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Pets

They can travel with you in the aircraft cabin or as baggage in the hold

Pets

Iberia does not permit the carriage of weasels (ferrets, pine martens, etc.)

Please find out what documentation you need to travel with your dog, cat, tortoise, bird, etc. Bear in mind the legal regulations and conditions to take them.

You can request the service through your Iberia office or travel agency in order to guarantee the service.

Acceptance in the hold

Carry them in the hold in an appropriate cage or pet pack: resistant, secure, comfortable and ventilated. Contact the Booking Office when you buy your ticket.

To be able to carry your pet in the hold you must put it in a cage or pet pack that complies with international regulations:

  1. Made of resistant and secure material with a lock to guarantee that it won’t open at any time.

  2. Adapted to the animal's size and in good condition to ensure the animal's safety.

  3. Ventilated and with a waterproofed floor.

The number of cages or pet packs and their sizes is limited by the type of aircraft. If you intend to fly with your pet you should contact the Booking Office for authorisation. The trip can only be authorised when all of the flight legs are confirmed.

Charges for the carriage of pets in the hold, in each direction

Charges for the carriage of pets in the hold, in each direction
Spain, Europe, Africa and the Middle East America and Asia Originating in America* or Israel
120€ 300€ 300 USD

Single charge payable exclusively at the airport

*For flights operated by Air Nostrum the maximum size allowed for pet carriers is 65cm x 83cm x 56cm.

* For flights out of Brazil (return), the charge per animal is USD 240

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Acceptance in the cabin

Take them with you in the cabin if they don’t weigh more than 8 kg. (including their cage or pet pack) with previous authorisation from the Booking Office

Some pets can travel in the cabin with you, if you get authorisation from the Booking Office and if the pet meets these conditions:

  1. 8 kg. maximum weight including cage or pet pack.

  2. Maximum container measurements are 45 cm long, 35 cm wide and 25 cm height and the sum of the three dimensions cannot exceed 105 cm.

  3. The cage or pet pack should be strong, ventilated, with a waterproof floor and it should be safe.

  4. To carry birds, please ensure that the cage is strong, locks securely and that no food or drink can spill. The cage must also always be covered.

  5. You can carry several animals of the same species in the same container if they are small and light enough.

  6. You pet should travel with you without bothering the other passengers. It must stay inside its container/cage during the whole flight and its care is your responsibility.

  7. Animals with special characteristics, e.g., a strong odour, etc., may bother other passengers and the crew, and you will not be able to carry them.

  8. For safety reasons, do not occupy a seat in the aisles next to the emergency exits.

Charges for the carriage of pets in the cabin, in each direction

Charges for the carriage of pets in the cabin, in each direction
Spain Europe, Africa and the Middle East America* and Asia
25€ 50€ 150€

Single charge payable exclusively at the airport

* If the origin is America the rate per animal is USD 150 per animal, except for return flights with origin in Brazil. The charge per animal for those flights is USD 240.

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Legal limits and documentation

You can take your pet with you so long as you meet all the legal requirements and have the necessary documentation.

Veterinary passport for travel with dogs and cats as pets.

New regulation on the carriage of pets between EU Member States:

Travel within domestic territory

You do not need a special veterinary ID to travel within Spain; you just have to have the animal’s official health card with you. Vaccine requirements in Spain are limited to a rabies vaccine, which is mandatory for dogs in some Autonomous Communities and voluntary in others.

Travelling to European Union member states (except Finland, Malta and the United Kingdom).

Animals must have a PET PASSPORT indicating that:

  • They have been identified with an electronic microchip or a readable tattoo.

  • They have an up-to-date rabies vaccination.

Animals less than three months old require special authorisation from the health authorities of the member states.

Travelling to Finland, Malta and the United Kingdom.

In addition to the rules for the other member states of the European Union, the following applies to pets travelling to any of these countries.

  • If you are travelling with your dog from a country other than Finland, Malta or the United Kingdom, you must provide proof that it has been treated for tapeworm no more than 120 hours (five days) and no less than 24 hours before you arrive at your destination.

  • IBERIA is still not authorised to transport animals to the United Kingdom and will there-fore not accept any pets for this destination.

Pets (except ferrets) shall travel with a pet passport that meets the same requirements as above. Additionally, you should be able to prove they have had a clean rabies neutralising antibodies test (blood test).

Journeys from other countries with favourable conditions to the European Union:

For some European countries (Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican), entry will be admitted according to the applicable national regulations (except Finland, Malta and the United Kingdom).

They will also be admitted entry into European states (except Finland, Malta and the United Kingdom) from certain rabies-free countries (Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Aruba; Ascension Island; Australia; Barbados; Bahrain; Belarus; Bermuda; Bosnia and Herzegovina; British Virgin Islands; Canada; Cayman Islands; Chile; Croatia; Dutch Antilles; Falkland Islands; Fiji; French Polynesia; Hong Kong; Jamaica; Japan; Malaysia; Mauritius; Mayotte; Mexico; Montserrat; New Caledonia; New Zealand; Russian Federation; Saint Helena; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Pierre and Miquelon; Saint Vincent and Grenadines; Singapore; Taiwan; Trinidad and Tobago; United Arab Emirates; United States of America; Vanuatu; Wallis and Futuna) with a valid certificate that meets applicable national regulations.

Journeys from other countries with other conditions to the European Union:

For cases of entry from some countries with an unfavourable situation with regard to rabies not included in the point above, entry will be admitted into European states (except Finland, Malta and the United Kingdom) with a certificate that meets applicable national regulations certifying that the animal has had a rabies vaccination or, where applicable, a booster shot in accordance with the recommendations of the manufacturer laboratory, with an inactivated vaccination of at least one antigen unit per dose (WHO standard) and that the animal has had a blood test to confirm a neutralising antibody titration at least equal to 0.5 IU/ml in a sample taken by a qualified veterinarian at least 30 days following vaccination and 3 months before the trip.


More information at:

www.colvema.org

http://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/travel/carry/animal-plant/index_en.htm

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And remember

  • Your pet can travel in the cabin or as baggage in the hold.
  • If it weighs up to 8 kg, including the cage or pet pack, you can take it with you in the cabin.
  • Check that you have all the legal documentation and permits.
  • You will require confirmation from the Booking Office.
  • Carry them in a suitable cage or pet pack.

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