Recommendations that you must keep in mind when flying with your pet


When you decide to travel to another country and you want to take your dog, it is important to consider the legal procedures and requirements of the airline, to avoid problems with the authorities and that the time spent by the animal in the airplane is safe and quiet.

It is important, before buying the ticket, to find and collect all required documents. Here we present you with some tips to get smoothly to your destination:

  • Take advice with the airline or with the travel agency on the requirements to bring an animal to the flight.
  • Make sure that your pet has all vaccines. For this, check with your veterinarian.

    · Make sure you have the original and the copy of the international certificate of health and current vaccination card, the animal must be free of fleas and ticks.

    · Have the sanitary export permit issued by the country of origin. Almost in all countries it is required the document to be translated into appropriate language.

    · Please have all the required documents, because without them you will not fly, even if you have purchased the ticket.

    · You must ensure that the pet is in good health. Some pets should not fly because they are sick, injured, they are elderly or very temperamental.

    · The pet should wear the nameplate with the name, address, phone and email at all times.

    · You must have the appropriate Kennel, according to the size of the pet, ventilated, with enough space and background with absorbent material and a secure lock metal door.

    · In the months before the flight you must get the dog used to be inside the kennel.

    · Countries of the Euro Zone require that the dog holds an identification microchip of 12 to 15 digits and vaccination against rabies.

  • Pets under 3 months can not enter the countries of the Euro Zone, because at this age they haven’t been vaccinated against rabies yet.
  • You should carry balanced meals for your pet, bowls, water, biscuits and sweets, blanket, towels, sedatives and medicines for vomiting. All of them must be approved by the vet.

    · Some airlines allow small pets (including the cage) to travel as hand luggage, in front of the passenger. Larger pets must travel in the baggage compartment.

    · It is important to know and to obey the laws of the country you are traveling to, since you can walk up to unpleasant situations with the authorities. In some situations they could request the isolation of the pet in a quarantine station, to deport your pet to the country of origin, even in extreme cases, the animal can be sacrificed.

  • You should take the medical history of the dog whit you, as it may be necessary to show to the vet at the new place of residence. Also bring your first aid kit, medications, necklace, muzzle, leash and toys.viajar-mascotas-Vueling1

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