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Airline Pet Policy Emirates Airlines

Emirates Airlines dog

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 without me as manifest cargo? Yes

Pets Allowed: 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.

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) and pet birds (restrictions apply) as long as the flight time is less than 17 hours.

Age: 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.

Route Restrictions: 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 - 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.

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: Click here for crate requirements.
Need an IATA compliant pet crate? Have a crate already? Need accessories for your crate?

*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.

Emirates Airlines Pet Policy

Pets Permitted: 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.

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.

Breed Restrictions: see checked baggage above

Temperature Restrictions: see checked baggage above.  

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PetTravel
Yes, you can, but in the cargo hold, not in the cabin.
Posted on 2013-04-22 02:54:38.0
slim.molka
I have a mini maltese dog of 8 month , can I take it with me in emirates flight?
Posted on 2013-04-27 15:11:46.0
robjames6995
Can I take a pug dog from Thailand to the U.K? what cost would it be?
Posted on 2013-05-02 05:33:02.0
natali.gregory
can I take a guinea pig with me?
Posted on 2013-05-02 19:41:37.0
bandt.akjfn
I have an African Grey(bird), can I take it to the USA from UAE? How much will it cost?
Posted on 2013-05-06 19:00:07.0
jackiewonghk
I really have no idea now as I have asked so many airlines already and hopefully anyone can help please! How can I take my pug with me from UK to Hong Kong? I will do anything to take him back so please help!! Cheers!!
Posted on 2013-05-08 04:32:04.0

Can I take my Ferret to Pakistan from UK.
Posted on 2013-05-09 15:14:21.0
doug.mckenzie.948
I have an inquiry to transport an english bull terrier different to the above breeds prescribed. please advise if this breed is restricted from travel by air as well. thanks
Posted on 2013-06-24 05:08:04.0
may.f.khalil
can I take my small tortoise with me in the Cabin it is about 150 grams only?
Posted on 2013-06-27 21:56:57.0
rose.taghlian
Can i take my pit bull but only as transit fly emirates to zimbabwe
Posted on 2013-07-11 17:36:06.0
rose.taghlian
She is very friendly and 11 months old
Posted on 2013-07-11 17:37:12.0
massimo.bomba
How much does it cost for a dog Under 10 kg ( includes box and dog) as excess luggage ?? Can a dog travel from Italy to Australia as checked baggage ?? Thanks
Posted on 2013-07-15 17:46:57.0
PetTravel
Emirates does not transport Pit Bull breeds or their mixes. You will need to find another airline.
Posted on 2013-07-19 04:03:32.0
PetTravel
It depends on the airline. Most don't allow it, but you can ask.
Posted on 2013-07-19 04:05:35.0
PetTravel
Most likely they will not permit it, but you should ask the airline.
Posted on 2013-07-19 04:06:31.0
PetTravel
The Pet Travel Scheme only applies to dogs, cats and ferrets. Check out this website for information on birds http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/agri-foodindustry/tradeexports/importofbirds/
Posted on 2013-07-19 04:15:39.0
PetTravel
Pets must enter Australia as manifest cargo. You will have to ask the airline for the cost.
Posted on 2013-07-19 04:16:36.0
PetTravel
Sure, but it will need to travel as cargo on most all airlines.
Posted on 2013-07-19 04:17:15.0
PetTravel
You cannot take it in the cabin on Emirates. It will have to travel in the cargo hold.
Posted on 2013-07-19 04:18:07.0
PetTravel
You can do this but there are challenges finding an airline that will carry your Pug in the cargo hold, which is a requirement for entering the UK. Also, your pet will need to have a current vaccination administered after a microchip was inserted and, no sooner than thirty days later, a Blood Titer Test. Your pet can enter the UK 3 months after the blood was drawn. You will need an Annex II form filled out for the UK and a tapeworm test between one and five days of travel. You will have to check with the airlines for the cost.
Posted on 2013-07-19 04:21:33.0
PetTravel
You will need a rabies vaccination and your ferret should also have a microchip (although not required) and a recently issued health certificate.
Posted on 2013-07-19 04:23:32.0
farah.ebrahim.52
I have a cat would like to travel from india to kenya with it I would like to know the costs and the requirements needed in order to take the cat thank you!
Posted on 2013-07-21 16:54:53.0
urooj.saeed.79
Hello , I want to bring a German Shepered 4 month old puppy from Frankfurt to Karachi with me as checked baggage.Is that ok?
Posted on 2013-07-26 12:17:34.0
reem.aljabsheh
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Posted on 2013-07-31 22:06:40.0
urooj.saeed.79
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Posted on 2013-07-31 23:01:00.0
PetTravel
Pakistan is pretty pet friendly, but your puppy will need to have completed his rabies vaccination shots 30 days prior to entering. This is pretty standard worldwide. A health certificate will also be required. Check with the airline that serves the entire route. Switching airplanes is OK, changing airlines is not.
Posted on 2013-08-09 04:46:44.0
urooj.saeed.79
This was helpful thanks . Will fly with Emirates from Frankfurt to Dubai and the Dubai Karachi .Total journey would be about 11 hours including stop over in Dubai. Plan to chek in the puppy as baggage.
Posted on 2013-08-11 08:54:49.0
paola.frizzarin.7
How much dose it costs for a cat Of 4,5 kg with a box Gulliver 3 iata flying Milan Dubai?
Posted on 2013-08-12 20:45:51.0
khawar.rizvi.96
Thai airways is very pet friendly.....they are also transporting dogs as manifest Cargo....Catch any flight through Thai Airways to Karachi !!!
Posted on 2013-08-25 21:39:48.0
helen.bowers.33
Can I take my cocker spaniel and cross staffie from Lanzarote to Lusaka? I spoke to someone at emirates but they said I had to pay at the office in madrid but I live in Lanzarote!!!!! Please help!
Posted on 2013-09-07 20:40:09.0
tani.beaumont.3
I need/wish to travel with 4 pets, alone, to Islamabad from Paris, is this possible on the same plane?
Posted on 2013-09-10 18:12:22.0
samira.merchant.92
Hi great to know you are coming!
Posted on 2013-09-10 18:52:16.0
azkar.khan.35
PetTravel I am in Dubai i want to carry some Pigeons as checked baggage to Pakistan ( Peshawar air port ) what documents i will require ? Only medical certificate or anything else ?
Posted on 2013-09-14 12:39:27.0
alejandra.m.tagle
I want to fly from Bangkok to Dubai in January and I need a pet-friendly airline that will allow my Chihuahua to fly with me in-cabin. Does anyone know of an airline?
Posted on 2013-09-15 07:03:57.0
cat.nnaegbunam
good luck with that...
Posted on 2013-09-15 07:45:14.0
keelypekin
So pigs are not aloud. not even if they are pets?
Posted on 2013-09-23 18:20:20.0
PetTravel
Pigs are normally considered as livestock and not pets because, even if they are your pet, they can carry diseases harmful to other pigs and humans.
Posted on 2013-09-28 19:12:07.0
rysxnat
Hi PT, this has been extremely useful. Is there the link to emirates web that you found the above from? I was told they don't carry but I guess agents are unaware as the above came into effect only from today. I am curious about their rates, and so I hope you can direct me to the emirates policy page (updated) so i can highlight the above to the shipper companies :) Thanks!!!
Posted on 2013-10-01 04:37:11.0
haz.still
Hey. my dog is a Japanese akita. She came to Sri lanka with me from the UK in april 2011. She will need to go back to the UK soon. She is on the UK pet passport scheme. can she travel on emirates?
Posted on 2013-10-05 13:43:57.0
emma.quiviger
how about micro pigs? They're tiny. I could never leave my little Joey.
Posted on 2013-10-06 12:57:37.0
samia.hassan1991
I want to take my persian cat from ireland to pakistan. What are the requirements?
Posted on 2013-10-09 17:48:45.0
edenlouise.greenwood
How much would it be to transport my jack tussle from nz to the uk please?
Posted on 2013-10-14 10:35:18.0
edenlouise.greenwood
Jack russel sorry
Posted on 2013-10-14 10:35:49.0
lucy.macfarlane.7
You can fly with Air NZ. look at this web site http://www.defra.gov.uk/ahvla-en/imports-exports/pets/
Posted on 2013-10-14 17:35:48.0
lucy.macfarlane.7
It depends on the carrier but can cost upwards of £1000 and as little as £400 with KLM. It needs to be a registered route as per the UK Gov web site. All you need for dog is a vet certificate and a rabies shot. Are you Going home for good
Posted on 2013-10-14 17:37:11.0
helen.l.greenwood.5
yea are you coming home?
Posted on 2013-10-14 19:29:36.0
helen.l.greenwood.5
spare kennel outside lassie over at weeton!!!
Posted on 2013-10-14 19:35:12.0
edenlouise.greenwood
I was just wondering Lucy
Posted on 2013-10-14 20:51:00.0
maxmillan.dsouza
I want to carry turtle from Dubai to Mumbai, Can you tell me if this is possible and the procedure.
Posted on 2013-10-15 18:12:26.0
maxmillan.dsouza
I want to carry turtle from Dubai to Mumbai, Can you tell me if this is possible and the procedure.
Posted on 2013-10-15 18:13:58.0
nona.eyecandy
So it is possible to take a toy dog from Bangkok to Dubai in the cabin?
Posted on 2013-10-24 08:10:08.0
PetTravel
Here are some airlines to try. I have not confirmed that they will carry pets on this particular route but they do serve this route, and they do permit pets to travel in the cabin on some of their routes: Air India, Egypt Air, Royal Jordanian, Turkish Airlines, Korean Air, and Lufthansa. Good Luck!
Posted on 2013-10-27 22:59:28.0
PetTravel
Pets must enter the UAE as manifest cargo. You can find more details here: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/unitedarabemirates.cfm
Posted on 2013-10-27 23:07:42.0
PetTravel
I don't have information on taking a turtle to India. I suggest you write to this email address and inquire: dkbiswas@aphind.delhi.nic.in
Posted on 2013-10-27 23:11:29.0
PetTravel
Pakistan is pretty pet friendly. It requires a proof of a current rabies vaccination and a veterinary certificate. If your pet is not currently vaccinated, then you will need to wait 30 days prior to entering. The issue will be if you want to return to Ireland. You will need to do a blood titer test 30 days after vaccination and you will need to wait 90 days before returning. If you are planning to return your pet to Ireland, I would suggest doing the btt prior to leaving Ireland. It is good as long as your pet's vaccinations are kept current.
Posted on 2013-10-27 23:15:31.0
PetTravel
Yes, Emirates Sky Cargo is approved to fly into Gatwick, Heathrow or Manchester.
Posted on 2013-10-27 23:17:31.0
PetTravel
Not enough information to help, but I will say that you need to be careful traveling with your pet. In many cases, they fall under livestock regs which are not as friendly as for dogs and cats.
Posted on 2013-10-27 23:18:39.0
PetTravel
here you go: http://www.emirates.com/us/english/include/ASPX/contactus_faq.aspx?faqCategory=0&searchText=pets
Posted on 2013-10-27 23:20:38.0
PetTravel
I found that Air Berlin provides service out of Lanzarote, then a switch to Emirates at DUS or MAD. KLM has a flight out of Madrid through Amsterdam but the layover is 18 hours. I could see no other options than Emirates. Sorry...
Posted on 2013-10-27 23:28:35.0
traynor89
Can I book my dog onto my emirates flight to Ireland without going through an agency? I want to travel home next week.. I have all vaccinations done, all I need is a crate and a final vet check. What is the procedure to book the flight?
Posted on 2013-11-04 07:09:39.0
vanessa.mitchell.3551
Hi I'm returning to the US from Bangladesh with a cat. The flight on Emirates is likely to be more than 17 hours and through Dubai. Would she then need to fly in cargo, and is that safe? What is a comfort stop? Will they allow food and water in the crate?
Posted on 2013-11-04 08:21:58.0

YAY you are coming back!! Come to Vegas!
Posted on 2013-11-04 09:49:51.0
Dani.AlAkl
Hi i have a 1 year old Yorkshire nain terrier can it fly with me in-cabin if i want to go from dubai to lebanon with emirates airlines?
Posted on 2013-11-04 16:16:23.0
PetTravel
If you are flying Emirates, your cat must travel in the hold as pets are not permitted to fly in the cabin on any Emirates flights. A comfort stop is usually required by the airlines on flights this long. It allows airline personnel the opportunity to feed and water your pet. You should speak to Emirates about it. It is required that you have a crate with a water/food bowl attached to the door. You should attach food to the top of the crate in a zip lock or plastic bag with tape. Freeze water in the water bowl so it will defrost slowly and not spill. At the airport, you will fill out a manifest which will tell handlers when your kitty was last fed.
Posted on 2013-11-05 03:25:15.0
PetTravel
It is important to know where your dog is traveling from to answer your question. If you are entering Ireland from outside the EU, you must do so under the Prior Approval System which will require you file a Notice of Advance Notice of Import at least 10 days prior to entering Ireland. To avoid this, you can clear your dog in London before traveling on to Ireland. If you are traveling to Ireland from an EU member state, this does not apply. Emirates Sky Cargo is approved to bring animals into London as well as Dublin. I do not believe they will require an agent. You can make arrangements by calling Tel: +353-1-812-5615 or emailing Email: skycargodub@emirates.com. I would recommend calling.
Posted on 2013-11-05 03:49:32.0
shamiltrippyhippie
Hi,I need to transport my 2 month old labrador from bangalore,india to doha,qatar,could u tell me d procedure and who to contact for the same
Posted on 2013-11-06 17:58:00.0
nancy.vancaspel
Can I take my cat with me to south africa? Im flying via dusseldorf/dubai/johannesburg.
Posted on 2013-11-06 20:37:13.0
chris.saliba.716
Hi I will be taking my dog from Melbourne to Malta Via Dubai, Melbourne to Dubai around 13 hours around 3 hours transit and 6 hours to Malta whole journey with Emirates how are the 17 hours calculated. Does Emirates provide a crate or do I need one.
Posted on 2013-11-08 13:53:28.0
george.a.diwan
Hello i have a jack russel in dubai he is with my sister there and i want to bring him to lebanon plz note that we want to send him by cargo and i will colkect him here in leb kindly can you advise step by step how should i do it? Thx george
Posted on 2013-11-12 09:52:40.0
daria.kobozeva
1) find a cargo that fits you with the price, timings and the procedure, 2) make sure dog has all planned vaccination done 3) buy a proper cage, approved by cargo company 4) 10 days before flight visit an official gov vet for certificate ( usually the airport, where cargo office is located, has one, so you can pay, approve the cage and get the certificate at the same time); note, usual vets that we take our pets to wont work, only gov. 4)don't be late to drop the dog before flight and don't be to early to collect him after arrival;)) That's how it works for Russia, you can call to any cargo comp and have the details, what Lebanon requires Good luck, George, we'll miss Joda!
Posted on 2013-11-12 11:42:32.0
daria.kobozeva
Dubai Cargo village has its own vet, just call them to know the timings
Posted on 2013-11-12 12:02:04.0
PetTravel
Your pet will need a microchip inserted prior to the rabies vaccination. You can find the order of steps here: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/Lebanon.cfm
Posted on 2013-11-18 02:17:27.0
PetTravel
I would not recommend that you count on Emirates for a crate. You should find one in Melbourne prior to departure and get your pet acclimated to it. If you need requirements for taking your pet to Malta, you can find them here: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/malta.cfm
Posted on 2013-11-18 02:20:54.0
PetTravel
In order to travel in the cabin on an international flight, most airlines require that a pet weighs less than 8kg. Your pet's carrier must fit under the seat in front of you, and your pet must be able to stand up and turh around in the carrier. If your airline permits pets to fly in-cabin on this route, you should be fine, but your airline must allow it. The cost differs for each airline. I am not sure which airline you are considering.
Posted on 2013-11-18 02:25:33.0
PetTravel
Qatar, as most countries, requires that your puppy be vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days prior to entering the country. Usually, a puppy is not fully vaccinated until around 3 months. There are instances where a puppy is permitted to travel on their mother's rabies vaccination information, but you would have to contact the Embassy to find out that information. You will also need an Import Permit. If you are looking for a transport agent, you can try IPATA.org and search for a pet transporter in India.
Posted on 2013-11-18 02:28:38.0
PetTravel
You must have an Import Permit for entry to South Africa. Also, your cat must be microchipped and vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days prior to entering. Then a health certificate must be completed. You can find details here: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/SouthAfrica.cfm
Posted on 2013-11-18 02:31:32.0
PetTravel
Unfortunately, Emirates does not permit pets to travel in the cabin. You may try Egypt Air as they serve this route.
Posted on 2013-11-18 02:34:39.0
yvonne.naughton
Hi Sean, We are thinking of taking our dog to Ireland early next year. I just saw you comment and was wondering how your dog travelled and did it all run smoothly. Thank you. Yvonne
Posted on 2013-11-26 05:04:09.0
PetTravel
Caitlin - you will have difficulties flying with a pet into India. They recently changed the rules and require you to be moving to India to bring a pet in the country. (http://www.pettravel.com/blog/index.php/pet-travel-to-india/) You can enter by land from a neighboring country, but we are not familiar with that process.
Posted on 2013-11-29 19:13:15.0
slillicrap
Hi I am trying to get a cat from Sudan to the UK how long does it take to get clearance authorisation for transit in Dubai with Emirates. Flying as air cargo. Thanks Susan
Posted on 2013-11-30 15:53:20.0
jenny.poliviou
Hi please I need a big help from u guys I want to take my little baby from cyprus to australia with me what is the policy in australia! Does anyone knows how to help me plsssss
Posted on 2013-12-01 17:06:25.0
ladyblue1s
Hi, I am in dubai, and i have a persian cat and im going to bring it to philippines , this coming end of January,vaccination is complete, where should I go to complete the requirements, and what should I take, and where I have to go . Thanks laila
Posted on 2013-12-04 18:40:08.0
PetTravel
You will need an Import Permit to bring your pet to the Philippines. Your veterinarian will complete a health certificate and you will need proof of rabies vaccination. Consular endorsement is required. You can find details here: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/philippines.cfm
Posted on 2013-12-06 04:41:57.0
PetTravel
I would think that Emirates should be able to provide you with that information. Perhaps I do not understand your question...
Posted on 2013-12-06 04:44:02.0
pfaizan
How can i get my Alsatian Dog and Cokatoos from pakistan to uk. And how much its going to cost?
Posted on 2013-12-10 05:03:01.0
pfaizan
Do i need any agent or i can just take it by my self?
Posted on 2013-12-10 05:03:50.0
PetTravel
The UK has no rules for birds, but most likely the airlines will require a health certificate. Your dog must follow a process to enter the UK and it will require some preparation to avoid quarantine. First your vet must microchip your dog, then vaccinate for rabies. No sooner than one month later, your vet does a Blood Titer Test and sends the sample to an approved lab. Assuming results within acceptable limits, your pet can enter the UK 90 days after the blood was drawn. Within 10 days of travel, your vet will fill out an Annex II form and your pup will need a tapeworm treatment between one and five days before entering the UK. You can find more details here:http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/UnitedKingdom.cfm An agent is required to take your pet from the airplane to the animal clearance center where you will pick him up. Your airline can arrange for one or you can do so yourself.
Posted on 2013-12-13 00:21:35.0
PetTravel
Australia has very strict import rules because they are pet friendly. You will need an Import Permit and your pet needs to be microchipped, vaccinated for rabies and other diseases and a Blood Titer Test must be administered. If you finish the requirements 180 days prior to entry, then your pet will be quarantined for only 10 days. You can find details on all of this here: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/australia.cfm
Posted on 2013-12-18 03:18:33.0
lisa.reberrider
I am going to bring my small dachshund mix from Phoenix AZ to Dubai, and am feeling distressed about it. I'm wondering, logistically, how it'll work. We usually fly from Phx to, say, Dallas and then take a direct Emirates flight to Dubai. Do they take dogs on long haul flights like that? It seems a bit cruel. Is it better to take a different airline and go through Europe so as to have a layover? How is this best done?
Posted on 2014-01-11 20:40:49.0
PetTravel
The airlines do accept pets in the hold on long haul flights. The Dallas direct to Dubai is probably the best route to take despite the fact that it is a long flight. Most pets sleep for the better part of the trip. However, another option would be to ask Lufthansa or KLM if they will carry your pet in the cabin to the EU, then check your pet as cargo for the final leg of the journey. Both of these airlines have good facilities at their hub airports where they can care for your pet during the trip. You might call them for details.
Posted on 2014-01-13 03:45:56.0
michelle.vanderploeg
I am flying from Australia to Dubai in March and keep getting conflicting information from Emirates staff. One person tells me Emirates do not load pets onto passenger planes and I have to get her on a cargo plane. Another says yes but didn't know any further information as to the process. Can you please tell me EXACTLY what the process is? Does she fly as cargo on our plane under our ticket cost or does she need her own ticket? Flying out of Melbourne to Dubai small 7kg Fox Terrier
Posted on 2014-01-13 08:42:09.0
brooke.grayling
I think she gets her own ticket & it's fairly pricey. I looked into taking my dog to Ireland & I ended up not going ahead & leaving him home with family. Plus if ur not going to be overseas forever it's a nightmare bringing a dog back into Oz with quarantine etc.. Good luck with it all :-)
Posted on 2014-01-13 11:40:43.0
manahil.shah
Hey i wanto travel from usa to dubai with my kitten who is almost a year now, hes persian. What would be the charges? Hes fairly light and small. And also what paper work does he need? Hes vaccinated fully and neautered.
Posted on 2014-01-14 06:49:47.0
melissa.pereiragandhi
Hi. Is there a difference in price in travelling with a pet as excess baggage vs. pet cargo? I am travelling with a 5 year old dog from Dubai to Toronto.
Posted on 2014-01-14 10:49:18.0
iftekhar.h.akash
hai .am going to bangladesh from dubai in april.can i take my cockatoo bird with me? if yes then how.and what is the procedure.
Posted on 2014-01-14 16:11:17.0
PetTravel
The UAE requires that pets arrive as manifest cargo. You will need to contact Emirates Sky Cargo to make your pet's reservation: http://www.skycargo.com/english/contact-us/global-offices.aspx
Posted on 2014-01-15 04:05:41.0
PetTravel
The United Arab Emirates require that all pets enter the country as manifest cargo. You will need to contact Emirates Sky Cargo for the cost if this is your airline of choice. Your kitty needs a microchip and an Import Permit. He will also need a veterinary/health certificate. You can find details and links to forms and instructions here: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/unitedarabemirates.cfm
Posted on 2014-01-15 04:09:13.0
PetTravel
If you are accompanying your pet, you can fly them as checked baggage as long as your airline offers that service and you don't have a very large dog. It is less expensive than manifest cargo, however, when pets travel as manifest cargo, they are tracked and cared for on layovers. Pets traveling without a passenger or very large pets travel as manifest cargo.
Posted on 2014-01-15 04:12:03.0
PetTravel
We do not have information on importing a bird to the UAE. You should be able to find information by contacting the Ministry of Environment & Water Department of Animal Health. Sorry I could not be of more assistance.
Posted on 2014-01-15 04:16:07.0