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To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on reflect the current airline regulations. We cannot predict how a given airline may enforce these regulations. Noncompliance may result in the need to deny boarding for your pet. We suggest that you minimize the disruptions that may occur by carefully following the rules of the airline you are using.

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Airline Pet Policy Kuwait Airways

Kuwait Airways pets

Kuwait Airways does not allow pets to travel in the cabin of the aircraft with the exception of medically certified service animals.

If your pet is flying Kuwait Airways, if it is an animal other than a dog or cat, or if it is a very long flight, Kuwait Airways may transport your pet in the cargo section of the aircraft as checked baggage or manifest cargo according to its regulations. This section of the cargo department has the same temperature and pressure as the passenger cabin. TIP: Be sure to tell the Captain of the aircraft that your pet is flying in the cargo hold so that they can be sure to keep the temperature at the proper level. Find more tips on airline pet travel in cargo.

If your pet is traveling in the cargo section, whether through the cargo department or as checked baggage, it must be in a pet crate that is IATA compliant. Learn more about IATA compliant pet crates.  We also suggest that you consider crate hardware for your pet's crate as more airlines are requiring it. Once you receive your crate, you will need to acclimate your dog or cat to it before traveling. Our guide for preparing your pet and its crate for travel is helpful, especially for first time pet travelers. Download Preparing Your Pet and Its Crate for Travel.

Kuwait Airways Pet Policy

Many airlines require a health certificate indicating that the pet is healthy enough for travel, is free of diseases communicable to humans and has been properly vaccinated, especially when traveling in the cargo section of the aircraft. A Health Certificate completed by your veterinarian within 10 days of travel is required by Kuwait Airways when your pet is traveling as manifest cargo.

If you are traveling to another country, Kuwait Airways will want to see that you have the proper documents to enter that country with your pet. Most countries have their own version of a Veterinary Certificate. In addition, some countries require an Import Permit. Find pet passport forms and instructions in the Pet Travel Store.

When runway temperatures are above 84F (29C) degrees at the departure airport, Kuwait Airways may refuse to board your pet as cargo or checked baggage. When the weather is very cold with a runway temperature below 45F (7C) degrees at the time of departure, Kuwait Airways may require what is called an Acclimation Certificate. Learn more about the pet travel airline temperature restrictions.

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Afshan - you can find requirements for taking a pet to Kuwait here:
Posted on 2014-06-17 03:12:38.0
Is kuwait airlines allowed american bulldog as axcess baggage with weight of about 57 kg including cage.
Posted on 2014-10-09 18:07:56.0
Jatin - we do not see that Kuwait Airways flies your route.
Posted on 2014-10-13 03:46:57.0
i want to send 2 dogs of mine to kochin,india from kuwait.they are 10 months old husky-lab mix approximately 25 kgs it necessary that i accompany them?how can i transport them to india safely through kuwait airways?
Posted on 2014-12-03 21:08:12.0
Sujit - your pets will need to be claimed by a resident of the country. They will need to be microchipped and vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days prior to entering the country. The NOC must be applied for by someone in India. Find all the requirements here:
Posted on 2014-12-05 02:48:04.0
How can we ship a puppy from Chiang Mai Thailand to Kuwait City?
Posted on 2014-12-30 05:08:37.0
Contact the cargo department of an airline that serves the entire route. You can find details on the import requirements here: You may want to inquire to PAAAFR as to the minimum age of import.
Posted on 2015-01-07 04:39:02.0

I have terrier breed ,does kuwait airways only allow certain breeds.Will I be able to take my dog which is terrier breed to india by kuwait airways with necessary documents and paperwork .
Posted on 2015-05-27 10:17:50.0

Mary - is your pet a Bull Terrier of any type? (Shaffordshire? Pit Bull?) Temperature restrictions are in place which may cause problems.
Posted on 2015-06-09 02:31:34.0

Is it possible to send chameleons to Kuwait?
Posted on 2015-06-25 21:36:26.0

If it is permitted, you will need an import permit from the Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR)
Posted on 2015-07-03 17:37:57.0

I would like to ship : 1- Shih Tzu 2- Bull terrier to Kuwait from London. is it allowed ? Thanks
Posted on 2015-07-07 17:46:36.0

I want to ship my Himalayan cat to JFK, is this allowed?
Posted on 2015-07-12 23:44:06.0

Mohamed - no airline will ship a pet as cargo when the temperatures exceed 85 degrees. Himalayan cats are snub-nosed breeds and are at greater risk. If you can find a flight that departs and lands at night or very early in the morning, perhaps.You may have an easier time if you wait until temperatures are not so hot.
Posted on 2015-07-23 04:18:08.0

The temperatures in Kuwait are hot this time of year and it is doubtful that Kuwait Airways will ship your pets. If you can find a night flight perhaps...
Posted on 2015-07-23 04:19:06.0

Can i Ship a rottweiler to Philippines from Kuwait? is there a weight limit? am planning to ship either a puppy or adult.
Posted on 2015-07-29 09:58:21.0

I live in the U.S. and I want to take my yellow napped Amazon parrot with me to Kuwait, is that possible?
Posted on 2015-09-22 05:51:31.0

Saleh - you should check with the Embassy as the regulations for birds change frequently. Also be sure that CITIES permits are not required.
Posted on 2015-09-28 03:50:09.0

I want to travel my 5months old puppy by november.. u think its a good month/temp to travel her?
Posted on 2015-10-13 11:50:18.0

Pet are not allowed in Kuwaitaiways Cabin thanks
Posted on 2016-03-14 16:29:08.0

PetTravel .Dear Sujith finally do you shipped your pets to Kuwait??
Posted on 2016-03-14 16:30:49.0

Hi Good day! im from kuwait i want to send my birds to philippines but i dont know how..
Posted on 2016-05-30 23:15:07.0