Travelling with animals
Remember that airlines usually charge an extra fee for allowing an animal to travel inside the aircraft. Inform the airline at the time of booking that you will be bringing an animal on board - the number of animals permitted on board is often limited. Larger animals can sometimes be transported as air cargo in compliance with special regulations. Contact your airline to find out what rules and charges apply.
If you want to travel by plane with your pet, there are a few important things to remember:
- You must declare your pet with your airline at the time of booking as the number of pets allowed to travel in the same time is limited!
- Pets must be transported in special cages (except for guide-dogs for the blind), appropriate to their weight and size. When buying a cage, make sure it is big enough that the pet can stand up in it, turn around and lie down freely. In order to minimise stress caused by the journey, buy it early enough that your pet will have time to get used to it. Remember – regardless of the journey length – place some soft, familiar bedding inside the cage. You can also put a small toy in there to try and make the journey more pleasant for your pet.
- You must pay a fee for your pet and the price depends on its weight (calculated together with the weight of the cage).
- The pet is carried as passenger luggage in the cabin (but the weight of the pet with the cage usually cannot exceed 8kg), or in the plane’s luggage compartment (information on acceptable cage size when transporting pets in the luggage compartment should be obtained at the time of booking).
- Don’t forget to take an up-to-date vaccine book (this particularly concerns vaccination against rabies) and certificates from your veterinarian that satisfy regulations in the country of departure, the country of destination and any other countries where changes are required.
- When travelling to EU countries and also to Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and Vatican City, you must additionally take your pet’s passport, which must be consistent with EU standards, and do not forget that your pet must have an implanted microchip (electronic identification system) or a legible tattoo.
- When travelling to Great Britain, Ireland, Sweden and Malta, apart from the documents and microchip mentioned above, you must also carry up-to-date antibodies tests results. The period during which these tests should be carried out is different for each of these countries – before departure, check the regulations on this issue in the country of your destination. Information on treatments and vaccinations in this area must be indicated in the passport.
More informations regarding travelling with Animals can be found on Chief Veterinary Inspectorate
Located near the Parking (P2), the paddock is equipped with a bench, baskets, drinking water and obstacles such as hurdles, ramps and jumps. We encourage all passengers traveling with their pets to visit this place.