Cars This indicates a link to an external site that may not follow the same accessibility or privacy policies as Alaska Airlines. Hotels This indicates a link to an external site that may not follow the same accessibility or privacy policies as Alaska Airlines. Flight Pass This indicates a link to an external site that may not follow the same accessibility or privacy policies as Alaska Airlines. The only option left is for your pet to travel in the cargo hold. But in addition to adhering to the IATA Live Animals Regulations, some countries and airlines have their own specific requirements for the carriage of live animals.
You may view more information about form requirements on theUSDA-APHISwebsite at and whether forms need to be authenticated. The most common form that will need authentication is7001 USDA-APHIS Form. If the temperature is below 20 degrees Fahrenheit (-6.6 degrees C), your pet cannot be checked even with a letter from your vet. You cannot travel with a carry-on pet on transpacific trips.
Please ensure you retain all paperwork for the animal as you may be asked to present documentary evidence of the animals’ compliance with the pet travel rules throughout your journey. Pets must be accompanied by their owner or an authorised person. Effective July 14, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention implemented a temporary suspension for dogs entering the United States from high-risk countries for dog rabies. Visit pet immigration for the latest restrictions and requirements.
Travelling with Trained Service Dogs
You cannot travel with a carry-on pet on transatlantic trips. You cannot travel with a carry-on pet when traveling to / from Hawaii. When traveling with a pet to Trinidad and Tobago , you cannot arrive on a flight before 8 a.m. You cannot travel with a carry-on pet when traveling to Jamaica. Commercial dogs will not be permitted to enter Canada from the identified high-risk countries.
You may also find some useful information from IATA on theTraveler’s Pet Cornerpage about preparing your pet for travel. Let us look after your whole family, even those furry and feathered members. We’ve been transporting pets of all shapes and sizes since the 1950s as the cargo handling arm of British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, Vueling and LEVEL. With our support and expertise, we’ll make sure your pets are quickly transported to wherever your travels take you.
General conditions of carriage of an animal
According to USDA restrictions, animals should be offered water every 12 hours, so for travel with a checked pet to LAX or DFW, you must book a flight 12 hours or less. Our hands-on staff are dedicated to the highest standards of love and care while your pet travels with us. We have a team of experienced consultants, veterinarians and animal handlers here to give you peace of mind over your pets travel itinerary.
If the captain knows that pets are on board, they may take special precautions. If you plan to bring your pet on vacation, driving is usually a better option. If you can’t travel by car, your pet will probably be healthier and happier if you leave them behind under the care of a pet-sitter or boarding kennel. But there are times when that won’t be possible and you’ll have to determine whether the benefits of flying outweigh the risks. We do not encourage the use of sedatives and tranquilizers in animals being transported either in cabin or cargo hold due to the potential for adverse effects during transport. This view is endorsed by veterinary organizations such as the American Veterinary Medical Association, which provides more information on this topic.
Check the European Union website for a list of “rabies controlled” countries from which the rabies titer test is not required. You can travel with your pet carrier and 1 personal item, but you will not be permitted to bring a carry-on bag in addition to a pet carrier and personal item. Japanese animal quarantine serviceOpens another site in a new window that may not meet accessibility guidelines.