Fly with your pets on Emirates
There are no restrictions on the number of pets you can carry on Emirates flights. However, please be aware that some countries do impose restrictions on the number of pets that can be carried into or out of the country. For example, the import of animals into India is restricted to two pets per customer. A maximum of two adult animals of comparable size weighing up to 14kgs each may be shipped in the same container, providing they are used to cohabitation. Animals weighing over 14kgs each must travel in separate containers.
In accordance with United Arab Emirates Federal Government regulations, all animals must enter the UAE as manifested cargo. An exception is made for guide dogs for the blind (seeing-eye dogs), which may travel free of charge in the aircraft cabin on direct Emirates flights from European Union member states or to or from the US and Canada.
Emirates requires at least 48 hours advance notice that a passenger with a disability intends to travel with a guide dog in the cabin so that arrangements can be made to receive the animal in the passenger terminal at Dubai Airport.
A guide dog may be seated with the passenger in the aircraft cabin if the animal can be accommodated without obstructing the main cabin aisle or emergency exit row. Due to safety regulations, passengers traveling with guide dogs won’t be allocated exit-row seats. All other service dogs will be subject to the usual cargo rates. The passenger must provide credible evidence that the animal is a service dog and is in possession of the requisite health and other entry/exit permits required for the animal to travel into the UAE/USA or Canada.
Health, breed and age restrictions
Emirates will not accept dog & cats less than 4 months of age and Emirates will not accept certain breeds of dogs and cats, including snub nosed, as these animals, variably, are susceptible to increased risk of heat stroke (when exposed to stress or temperatures above 21C), breathing difficulties or increased travel stress.
Emirates has identified the following such breeds:
|American Staffordshire Terrier||Bull Terrier||Burmese|
|American Pit Bull Terrier||Chinese Pug||Exotic|
|Boston Terrier||Chow Chow||Hymalayan|
|Boxer||Dutch Pug (Mopshond, Muops Hund, Carlino)||Persian|
|Brussels Griffin (Petite Brabancon)||(English) Bulldog|
For all routes, the charge for the animal(s) and container will depend on the weight and size of the animal plus cage combined. These charges will apply in all cases, even when no other checked baggage is being carried.
|ANIMAL – CAGE||PRICE|
|When the animal and cage combined do not eceed 23kg and 59 inches / 150 cm||500 USD|
|When the animal and cage combined weigh between 24 – 32 kg and dimensions between 59 inches / 150 cm and 118 inches / 300 cm||650 USD|
|When the animal and cage combined weigh over 32kg and dimensions between 59 inches / 150 cm and 118 inches / 300 cm||800 USD|
|When the cage dimensions exceed dimensions 118 inches / 300 cm||Cargo|
For more information, you can have a look on the website of Emirates.