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Airline Pet Policy - Emirates Airlines

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Can my pet fly with me in the cabin? No
Can my pet fly with me as checked baggage? Yes (Certain Flights)
Can my pet fly with me as manifest cargo? Yes

1.

In-Cabin Pet Policy

cat flying in-cabin Emirates does not permit any pets to travel in the cabin of their aircraft.

2.

Checked Baggage Pet Policy

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If your pet is too large to fit under the seat, it is an animal other than a dog or cat, or if it is a very long flight, Emirates may transport your pet in the cargo section of the aircraft according to its regulations. This section of the cargo department has the same temperature and pressure as the passenger cabin.

Pets Allowed:

Falcons, cats, dogs (breed restrictions apply - see below) and pet birds (restrictions apply - see below) as long as the flight time is less than 17 hours.

Age:

Dogs and cats must be older than 4 months of age.

Route Restrictions:

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.

Pets are not permitted to fly as checked baggage into the United Kingdom, South Africa, Brazil, Australia, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates.

Breed Restrictions:

See Banned Breeds below.

Temperature Restrictions:

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 Toy Spaniel, King Charles Spaniel, 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.

Emirates will not transport English or French Bulldogs at any time.

Crate Requirements:

Metal hardware should be used to fasten the top and bottom halves of the crate together. Click here for crate requirements.

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*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.

3.

Air Cargo Pet Policies

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Pets Allowed:

In addition to unaccompanied dogs and cats (breed restrictions below), 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.

Forms Required:

Health certificate issued within 10 days of travel, proof of rabies vaccination and all forms required for your destination country.

Comfort Stops

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.

Sedation

Emirates will not accept pets who have been sedated or tranquilized unless being transported between qualified agencies with a certificate from qualified veterinarian.

Temperature Restrictions:

See See checked baggage policies above

Breed Restrictions:

See checked baggage policies above

Crate Requirements:

See checked baggage policies above. More info on crate requirements.
Have a crate already? Need accessories for your crate?

4.

Airports Served

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Emirates serves over 140 locations worldwide in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the Far East, North and South America.

Emirates is also approved to fly into London Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester (accompanied pets) as well as Glasgow (accompanied pets), and Dublin (accompanied pets).

5.

Puppies and Kittens

UK puppy or kitten importThe age of your puppy or kitten permitted to fly on Emirates depends on age requirements of your destination country. Puppies and kittens should not be flown in the cargo hold prior to 15 weeks of age.

6.

Banned Breeds

Banned Dogs in UKEmirates 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.

7.

Other Animals

rabbits turtles other animalsEmirates 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.

 

8.

Need more information?

CITIES endangered turtleThe information published here is a guideline for airline pet policies for Emirates Airlines. Further detail on airline pet policies as well as pet passport information are available at minimal cost at PetTravelStore.com. We also stock all the equipment and accessories you will need for traveling with your pet. Same day shipping Monday through Friday until 4:00 PM EST.

 

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