting them in the baggage hold. Can anyone please give me some tips on the best airlines to use etc The problem is we already have flights booked with monarch into Larnaca but can you take the dogs across the border???



flightholiday


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Jeanette Msg 1 - We have helped quite a few people to import dogs to North Cyprus.

If you want some assistance please contact me off board with a number to call so we can try to assist with the procedures.

Tom

IAH Ltd

info@flightholiday.co.uk



barbieb


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You will first need to get them passported, and my strong advice would be to use a pet carrier, we bought ours out 3 years ago and they are worth there weight in gold, it costs slightly more then doing it yourself, but they insure no problems, obviously your dogs will need to go in quaranteen on arrival, but they will sort everything for you, good luck.



chriswife


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hi ww are in same boat exactly but have found out it will cost 1800 for everyhting they need and just can't afford yet so i have to leave thenm for 6 months with family if you get any otherinfo than me please keep me informed also we need to find accomodation that will take dogs did you manage thatbyet?



blade


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26/06/2011 09:39

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Yes , dogs can cross the green line from South to North but not the other way.

My friends who have a dog hotel here can help you. Monarch do take dogs.

A contact for them is sharpeisara@hotmail.com give her an email and she will explain all to you.



martinD41


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26/06/2011 12:20

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Don't forget the dogs will have to go into Quarantine in the TRNC, you will have to go twice a day to give them Food/ Water..........take some salt with you to sprinkle under the door to stop the slugs eating the dog food....Very best of luck...



blade


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26/06/2011 14:47

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Your dogs don't have to go to quarantine in the TRNC if you have the correct paperwork.



That is a current pet passport and the serology report to confirm the rabies vaccination has worked. Then all that is needed is an import certificate from the Goverment Vet Department. Which they issue when they have all the correct information. I believe this is valid for three months.



My friends are dealing with 4 incoming dogs into Larnaca this week, so they do have the correct information.



Clarissa2


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26/06/2011 14:51

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Re : Msg 1,

Moving to Cyprus in August, tickets already booked.

All questions about dogs coming as an afterthought...



martinD41


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26/06/2011 16:11

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Blade....according to KAR's web site it is now illegal to take pet's across the border from South to North and North to South.............



westender


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26/06/2011 16:16

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Please, please do not take your dogs to North Cyprus unless you can afford to take them back to the UK with you, if/when it all goes belly up!



Riddles


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26/06/2011 16:45

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Silly me, I misread ....read it as 'Talking Dogs' and thought -"At last an interesting 'dog posting'"



flightholiday


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26/06/2011 19:25

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Jeanette Msg 1, Louise Msg 4 - The offer made in message 2 stands and unless things have changed radically since our last pet transport there will be no major problems (little or no quarantine etc) but like all pet transport it is not cheap (we try to keep the prices low).



jlamby


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26/06/2011 20:36

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The flights were already booked as we were just coming for a holiday but now we are coming to live! My dogs are never an after thought and if I cant bring them we dont come!



philbailey


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26/06/2011 20:40

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Sorry , you were coming for a holiday now to live?



please think carefully about your animals



do your homework



jlamby


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26/06/2011 20:49

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Thank you so much everyone, I have had several quotes from companies, the money is not the issue I am just worried about the actual flight. We already had the flights booked as we were just coming for a holiday. I have done everything that needs to be done in terms of vaccinations etc Just don't really want them to be in quarentine for weeks because they are lap dogs. Anyway other than my lovely pets I am really looking forward to the move to Northern Cyprus.



jlamby


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26/06/2011 20:55

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Message 14 - We have owned a property for 3yrs in Cyprus so flights booked well in advance, so yes now to live and yes done my homework and think the world of my pets, been in touch with lots of companies but wanted to know which is the best and would it be better for them to go direct to Ercan or into Larnaca



flightholiday


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27/06/2011 00:26

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Jeanette Msg 15 unless the rules have changed in the last week or two I doubt that you would need more than overnight quarantine. Our "associate" in Girne would take care of that for you.



moxie


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27/06/2011 00:31

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Read Westenders words.......ive heard it sooo many times .....make sure you have funds to take them back...good luck



chriswife


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27/06/2011 22:58

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re msge 16 are apologies for jumping to conclusions coming, posters???



chriswife


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also I think someone needs to clarify the north south and quarantine thing, too many mixed messages.



jlamby


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28/06/2011 00:03

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Message 4 Chriswife I had a quote for 950 for the two dogs for everything Im going to call them tomorrow then will let you know how I got on and who to get in touch with etc x



flightholiday


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28/06/2011 02:09

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Jeanette Msg 21 - what dogs (size and age etc) and what is meant by everything any necessary kennelling in the UK DEFRA final clearance etc.?



MoBry



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Hi, We moved to the UK in 2002 and returned to Australia in 2004. Our pet Jack Russell flew separately and was in good shape despite the long haul. She also flew back with us because, like you, she was family (we lost her in January 2010 at 16.5 so the travelling didn't shorten her life!) Just make sure you have plenty of water available for your pets, they aren't allowed food. They survive the flight better than their owners who worry themselves sick. Just make sure too you use a reputable pet carrier as they'll take care of vaccinations and paperwork. If your dogs need a rabies vaccination, for us the waiting period was 6 months until you get a positive serum result. Hope you enjoy your move and your pooches turn up in good shape.



blade


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28/06/2011 15:07

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Martin, their website must be wrong. I have checked this and only last week my friends were talking with Dr Mehmet at the quarantine department. This has been possible since the collapse of CTA.

Dogs currently can go from south to north but not the other way around.



flightholiday


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28/06/2011 15:39

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William Msg 24 -as far as I am aware you are correct we assisted some of the first family friends through this route after CTA stopped flying.



jlamby


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29/06/2011 12:42

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Message 25 - Tom tried to contact you do you have another email address? We have had quotes from companies but they all only fly into larnaca, we have to make our own arrangements to get them into Northen Cyprus. please help getting really worried now. Dogs have had all their vaccinations and blood tests and results, I have contacted the Embassy and Exports.



flightholiday


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Jeanette Msg 26 - I will e-mail you right now and try to call you back ASAP. No problems with our info@flightholiday.co.uk address



Aluinn


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29/06/2011 13:19

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for absolutely up to date information contact sharpeisara@hotmail.com



she could not be better informed or more helpful on all aspects of safely taking beloved pets to north cyprus.



hope this helps and good luck with your new life in north cyprus.



jlamby


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Blade - thanks for all your information i will contact your friends.



blade


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29/06/2011 14:13

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Tom, the rules haven't changed at all.

Its probably KAR have not updated their website. If in doubt call Dr Mehmet.

My friends at the kennels have incoming dogs in the next week.

As long as pet passports are done, serology reports are with them, the dogs should not do quarantine. Unless they are arriving out of hours then it will be just overnight.



flightholiday


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William Msg 30 - I know full well that the rules have not changed recently BUT as I am talking as a person supposedly with knowledge and we are a business I have to put proviso's in (the UK is breeding a suing culture these days). So far none of our pets have been in quarantine.



If you were to contact past clients who we have assisted (some who have posted about our service on Cy44) you would know that we have only them and their pets as a concern and are told that we give more help than most. We are mentioned on the KAR site I think partly because they know we get up to date information, care and help.



Jeanette, Msg 26 & 27 - I have emailed (to the address in your personal details) you but no response as yet; is all OK?



Pugwash


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Blade is absolutely correct for dogs coming in through Ercan, bear in mind most UK flights arrive out of hours so will need an overnight in the Govt kennels as blade says.



gavangie


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29/06/2011 15:30

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Although we drove over by car we can confirm that provided paperwork is OK and you arrive when the vet department is open then you will be allowed to take animals home for 3 weeks home quarantine. Cost is 90 ytl per animal plus in our case, 20 ytl for petrol for our escort from the port to the kennels to check paperwork. We brought 2 dogs and a cat and all are doing well.



blade


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Pugwash, It doesn't matter if they come in from Larnaca, you still need the same paperwork. Lots of the flights to the south have better hours than Ercan, plus its less flying time for the animals.



My friends brought the first dog across the green line about this time last year. South to north that is. They have shipping contacts in the Uk and have helped loads of people bring their dogs into the TRNC.



jlamby


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Message 28 thanks very much will send an email.



Message 31 - Tom yes I am fine thanks will contact you, I am just at work at the moment.



chriswife


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29/06/2011 23:52

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jlamby: yes please do it will be greatly appreciated reading thread with interest.



the best of luck keep us posted



xx



Cyprusquest


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jlamby Any news? Did you get any help from the people recommended?



jlamby


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Blade I contacted your friend Sara who has been very helpful, so thank you very much for that!



To everyone else:



I arranged flights with monarch airlines and the dogs are able to fly the same day as us so I am delighted!! The dogs have had their blood test resluts and I am due to pick their pet passports up on Friday. Once I have all the paper work I will be applying for the import licence. I have made arrangements for the pets from Larnaca to Northern Cyprus and to the quarantine which I am told as long as the pets arrive in the day they will not need to stay in quarantine overnight.



Chris wife I think you should contact monarch airlines direct on 0845689002 I will post the web address they give you an online quote they were definately the cheapest.

There is also a post from flightholiday above, unfortunately I did not contact them (sorry Ian) as I thought it would just be easier if the dogs were on the same flight as us> I will post the email add when I get home.

xx



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