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When you are travelling with your pet or it is flying without you, it is important to choose an airline that serves the entire route from beginning to end. Our travel experts helps you in finding your airline, you will need to know their pet policies. Will the airline allow your dog or cat to fly in the cabin with you? What are the restrictions? Will your pet need to travel in the cargo hold? Find answers to all your questions from our travel experts. CALL US AT 1800-547-0086

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Carry on, check or transport your pets

Depending on the animals' breed, size and requirements, they can travel as a carry-on, be checked or transported with the Airlines Cargo. With the exception of a few breed restrictions, you can only travel with cats and dogs.

Please contact the specific Airlines Reservations desk in advance so that you can be aware of any requirements or travel changes that may affect you and your pet.

There are restrictions on specific breed of dogs as the airlines do not acceptbrachycephalic or snub-nosed dogs of any 'mix' as checked pets, such as:

  • Affenpinscher
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Boston Terrier
  • Boxer (all breeds)
  • Brussels Griffon
  • Bulldog (all breeds)
  • Cane Corso
  • Chow Chow
  • Dogue De Bordeaux
  • English Toy Spaniel
  • Japanese Chin
  • Lhasa Apso
  • Mastiff (all breeds)
  • Pekingese
  • Pit Bull
  • Presa Canario
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  • Shar Pei
  • Shih Tzu
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Tibetan Spaniel

Dogs must be at least 8 weeks old when traveling within the U.S. and Puerto Rico. If you're traveling into the U.S., your dog's age and vaccine requirements depend on your origin country's rabies risk. Dogs arriving from high-risk countries need to be at least 16 weeks old and have their rabies shots before traveling into the U.S.

To check if your origin is a high-risk country, please visit the U.S. Center for Disease Control.

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Airlines do not accept brachycephalic cats of any 'mix' as checked pets, such as:

  • Burmese
  • Persian
  • Himalayan
  • Exotic Shorthair

Cats must be at least 8 weeks old when traveling within the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Which destinations allow travel with pets?


You can travel with a pet on most flights up to 11 hours and 30 minutes or flights to / from:*

  • Within the 48 contiguous United States
  • The U.S. and Canada**
  • Alaska
  • Central America**
  • Mexico**
  • APuerto Rico
  • St. Croix
  • St. Thoma

Destination restrictions

The Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources does not accept applications to import assistance or service animals of any species other than dogs.

An assistance or service dog which is accredited by an Australian State or Territory Government will also qualify. In most cases these animals are returning to Australia.

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Carry-on pets

You cannot travel with a carry-on pet when traveling to Jamaica.

Checked pets

Some airlines do not accept pets as checked baggage for Priority Parcel Service between San Juan (SJU) and St. Kitts (SKB).

Additional restrictions

When traveling with a pet to Trinidad and Tobago (POS), you cannot arrive on a flight before 8 a.m. or after 4 p.m.

Note: You’ll be responsible for fulfilling all entry requirements and must notify the department of the dog’s intended arrival at least three (3) working days prior to export.

Within the U.S.

Pets traveling within the U.S. and Puerto Rico must be at least 8 weeks old.

To the U.S.

All dogs (carry-on and checked) traveling to the U.S must meet government regulations on vaccinations.

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Carry-on pets

You cannot travel with a carry-on pet when traveling to / from Hawaii.

Checked pets

You can travel with your pet to Hawaii as checked baggage if you:

  • Only connect via Honolulu (HNL)*
  • Follow Hawaii’s quarantine rules
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Additional restrictions

You cannot travel with your pet to Hawaii:

  • On nonstop flights to Maui, the Big Island of Hawaii or Kauai
  • If your pet is pregnant and past 45 days gestation

You cannot travel with a carry-on pet when traveling to / from:

Argentina

Brazil

Chile

Uruguay

Carry-on pets

You cannot travel with a carry-on pet when traveling transatlantic.

Checked pets

When traveling to the European Union (EU) with a checked pet, you’ll be responsible for fulfilling all entry requirements. Your pet must have a tattoo or implanted microchip that matches the identification number on their vaccination card.

Additional restrictions

Apart from service animals, you can't travel with a checked pet to the U.K. or Ireland, but you can transport dogs and cats to London (LHR) and Manchester (MAN) via American Airlines Cargo.

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Carry-on

You cannot travel with a carry-on pet when traveling transpacific.

Japan exceptions Checked pets

Although, you can travel with a checked pet from Japan to Los Angeles (LAX), pets are not allowed as checked baggage to Japan. According to USDA restrictions, animals should be offered water every 12 hours, so for travel with a checked pet to Los Angeles, you must book a flight less than 11 hours and 30 minutes. This allows time for you to check your pet and clear customs at your destination city.

If you’re traveling with a checked pet for travel from Japan, you’ll need to:

  • Make sure your pet has a microchip and documents required by the country you are traveling to
  • Notify the Japanese Animal Quarantine Service at least 7 days prior to departure to arrange an inspection
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*11 hours and 30 minutes allows time to clear customs at the arrival city **Additional special restrictions may apply when traveling with pets to / from these destinations.
Food and water

Due to Federal Regulations, you’ll need to provide written certification that:

Your pet has been fed and offered water within 4 hours (with the specific time noted) before you deliver them to the airplane

Is securely and visibly attached to the outside of the kennel

Has your signature with the date and time you signed it

Sedation

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, due to respiratory and cardiovascular problems caused by altitude pressures, in most cases, you shouldn’t give your pet any sedatives or tranquilizers before flying.

If your pet is sedated, at check-in, you’ll need to give one of our agents the name of the medication, the amount and date and time the animal took it.

Temperature restrictions

Airlines have temperature restrictions to make sure your pet isn’t exposed to extreme heat or cold:

In the animal holding areas

At terminal facilities

When moving the animals between terminal and an airplane

On an airplane awaiting departure

Heat restrictions

You cannot travel with a pet if the current or forecasted temperature is above 85 degrees Fahrenheit (29.4 degrees C) at any location on the itinerary.

Cold restrictions

You cannot travel with a pet if the ground temperature is below 45 degrees Fahrenheit (7.2 degrees C) at any location on the itinerary.

The airlines may waive the cold temperature restrictions if you have a written letter from a licensed vet that includes:

Your name and address

Your pet’s name

Your vet’s name and signature

Your vet’s accreditation date and number

The temperature your pet is acclimated to

The letter must be dated:

Within 10 days of the first flight your pet will be on

Within 30 days of any other trips in the same itinerary

You may need an additional letter for lengthy trips. If the temperature is below 20 degrees Fahrenheit (-6.6 degrees C), your pet cannot be checked even with a letter from your vet.

Several Airlines allows domesticated cats, dogs, rabbits and birds (8 weeks and over) to travel accompanied in the aircraft cabin on most flights within the U.S. An in-cabin pet may be carried in addition to a carry-on bag and is subject to a $125-$150 service charge each way depending upon the airlines. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL US AT 1800-547-0086 .

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