Relocating pets: Finances & FX

Euan Robb

Moving homes can be a taxing endeavour, and the challenges are made even more complex when relocating internationally. But when it's about our furry friends, it's not just about packing boxes and booking flights; it's about ensuring they have a safe and comfortable transition too.

In this guide, we'll walk you through the essentials of relocating pets internationally and introduce you to the value of choosing Equals Money's international payments service for your foreign exchange needs.

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Considerations when relocating pets internationally:

1. Know the requirements

Different countries have different regulations when it comes to importing pets. It's vital to understand quarantine laws, vaccination requirements, and any specific health certificates your pet might need.

  • UK pet passport: If you're relocating from the UK, your pet might already have a pet passport, which makes travelling within the EU relatively simpler. However, for countries outside the EU, you'll need to check the specific requirements.

2. Choose the right carrier

Airline policies regarding pet travel vary. Research and select an airline that is known for its pet-friendly policies. Also, ensure you have an IATA-approved carrier for your pet that provides ample space for them to move and breathe.

3. Consider a pet relocation service

If the process seems overwhelming, consider hiring a pet relocation service. They will take care of everything from paperwork to transportation, ensuring your pet's journey is as smooth as yours.

4. Prepare your pet

  • Vaccination and check-ups: Ensure your pet is up-to-date with their vaccinations and have a complete check-up before the move.
  • Familiarise with the crate: Allow your pet to spend time in their carrier before the move to reduce anxiety.

5. Handle finances efficiently with Equals Money

With all the expenses involved in relocating, it's crucial to manage your finances effectively. Whether it's making payments abroad for a pet relocation service, booking flights, or handling other expenditures, Equals Money offers seamless international payments.

By choosing Equals Money for your foreign exchange needs:

  • You get competitive exchange rates for over 140 currencies, ensuring you get the most out of every transaction.
  • Benefit from fast and secure transactions, with same-day and next-working-day payments.
  • Rest easy knowing you have a trustworthy partner managing your international finances, so you can focus on your pet's well-being.

6. Once you arrive

Upon arrival, give your pet time to adjust. The new environment can be daunting for them. Ensure they have familiar items around and give them extra love and attention during this period.

In conclusion

Relocating pets internationally is a significant undertaking, but with the right knowledge and preparation, it can be a hassle-free experience for both you and your pet. And when it comes to handling your finances efficiently during this process, Equals Money is here to make your journey smoother.

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