Which airlines require a health certificate for pets?
Most US airlines do not require a pet in the cabin to have a health certificate. (As you’ll see in the table below, the only exceptions are Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines – and again, you should expect the ticket agent to ask for documentation.)
Do all airlines require a health certificate for pets?
Check with the airlines as they may have breed and size restrictions. Most airlines also require a veterinary inspection certificate (sanitary certificate) issued within 10 days of travel. Federal regulations require pets to be at least 8 weeks old and weaned at least 5 days before flight.
What is United Airlines’ pet policy?
United Airlines welcomes passengers with small pets (dogs, cats and rabbits) in the cabin. Pets must remain inside their carrier under the front seat throughout the trip. Only one adult cat or dog is allowed in each cage. The in-cabin pet fee is $125 each way on United Airlines flights.
What do I need to travel with a pet?
The USDA requires your pet to be at least eight weeks old and fully weaned before traveling. Only healthy animals are allowed to fly. Airlines will not transport violent, sick or physically distressed animals.
Where is the best place to sit on an airplane with a dog?
The middle seat was the best choice for a pet carrier, with a width of 19″. The window seat was slightly narrower – just under 18 inches wide. The aisle seat had a railing that made it very narrow – between 14″-15″ wide.
Do you need a health certificate to take a dog on a plane?
HEALTH CERTIFICATES. Airlines will not transport violent, sick or physically distressed animals. All pets crossing state lines, except guide dogs, must be vaccinated against rabies and have a valid health certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian within 30 days of travel.
What should you know about United Airlines’ pet policy?
Passengers are responsible for ensuring that all health and pet related travel documents are current and comply with local, state, federal and international entry requirements and regulations. The passenger will assume full responsibility for penalties imposed by agencies for non-compliance with health and pet entry requirements.
How old do you have to be to take a pet on a plane?
S. Airline Pet Policies. Typically, airlines require pet health certificates that are less than 10 days old, even if the destination country accepts an older one. Some countries, however, require a health certificate to be even less than 10 days old. This is an important point to check directly with the airline.
Do you need a health certificate for a service animal?
Yes, even service animals must have a health certificate to travel. States do not make exceptions for service animals. What about traveling with my pet to another country? Traveling with pets to another country also requires a health certificate. Some countries require additional forms to be completed by your veterinarian.