PROTECTAPET, are the only Pet Healthcare Company that can offer you this unique pet travel cover. This plan has been designed by the Protectapet team to provide pet lovers and owners with the facility to protect their valuable pets whilst on holiday, in transit, in quarantine or whilst travelling by land, sea or air. It is the only one of it's kind in the world! (That we know of).
When our pets are taken away from us and put into the care of transport companies or individuals we do not know or have never used before, we place our trust in those companies. We hope that they will keep our pets safe but we still worry about them. When moving country or emigrating to another country, our pets can be out of contact for many days. If anything were to happen, whether your pet became ill or had an injury or accident, we would all want immediate action taken to alleviate the problem without worrying about the costs involved.
Cover your pets anywhere in Europe and only pay for what you need when you take your pets on holiday.
We at Protectapet offer 30, 60, 90 or 180 day pet travel packages that can be used at anytime over a 12 month period.
Protectapet provide an option to include European Pet travel cover when you take out any of our Pet Healthcare Plans. With this unique cover, your pet is protected wherever you travel within Europe.
We may just get in the car and travel to our destination over a period of a few days, weeks or months. With a Protectapet Travel Cover plan you will not need to worry about accidents, illnesses and emergencies during your holiday or during the journey there and back. You may be a foot passenger on a ferry crossing or flying with your pet. Don´t worry any more as we will protect your pet wherever you are.
As travel plans are unique to each individual case, each quotation will be based on the information you submit relating to your pets journey, holiday or transportation method. In the event of a claim, you will need to produce a certificate that is dated no more than 30 days prior to your date of travel, certifying that your pet is in good health and is fit to travel.
On 1 January 2021, the UK became an EU "part two listed" country.
This means pets from England, Scotland and Wales can travel within the EU's borders as long as owners obtain an animal health certificate (AHC) first.
The AHC confirms that your pet is microchipped and vaccinated against rabies.
You need to get a new certificate each time you travel with your pet, and you must obtain it within 10 days of your departure date.
The document is valid for four months but only covers a single trip into the EU, onward travel within the EU and re-entry to Great Britain.
United Kingdom Pet owners used to be able to freely travel with their pet dog or cat to European Union countries as long as they had a pet passport and the animal was microchipped.
Since the United Kingdom has left the European Union new rules have come in to force.
Protectapet healthcare plans will also cover the theft or loss of your pet documentation replacement costs up to a maximum of € 750.00 depending on the type of plan you contract with Protectapet.
Pet Air travel companies can also offer you kennel and boarding services at either end, so that if you are not going to be there when your pet arrives, it will be safe and secure in a recommended Kennel or cattery for as long as you need it to be. Animals travelling by air require a suitable travel box. These are often supplied by the Pet Transport Company tailor made to suit the size of your pet and meet IATA guidelines. Plastic travel boxes are available in a variety of sizes that are often suitable for air travel.
You can often carry your pet with you on the aircraft. Be aware that the documentation can take time and it is best to plan well ahead of your expected departure date and allow time for the collection and delivery of documents, crates, insurance, veterinary certificates and to fulfill any obligations that might be required by the country you are flying to.
Make sure that the vehicle is suitable for your pet and that they have air-conditioning and/or an electric airflow system.
Make sure that your pet has a suitable travel compartment, is comfortable and that it is big enough for the journey.
If you are using a regular pet transport company, ask to see the vehicle and make sure that it is clean and disinfected after each trip. Foul smells, lingering stains and rubbish will alert you to the type of cleanliness your pet will travel in.
Ask them for their routine stopping places and what periods they use for breaks, feeding and animal walks. If they are completing a long journey, be sure to ask where they will be kept overnight. Being left in a vehicle at night can be very stressful for your pet.
Ask if they provide Face time and or video updates. Some Transport companies will post regular updates either to their Facebook pages or directly to you, to give you peace of mind.
Remember to ensure that all your pet passports, inoculations, vaccinations, vet checks and documentation are completed and up to date before you travel. Make copies of these documents incase the originals are lost.
There are a lot of PET transport Companies offering 'cheap' unaccompanied transportation of pets by road within Europe. Some copy websites and details of approved, licenced and accredited companies. Do check their documentation and if you can, visit them and have a look at their vehicles. This will give you an immediate indication of the type and quality of service that they offer.