Bring your dog, cat, bird, fish or tortoise when you fly with us. Check the required documents, prices and conditions for travelling with them on board, in the hold or as cargo.

Can I travel with my pet?

Pets such as dogs, cats, birds and tortoises that meet the legal limitations and document requirements may be accepted as hold baggage or in the passenger cabin.

To manage your request, contact our Booking Service. You can only pay for this service at the airport.

  • Acceptance in hold

    Dogs and cats, except for snub-nosed and dangerous breeds, are accepted. Take them to the hold in a suitable carrier, i.e. resistant, safe, comfortable, ventilated and large enough to allow your pet to stand in a natural position, turn around and lie down. If the carrier does not meet the minimum acceptance conditions, it will be rejected at boarding. Pet shops and specialised transport companies usually stock suitable carriers.

    Different types of planes have different limitations regarding the number and size of pet carriers accepted in the hold. Permission to travel with your pet will only be granted when all the flights in the booking have been confirmed.

  • Acceptance in the cabin

    Dogs, cats, fish, tortoises and birds (except birds of prey) may travel with you in the cabin if they do not exceed 8 kg in weight (including the pet carrier, except in the case of guide dogs). 

    Under no circumstances may pets leave their carrier, and you are responsible for their care during the flight.

    • The maximum carrier size is 45x35x25 cm and the sum of the three dimensions may not exceed 105 cm.

    • The size and weight of the animal must be within the stated limits on both the outward and return flight.

  • Acceptance as air cargo

    If for any reason your pet cannot travel with you in the cabin or hold, you can transport it as cargo, please contact Woof Airlines.

For more information about the transport of pets, check the IATA website (available in English only) or the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of the Government of Spain (available in Spanish only).

Brachycephalic animals

Brachycephalic animals are dogs and cats with a short, snub nose and a disproportionately broad head.
The breeds are as follows:

  • Dogs: Affenpinscher, Boston Terrier, Boxer (all breeds), Brussels Griffon, Bull Mastiff, Bulldog (all breeds), Cane Corsican, Carlino (all breeds), Cavalier Spaniel, Chihuahua, Chow-Chow, Dogue de Bordeaux, English Dwarf Spaniel, Japanese Chin, Japanese Spaniel, King Charles Spaniel, Lhasa Apso, Maltese, Mastiff, Pekingese, Miniature Pinscher, Pitbull, Presa Canario, Saint Bernard, Shar Pei, Shih Tzu, Tibetan Spaniel, Yorkshire Terrier.

  • Cats: Burmese, Exotic Shorthair, Himalayan, Persian.

Iberia does not transport these pets in the hold because they are more susceptible to heat stroke and breathing problems when exposed to stress or high temperatures. However, you can take your pet on board it meets the conditions for transport in the cabin.
You can also contact Woof Airlines to find out how to transport it as cargo.

Are there any regulations on the transport of pets?

In addition to the general conditions of acceptance for pets (dogs and cats), if you are travelling between member states of the European Union you will need to carry a valid pet passport. Please keep in mind that certain countries have restrictions on the importation of pets.
To travel with your pet you will have to pay a fee of EUR 25 to EUR 300 depending on the destination. Remember, you must make your pet booking at least 48 hours in advance through our Booking offices.
For more information, check Travelling with pets.