Pet Policy Emirates Airlines
Emirates Airlines does not permit pets to fly in the cabin of the aircraft with the exception of medically certified service animals on United States and Canada routes and falcons on Pakistan routes.
pet policy does not accept animals as checked baggage except for
falcons, cats, dogs (breed restrictions apply) and pet birds (restrictions
apply) as long as the flight time is less than 17 hours. Dogs and cats must be older than 4 months of age.
When transiting Dubai as checked baggage, the connection time must not exceed 6 hours. The total transportation time for birds must not exceed 17 hours. Between May 1 and September 30, birds will not be transported, with the exception of falcons.
Breed Restrictions - as of December 15, 2012, Emirates Airlines will not permit the transport of the following breeds or their mixes: Bull Terrier (Pit Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Irish Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Irish Blue, Red Nose, American Bulldog), Bull Mastiff, Japanese Tosa (Tosa Inu or Tosa Fighting Dog), Dogo Argentino (Argentinian Mastiff or Argentinian Fighting Dog), Fila Brasiliero (Fila Braziliano, Brazilian Mastiff, Brazilian Fighting Dog).
The following breeds will be permitted only if they are transported in a CR82 reinforced crates: Presa Canario (Presa, Dogo Canario), Boerboel, Neapolitan Mastiff, English Mastiff, French Mastiff (Dog de Bordeaux), Karabash (Kangal), Causasian Ovcharka, Rottweiller, Bandog.
Emirates will only accept the following snub-nosed breeds from October 1 through April 30 in crates one size larger than the normal measurements require*: Boston Terrier, Boxer, Brussels Griffon, Chinese Pug, Chow Chow, Dutch Pug (Mopshond, Mops Hund, Carlino), English Bulldog, English Toy Spaniel, King Charles Spaniel, French Bulldog, Valley Bulldog, French Mastiff, Lhasa Apso, Japanese Chin (Chin, Japanese Spaniel, Japanese Pug), Pekinese, Pug, Shar-Pei, Shih Tzu, Tibetan Spaniel. Cats include American Burmese, Exotic, Himalayan, Persian, and British Shorthair.
Transit of snub nosed pets during other periods will be considered on a case by case basis according to Emirates Airlines pet policy.
*Length of crate = length of the pet + 50% of leg length +
7 cm (min. 17 cm additional)
Width=3 x pet width
Height = pet height + 10 cm.
Bird Restrictions - Emirates will not permit the transport of non-acclimated, wild caught birds. Any species subject to CITES requirements must be transported in cargo with prior approval.
In addition to unaccompanied dogs and cats (breed restrictions above), Emirates Airlines will transport warm blooded animals as manifest cargo with the exception of poisonous animals including reptiles and insects unless transported between quialified agencies. Additionally, animals known to product offensive odors such as skunks and minks will not be permitted. Sheep and goats will be accepted, however, only in limited numbers. Pigs of any size or breed will not be accepted.
Health certificates issued within 10 days of transport are required. Crates must be marked with contact number and all pet details.
All warm blooded animals whose total transportation time exceeds 17 hours will be subject to mandatory transit rest arrangements at the Dubai International Airport. Charges will apply and will be the responsibility of the shipper/consignee.
Emirates will not accept pets who have been sedated or tranquilized unless being transported between qualified agencies with a certificate from qualified veterinarian.
Above breed restrictions will also apply to manifest cargo.
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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.
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