A yorkshire terrier in a basket offering pet transportation business insurance by Protectapet in Spain.



Pet transportation in Spain is now a national business.  Pets are being transported all over Europe by specialised pet Transportation companies and their businesses are growing.  Many pet parents are moving to and from the Uk and Spain and with remote working they can choose where they want to work, with the  option to find better locations if they wish.   Of course we all want our pets right by our side wherever we are, so transportation is an important consideration and need.  Pet parents will consider using a transportation service because maybe  air travel can be stressful for their pets, they don’t want to drive, the drive is too long or they simply don’t have the timescale to deal with it.  This is when they will get a pet transport company to take care of and deliver their pets to their door.

Pet transportation companies require the requisite licenses and offer a personal transportation service for your pets.  The license to operate from the UK and throughout Europe is a class 2 license, long distance basis.


The vehicles they use are designed specifically for transporting pets.  Pet transporters need to hold both the 'Autorización para los Transportistas' (Animal Transporter Authorisation) and the 'Certificado de Aprobación de los Medios de Transporte' (Vehicle Authorisation Permit) which are legal requirements, according to EU legislation.  This ensures validity of the insurance policy which also includes a comprehensive pet insurance and public-liability cover.

The department of Agriculture and rural development guidance notes state that from the 5th of January 2007, transporting any live vertebrate animals inside the European Union on journeys of over 65 kilometres (approximately 40 miles), as part of an economic activity, must hold a valid Authorisation to do so.  This is a requirement of EC Regulation 1/2005 (subsequently referred to as ‘the Regulation’) which came into force on that date and is applicable across the European Union.


A Short journey Authorisation (Type 1) for journeys over 65 km and up to and including 8 hours duration.

A Long journey Authorisation (Type 2) which covers both long and short journeys.

Transporters must carry either their Authorisation Certificate or a copy of it whenever transporting animals.



Pet transportation liability insurance is also required and depending on the type of vehicle insurance contracted, can include pet liability in the policy.

Pet transportation and pet business insurance as well as pet insurance or contracting one of our European Pet Travel policies will cover your pet for emergency treatments and accidents during transportation.

Our European Pet Travel cover also gives you the option of traveling with your pets on holiday.  It can be used for a specific or specified period or for the duration of your holiday.  European pet travel plans are available for up to 180 days and arrangements can be made to provide longer term policies if you are expected to be away for more than 6 months.

Our Pet Travel policies are very affordable and can be used to cover your pet, even if being transported by others, or companies that might not have any specific cover for the animals they transport.  Liability insurance will not cover any accidents or emergencies that may occur to your pet, unless the vehicle that they are being transported in, is involved in a road traffic accident.

you do not need to have a Protectapet Diamond Plan policy in place in order to take out this cover.  European pet travel cover is available as a stand alone policy however, those with the Protectapet Diamond Plan policy will get a reduced rate  for being an existing Protectapet policy holder.

Pet transportation and pet taxi insurance in Spain

Insurance for cars and vans in Spain 

get the best from your insurance company. By using us, we can help save you money by providing you with the right Vehicle insurance, whether it be for Pet Transportation or Pet Taxi services, or if you have a company, a fleet of cars, hire cars, British registered vehicles, cars and vans, we can insure them all  and  include breakdown and recovery anywhere in Europe. 

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