Animalcouriers’ pet quarantine services are based on our expertise in this area, our familiarity with the regulations and our Defra-approved custom-fitted quarantine vehicle. We can arrange quarantine services for your pets travelling to the UK if for any reason they don’t qualify for PETS (the pet passport scheme). We can also help you understand and comply with import regulations that may apply in other destination countries.

Animalcouriers is a Defra-authorised quarantine carrying agent and our custom-fitted quarantine vehicle is fully certified by Defra. See our certificate.

Our pet quarantine services cover:

  • Sorting out all the paperwork for you
  • Collecting your pet from any point of entry into the UK or from a continental European location
  • Sourcing quarantine boarding in the UK
  • Delivering your animal to the quarantine kennels

why you might need quarantine services

If you’re moving your pets into the UK, you’ll need quarantine services if they don’t qualify for PETS. This could be because:

  • Your pet’s passport is inaccurate
  • The animal’s microchip can’t be read
  • You need to return to the UK before the end of the waiting period for the pet passport to become valid
  • You’re coming from a country not in the PETS scheme

Find out more about quarantine requirements from the Defra website.

Our quarantine services will also fit the bill if you’re using the UK as a transfer point, for instance, for an animal that’s travelling from Europe to New Zealand.

Depending on the situation there may be a legal alternative to UK-based quarantine kennels for animals without a valid pet passport. We can discuss these options with you.

the Animalcouriers defra-approved custom-fitted pet quarantine vehicle