Pet Travel Question: Pet Insurance

Name: Gary
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Labrador
From: NYC
To: UK

Do I need to purchase insurance to secure my dog's transportation? Do you provide it? What does the insurance cover? How is value determined and how much will it cost?



Hi GB! Great question. We recently covered this topic on our blog -- there are essentially two different kinds of pet insurance (travel insurance and general coverage) and a variety of plans are available. Insurance is not required when you travel but some people choose to obtain it, so it'll be up to you to do a little research and talk to your vet to figure out the right choice for you and your dog. Again, read our previous discussion and use that as a starting point for further action.

Also, here are the Pet Import Requirements for the UK just in case you had yet to take a look. Please contact us if you have any more questions or if you'd like to speak to a Pet Relocation Specialist about planning your move. Good luck with everything, and keep in touch!


PetRelocation Team




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