Last week Animalcouriers were called to an unusual collection. A beautiful eight-month-old Bull Terrier pup called Amina had arrived in London from the US, with paperwork that had been wrongly administered and so didn’t meet the UK/EU entry requirements for pets travelling from the US.

Her family was devastated to hear that for Amina to be able to stay in the UK, she would need to spend up to three months in quarantine. Not wishing to place her into quarantine, the family made arrangements for Amina to be flown to Denmark from Biggin Hill airport by private jet, so that she can fulfil the entry requirement there.

But there was still the question of getting the pup from Heathrow to Biggin Hill. So Defra asked Animalcouriers to drive Amina between the two airports in our Defra-approved quarantine van.

Anyone looking to bring pets into an EU country from outside the EU is well advised to check the UK government website to understand the requirements. Of course, working with a professional pet mover, like Animalcouriers, can help to take away the majority of the headaches!

Biggin Hill airport (photo courtesy of http://www.bigginhill.co.uk/airport.htm

Biggin Hill airport (photo courtesy of http://www.bigginhill.co.uk/airport.htm