Animal Sanctuary Travel Insurance
JS Travel Insurance provides Animal Sanctuary Travel Insurance coverage for volunteering in a facility where animals are kept for their protection, be that Wild or Domestic Animals, Cover for Emergency Medical Expenses and Repatriation back to the UK up to £5m. To contact us by telephone or email, 0800 043 0020 / 01273 092 757
JS Travel Insurance provides Animal Sanctuary Travel Insurance coverage for volunteering in a facility where animals are kept for their protection, be that Wild or Domestic Animals, Cover for Emergency Medical Expenses and Repatriation back to the UK up to £5m.
To contact us by telephone or email, 0800 043 0020 / 01273 092 757 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Summary of Cover
- Animal Sanctuary Travel Insurance FAQs
- What is an Animal Sanctuary?
- Voluntary Work in an Animal Sanctuary or Conservation
- Popular Locations for Animal Sanctuaries
- Common Animal Sanctuary Injuries
- Pre-Existing Medical Conditions
- Useful Websites
Summary of Cover (per person)
|Section & Cover||Silver||Gold||Platinum|
|Emergency Medical and Repatriation*||£5,000,000||£5,000,000||£5,000,000|
|Cancellation or Curtailment*||-||£3,000||£7,500|
|Loss of Passport*||-||£300||£500|
|Missed Departure / Connection||-||£500||£500|
*Excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.
Please read the Policy Wording for the complete list of Benefits.
Healix Insurance Services Ltd, on behalf of Hamilton Insurance DAC, arranges this Travel Insurance policy for Jade Stanley Ltd. Healix Insurance Ltd is registered in England and Wales under No. 5484190 and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under No. 437248. Hamilton Insurance DAC is registered in Ireland No. 484148, authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland, and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority in connection with their UK branch. Jade Stanley Ltd is registered in England and Wales under No. 03570857 and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under No. 306205.
Animal Sanctuary Travel Insurance FAQs
1. If the unexpected happens with an Animal and I need medical attention, am I covered?
We cover up to £5m for Emergency Medical expenses. For example, our policies include a 24/7 Emergency Assistance Line if you have an unexpected encounter with an animal or during your travels.
2. Am I covered if I need to be repatriated back to the UK due to an unexpected injury caused by an Animal?
If it is medically necessary, our policies include Repatriation back to the UK under the Emergency Medical Expenses.
3. Does this policy cover me to Groom or Feed the Animals in the Sanctuary?
Our Animal Sanctuary policies cover grooming and feeding the Animals, Domestic or Wild Animals.
4. I am doing voluntary work in an Animal Sanctuary or Conservation; am I covered?
Yes, this policy will allow you to do Voluntary Work whilst at an Animal Sanctuary or Conservation, whether feeding, bathing, or grooming Animals, cleaning their living space, or more.
5. Is there any exclusions on this Animal Sanctuary policy?
You must always be supervised whilst you are around any Animals at the Animal Sanctuary, and we cannot provide cover if you are using any firearms.
6. If the Animal Sanctuary is the sole purpose of my trip, am I covered?
Yes, our Travel Insurance, including Animal Sanctuary, can be covered as the sole purpose of your trip; our Single Trip Policies allow you to travel for up to 180 days with no restriction to the number of days you can spend at the Sanctuary.
7. I plan on making a few trips, including Animal Sanctuary work. Is there an Annual option available?
All three of our Animal Sanctuary Travel Insurance Annual Policies offer 31-day maximum trip length days with unlimited Sanctuary days.
8. I’m going backpacking and planning to do some Animal Sanctuary voluntary work. Can we cover this?
If you travel longer than 180 days, our provider, Longstay/Backpacker, can cover up to 18 months, including the Animal Sanctuary for Domestic or Wild Animals.
9. Can I get cover for Animal Sanctuary if I’ve already travelled?
Our provider, Adventures, can cover for Animal Sanctuary if you have already left the UK or want to do it at the last minute.
10. I have some pre-existing medical conditions; can I still get cover for Animal Sanctuary?
Again, our provider, Adventures, can cover those; please select Animal Sanctuary - Wild Animals or Animal Sanctuary - Domestic Animals.
What is an Animal Sanctuary
The Welfare of the Animals: An Animal Sanctuary is not open to the public like a Zoo. Visitors must be supervised when entering the Sanctuary to ensure the Animals remain safe, comfortable, and stress-free.
Caring for Animals is the first and foremost purpose of an Animal Sanctuary, especially where the Animals have had a problematic past. The second is educating the public.
As well as Sanctuaries, many Welfare Institutes, such as World Animal Protection, protect animals from cruelty.
Educating the Public: Animals are kept in an environment as natural as possible, but people are still allowed to see them. Seeing Animals in their natural habitats instead of cages might change how the General Public looks at them.
A better understanding of Animals and a closer insight into their life will result in deeper care for their well-being.
The Sanctuaries aim to offer a safe and comfortable haven for Animals abused, injured, orphaned, or captured and sold.
Not for Profit: Sanctuaries do not sell, buy or trade Animals but acquire them from donations. Their primary purpose is to take care of Animals with a problematic past.
Voluntary Work in an Animal Sanctuary or Conservation
Volunteering in an Animal Sanctuary is a rewarding experience, with many Sanctuaries relying on the help of volunteers in all aspects of running the Sanctuary.
Volunteer responsibilities are many; they might include helping with food preparation, feeding the animals, and maintaining enclosures.
There are many options available if you want to work in an Animal Sanctuary or Conservation; find a list of Animal Care Projects that need your help:
Popular Locations for Animal Sanctuaries
There are Animal Sanctuaries all over the world. You will encounter several, particularly when travelling around Australia and the USA. South East Asia and Africa also have their share of them, providing homes to Animals such as Elephants and Tigers.
- Chengdu Bear Rescue Centre - China
- Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary - Borneo
- Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary - Canada
- The Vervet Monkey Foundation - South Africa
- Danau Girang Field Centre - Malaysia
- Donkey Sanctuary - Cyprus
If you plan to work in an Animal Sanctuary, you must have the appropriate vaccinations. Check with your Doctor or Vaccination Centre to establish what vaccinations are required for the country you travel to.
As your duties entail working with Animals, you must have an up-to-date Tetanus shot and Rabies Vaccination.
Common Animal Sanctuary Injuries
No matter how comfortable an animal may seem around humans, it lives on instincts and, therefore, can be unpredictable.
It would be best to be careful when working with predatory Animals, regardless of size or species. Even Herbivores can be unpredictable and dangerous - they can bite, but kicking and lashing out is also possible.
Pre-Existing Medical Conditions
If you have pre-existing medical conditions and plan to work in an Animal Sanctuary whilst travelling abroad, we can provide you with a policy.
This policy does cover Direct Contact with Wild Animals. So if you feed or groom the animals, we can cover this.
Please select Animal Sanctuary / Refuge Work - Wild Animals
Our provider (Adventures) can offer travel insurance, including Animal Sanctuary if you have a pre-existing medical condition.