If you are planning for your next trip to undertake the fascinating adventure of doing it with your pet, in this note we help you organize.
It is convenient that you inform yourself in advance, and know the requirements to follow to turn your vacation into an optimal experience. For that, we’ll provide a series of tips to guide you.
How to process the necessary documentation in time?
Each country may require the documentation that it deems appropriate when allowing pets to enter its territory. That is why you should find out what administrative requirements you must meet. In the embassy of your destination they will be able to inform you about it.
One of the main requirements is that you have your veterinary medical certificate that proves good health and medical history (vaccines, deworming treatments, etc.) An important fact is that the issuance of this document can be made up to 10 days in advance.
Travel assistance: you and your pet insured to any destination in the world!
There are several alternatives to provide an additional assistance service such as:
- reimbursement for veterinary care and medication
- compensation for damages caused during your stay away from home, among others.
In this way, you will protect your pet in case it becomes ill, suffers an accident or generates an accident and affects third parties, something that’s important to preserve your peace of mind during your stay abroad.
They have international territorial validity, so anywhere in the world you can make use of these coverage. And so travel calmly knowing that in the event of any mishap that arises with your pet, you will be able to count on the emergency center 24 hours a day to resolve the incident and that nothing interrupts your rest.
Since travel with animals increases every year, finding a way to add them up might not be as difficult as you might think. Although today there are more airlines that allow you to travel with your pet, many of them have a policy on the subject, which considers the breeds that can travel, size, weight, etc.
When it comes to choosing a pet-friendly airline, the best rated are:
- Air Europe
- Blue Air
- Touch Portugal
- Wizz Air
One of the most important things when traveling with pets on a plane is to choose a suitable transport bag, that is, one that guarantees maximum comfort for your pet and, at the same time, complies with IATA regulations.
In general, cats and dogs under 8 kg go in the cabin and the rest in the hold. Service or assistance animals, such as guide dogs, always go in the cabin and travel free of charge.
If your pet travels in the cabin of the plane, you should make sure to bring some toys or items that are familiar to him, so that he feels more comfortable. Packing some food in your carry-on bag is another great way to help your pet relax on the go. And your blanket for the temperature changes of the plane is also extremely important.
How compatible is the pet friendly hotel you chose?
Today there are many hotel chains that are pet-friendly. Airbnbs typically have a pet-friendly filter that you can check before booking.
With the aim that these special 'guests' also have a unique experience, many hotels have adapted their offer through exclusive services to their needs: a bed or sleeping basket, feeders and drinkers or a 'welcome pack' with a little toy.
And because it is important that the pet also enjoys this adventure, they facilitate to its owners detailed information about the 'pet friendly' places in the city, the best parks where to walk, the beaches that allow pets, or about those activities that they can enjoy in their company.
In recent years, a trend has developed that has to do with the rise of luxury hotels that include the following privileges - some eccentric - so that pets feel like real kings.
- Apartments exclusively reserved for pet friendly guests
- Room service for your pet
- Beds for your pets
- Assistance in transporting the animal to the place where the owner requests
- Heated pools, professional trainers, and even mud treatments and cranberry facials.
- Game rooms, spaces in green areas, super luxury suites and top quality food.
- Dedicated staff to provide their food or do recreational activities for them
Ready to choose your next destination? Taking your pet guarantees fun and excellent company for any trip. Disconnecting from the usual routine with them and traveling with them can become a very enriching initiative.