14-18% OF US adults have traveled with a pet in the last 3 years. Did you or will you take your pet travel with you? This inforgraphic shows you how.
As advance arrangements for pet travel services are required, please alert your travel agent or local Airlines office at the time of booking that you will be travelling with your pet. Make sure the staff will check on space availability and provide advice on the regulations and requirements for the carriage of pets to your country of destination and/or transit points.
You may need help of pet transportational company.
In general, there are 2 ways for your pet to travel:
Accompanied (for certain breeds of cats and dogs only)
This pet travel service allows you to check-in and reunite with your pet at the passenger terminals of your flight’s departure and arrival airports.
This alternative pet travel service allows you to check-in and collect your pet from the cargo terminals at your flight’s departure and arrival airports.
In both cases, your pet will travel in full comfort in the air-conditioned cargo hold, located just beneath the passenger cabin.
Please ensure that you have the following documents ready for your pet, at least seven days prior to departure:
- Valid export/import permits from the relevant governments of your destination/transit countries.
- Valid health and rabies vaccination certificates from appropriate government authorities of your destination/transit countries.
- Any additional or special documents that may be required by governments of your destination/transit countries
Please also ensure that your pet meets the appropriate quarantine requirements. Your pet may be subjected to quarantine on arrival at your expense. The quarantine period may vary, at the discretion of your destination(s) veterinary authorities.
The design and construction of the pet container must conform to IATA LIVE ANIMALS REGULATIONS. In general, you will have to provide your pet with a correct-sized, well-ventilated, and leak-proof container which meets the following requirements:
- Enough space for them to turn about normally while standing
- Enough space for them to stand and sit erect and lie in a natural position
- Adequate ventilation on at least 3 sides (with the majority of the ventilation on the upper part of the container)
- Food and water troughs accessible for replenishment from outside of the container
- If wooden crates are used, the sides must be at least 0.5 inch thick