Can My Dog Fly With Me To New Zealand
Edward R. Forte
November 23, 2021
Travel & Outdoor
Changes to Alert Levels within New Zealand may mean there are some restrictions for flying with pets.If you're travelling between Alert Level 2 destinations, your pet is able to fly as checked baggage.Air New Zealand allows domestic pets - cats and dogs (excluding any transported for profit e.g.racing greyhounds) and small caged birds to travel as checked in baggage on all domestic services.Due to space limitations on Air New Zealand Link services (flight numbers in the 5000 and 8000 series), only one cage per customer will be accepted for travel as checked baggage.If you have more than one cage, then your pet must be pre-booked and travel as cargo.Air New Zealand sets as a minimum standard the provisions of IATA Live Animal Regulations.Each animal and cage that is checked in will be counted as a 'piece' of baggage and any excess charges will be applied as they would for additional items of baggage.If you're travelling from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch or Queenstown, your pet must be in their crate before arriving at the terminal.Air New Zealand's rules around cage requirements are there to further enhance the safe carriage of your pet throughout its journey.The portable animal container should be made from fibreglass, rigid plastic, metal, wickerwork, or wood and have a strong framework.If your rigid plastic cage has latches between the top and bottom halves it will not be accepted, unless there are bolts/screws added in each corner with at least one down each side of the cage.If your cage is longer than 60cms there must be a minimum of two bolts down each side.Doors that have a 'twist clip' around the locking pins are not permitted for travel on Air New Zealand.Applying cable ties through ventilation holes is not permitted under the IATA Live Animals Regulations as there must be no surface or edge at which your pet can gnaw or scratch.Cutting cable ties results in a sharp stub which could potentially injure you or your pet.If there are multiple birds, they must be able to perch comfortably at the same time.Please note that ATR72 and Q300 aircraft may be interchanged at short notice for operational reasons. .
Travelling or flying with a service dog - Plan
In order to accommodate you and your certified service dog (or dog undertaking recognised service dog training) Air New Zealand requires a minimum of 48 hours notice prior to your intended flight and that you check in 1 hour prior to our standard check in time.Additionally Air New Zealand complies with all legislation as required by local laws.If a standard import permit is issued without an assistance dog endorsement the dog must travel as cargo and arrangements must be made via an approved pet transporter where any applicable costs will apply.If a standard import permit is issued without an assistance dog endorsement the dog must travel as cargo and arrangements must be made via an approved pet transporter where any applicable costs will apply.It is your responsibility to ensure that all such requirements are met.If Air New Zealand declines to carry your dog in the aircraft cabin and you disagree with that decision, you may request a review via our Policy Manager at [email protected] this includes organisations as set out in the New Zealand Dog Control Act.Air New Zealand does not accept these pets for travel in the cabin.Air New Zealand does not accept these pets for travel in the cabin.Air New Zealand does not accept these pets for travel in the cabin. .
Can Mixed Breed Dogs Travel to New Zealand?
We think she is a boxer bulldog mix, so would she be considered a hybrid species, which are not permitted?Hi Gigi,.Confusion can arise around the pet import requirements for New Zealand since they are so strict and detailed (as New Zealand is a rabies free island country), so we're happy to help.Finally, take a look at the official New Zealand pet import rules and let us know if we can be of service as you go about arranging your dog's trip.We've helped many pets travel safely to New Zealand and would be happy to assist you, too.Contact PetRelocation to discuss your pet's upcoming travel plans with a pet travel expert. .
Travelling with pets
Due to Occupational Health and Safety rules, if the combined weight of your pets and its container exceeds 32kg, your pet will instead travel in cargo.To arrange for your pet to travel in the air-conditioned comfort and security of our cargo, contact your local Singapore Airlines Cargo office before your flight.Weight of container.To help prepare for your travel, we encourage you to go through the Self-checklist for Travelling with Pets as Checked Baggage before proceeding to the airport.If you are departing out of the United States, please check in at least three hours before your departure for security screening.For a safe and comfortable journey for your pet, the container must:.The container must have adequate ventilation on at least three of its sides, with the majority of the ventilation on the upper part of the container.The container must have adequate ventilation on at least three of its sides, with the majority of the ventilation on the upper part of the container.The minimum dimensions (in length, width and height) of the container are based on the size of your pet, where:.A = length of your pet from the tip its nose to the base/root of its tail.D = height of your pet in its natural standing position, from the top of its head or ear tip to the floor, whichever is higher.If you're connecting to another airline, you must comply with the airline's rules and regulations for pet travel.Import, export and transshipment of pets into, out of or through Singapore.If you’re travelling with a pet, your pet and its container are not counted as part of your free checked baggage allowance.For all flights, except those to and from the USA.Your charges will be charged separately, according to the total weight of your pet and its container.For destination specific regulations and documents required for pet travel, refer to IATA Travel Centre.Due to specific destination restrictions, we're unable to transport your pet into or out of the destinations below as checked baggage.We're unable to accept the following dog breeds in the aircraft cargo hold. .
Alternatives to flying with your pet — and how to keep them safe
However, if you want to cross the English Channel on the Eurostar, you can’t — the high-speed train that links London to destinations on the mainland does not permit animals. .
How to Fly Internationally with a Dog
Please keep in mind, since each airline has different rules (like Delta who made changes in March of 2018 and Alaska Airlines in May 2018), we are unable to provide detailed information for each individual airline, however, the guidelines below should help get you started and cover most of the planning.You will be required to present health documentation multiple times throughout your journey proving that you dog is in good health and is up-to-date on their vaccinations (more about this below).Blood titer test in some cases (if coming from a high risk rabies country).Health certificates administered by your veterinarian no more than 10 days prior to entry.This has the most information on what you’ll need to get your export papers approved.Some countries will give you a phone and fax number to call and fax your notice of entry to the airport veterinarians who will check your dog’s credentials after the flight.Norway, for example was particularly specific on their rules of calling in advance.Airlines can only accommodate a few animals per flight, so you want to get your request in early.It’s best to find a flight that arrives early in the morning or late at night.Many airlines require a minimum three-hour layover for those traveling with dogs as cargo.Be sure to check your individual airline’s rules about dogs and layovers.If flying cabin, you can let your pet stretch it’s legs while in a layover.When Sora has flown in the cabin with us, we make sure we have puppy pads ready to go so she can pee in the airport with quick clean up.They can refuse your dog if the kennel does not meet their guidelines.We also ensured Sora felt safe in her kennel leading up to our flight.As for the kennel itself, make sure to purchase one that is International Air Transport Association (IATA) certified.These kennels are designed for flying with a dog and met all the criteria.Don’t purchase a random kennel off Craigslist and think you can fly with it.We found IATA to be the best place for helpful information on kennels and country-specific rules.We found that buying one in advance online saved nearly 50% than going to the corner pet store.This is helpful for when it’s impossible to carry the kennel yourself.We asked before each flight to ensure Sora made it onto the plane.You can also ask during a layover with any attendant from your airline.Part of being a pet owner, is to worry about our fur babies.Once outside of the airport doors, let that pup out to go potty and do some down dogs!Here’s some of our favorite gear to make flying easier for your dog⟶.Cabin is reserved for small dogs that can fit in a travel carrier under the seat.Cargo is for bigger dogs that fly in an airline approved pet carrier or kennel.Many airlines will not let your dog fly in cabin if the flight is over 8 hours.This doesn’t take into account the overall travel experience, only incidents reported in 2018.You can fly them in cabin only under the seat or a support animal like a registered guide dog or emotional support animal (ESA), which fly for free.Note that ESAs are only recognized when flying directly to and from the USA.Generally speaking, yes, it is safe for dogs to fly as cargo .In 2018, the United States Department of Transportation reported 0.79 deaths or injuries per 10,000 animals on US carriers.You can ask the stewardess if your “well behaved lap dog” can sit in your lap for a portion of the flight, assuming they’re under control and not bothering passengers.This is one reason airlines have started implementing an 8 hour rule to minimize the number of potty accidents while flying.Can my support animal accompany me into the toilet on a flight?This is very important when flying internationally as the rules are much more strict.Generally speaking, it’s best to avoid giving your pet any drugs while in flight.You are not permitted to give any medication to pets while they’re flying in cargo as they can’t be treated in the event of a medication emergency.We’ve got a list of our favorite kennels and carriers for flying Which dog breeds cannot fly as cargo?Many airlines no longer accept short-nosed breeds like: Affenpinscher, American Staffordshire Terrier, Boston Terrier, Boxer, Brussels Griffon, Bulldog, Cane Corso, Chow Chow, Dogue De Bordeaux, English Toy Spaniel, Japanese Chin, Lhasa Apso, Mastiff, Pekingese, Pit Bull, Presa Canario, Pug, Shar Pei, Shih Tzu, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and Tibetan Spaniel.Which countries can I not fly to with my dog in cabin?Make sure to learn about any potential quarantines with your desired destination.You may also be able to overnight the documentation if going in person isn’t an option. .
International & Connection Pet Travel : Delta Air Lines
On Delta flights to Hawaii, pets will not be accepted as carry-on baggage.All cats and dogs are subject to a 120-day quarantine in Hawaii. .
13 Airlines That Allow Flying With Dogs In-Cabin [& 2021 Prices
Aegean Airlines Air Canada Air Europa Air France Alaska Air American Airlines Delta JetBlue Lufthansa Southwest Turkish Airlines United Airlines Vueling.* Please note many airlines have additional carry-on pet charges that you must pay upon check-in at the airport.In case you are travelling with an infant, you are not allowed to travel with a dog in cabin as well.If you do not have your own travel carrier, Aegean Airlines will give you a disposable one, available in domestic airports.The travel container must be placed under the seat in front of the passenger.The carrier must be leak-proof and ventilated.Up to 2 dogs may travel in the same carrier, provided no body parts protrude from the carrier and the animals are not in distress.Dogs are not permitted in the cabin on flights to the UK.Your dog cannot travel with you if you: Are an unaccompanied minor Are seated in an exit or bulkhead row Require use of a medical device that will be stowed under the seat Are travelling in Premium Economy.Up to 2 dogs may travel in the same carrier, provided no body parts protrude from the carrier and the animals are not in distress.On Boeing 789 and 788 aircraft, the pet carrier cannot exceed H20 x W40 x L43 cm.On Boeing 777-300ER and 777-200LR aircraft, the pet carrier cannot exceed H21 x W38 x L43 cm.The carrier must be leak-proof and well ventilated.Up to 3 dogs may travel in the same carrier, provided they do not exceed the permitted dimension/weight restrictions.Passengers are not permitted to bring pets in the Business cabin.Visit Air Europa’s website for more information.Passengers must be at least 18 years old to travel with a dog in the cabin.Up to 2 dogs may travel in the same carrier, provided no body parts protrude from the carrier and the animals are not in distress.Visit Alaska Air’s website for more information.: 9 kg / 20 pounds (including carrier) Maximum carrier size : depends on flight (call the airline for specific restrictions).: depends on flight (call the airline for specific restrictions) Cost: 125 USD each way.125 USD each way International: Yes, but no in-cabin dogs on transatlantic flights or flights longer than 12 hours.You won’t be permitted to bring on any additional items, as your dog and it’s carrier count as your one carry-on bag.For more info on additional restrictions, visit AA’s website.8 kg / 17 pounds (including carrier) Maximum carrier size : 46 x 28 x 24 cm (soft carriers recommended).The dog must travel in the hold.Each passenger may travel with only 1 animal.The following age restrictions apply: Generally your dog must be at least 10 weeks old and have all required vaccines.Passengers are not permitted to travel with dogs on intercontinental flights, if they are flying in the Business cabin.No limit, but dog must fit comfortably in carrier under seat Maximum carrier size: depends on flight (check the under-seat dimensions on your aircraft here).One adult is permitted per kennel, with the exception of a female dog traveling with her unweaned litter (as long as the litter is between 10 weeks and 6 months of age).Two puppies between the age of 10 weeks and 6 months, of the same breed are permitted in the same carrier.The following age restrictions apply: Dogs must be at least 10 weeks old for domestic travel.Dogs must be at least 16 weeks old for travel to/from the U.S.Dogs must be at least 15 weeks old for travel to/from the EU.Dogs are not permitted as carry-on on the following: Bulkhead, emergency exit row Seats designated as “no stowage” Flat-bed seats Rows 30-35 on the A330-200 aircraft Rows 30-43 on the A330 -300 aircraft Center seats on the B757-200 aircraft.For more info on additional restrictions, visit Delta’s website.You may purchase a ticket for the seat next to you, on which you can place your dog’s carrier.Dogs are not permitted as carry-on on the following: Bulkhead seat Emergency exit row Mint seat Any seat that is restricted for under-seat storage.Visit Lufthansa’s website for more information.No limit, but must fit comfortably in carrier under seat Maximum carrier size: 43 x 34 x 21 cm.Your dog must remain in the carrier, underneath the seat in front of you.Passengers traveling with pets may not occupy the following spaces: Exit seats Seats with no under-seat stowage in front of them.Maximum weight: 8kg, including pets and carrier.8kg, including pets and carrier.Customers can purchase an additional ticket for their trip in order to carry on an additional dog.The dog must remain on the floor underneath the additional seat.Two small dogs are permitted per carrier, as long as the weight doesn’t exceed 8kg.Your dog must remain in the carrier, underneath the seat in front of you.or more than 24 hours outside the U.S) International: depends on flight (contact the United customer-contact center for info on specific flights).Customers can purchase an additional ticket for their trip in order to carry on an additional dog.The dog must remain on the floor underneath the additional seat.Your dog must remain in the carrier, underneath the seat in front of you.10 kg (including carrier) or 8kg on flights operated by Iberia Maximum carrier size: 45 x 39 x 21 cm (soft-sided crates only).Each passenger can only travel with 1 dog.Only 3 pets are permitted per flight, or 2 on flights operated by Iberia.Your dog must remain in the carrier, underneath the seat in front of you.Vueling doesn’t allow dogs to fly in-cabin on flights to and from: UK Ireland.Visit Vueling’s website for more information.Your dog will need to stay calm on the flight otherwise they risk being sent into the cargo area of the plane.If you are using a carrier, let your dog get used to it, so that they feel a little at home in there.The documents required to fly with a dog in cabin will vary depending on which airline you are flying with, and where you are flying from and to.If you want your take dogs on flights, it is likely that he/she requires a valid rabies vaccination.Particularly if you are taking your dog on an international flight as this is a requirement for entering most countries.You can get your pet’s rabies vaccination at your local vet, alternatively some charities offer this service for free or for a discounted price.If you are traveling from Canada, you will need to have your documents endorsed by CFIA.Depending on where you are flying to, your dog may also require additional vaccinations or treatments.Some countries require pets to have a rabies titer test before entering.If your dog requires a titer test the process is as follows: Your pet will have a blood sample taken at least 30 days after the rabies vaccination.You may be able to, depending on which airline you are flying with, and where you are flying to and from.Some airlines allow dogs in cabin on international flights, such as Aegean Air.This depends on how old your puppy is, and which airline you are flying with.Different airlines have different restrictions on the age of dogs that can fly in cabin.Most airlines require that dogs and travel carriers must have a combined weight of no more than 8kg. .
National cargo pets
Live animals can be flown to all Air New Zealand destinations.We are the only commercial airline able to move pets.If your pet or live animal is travelling solo, we can fly them as cargo.Every year we are trusted to transport thousands of pets and live animals around New Zealand.We even support the transportation of guide dogs, endangered Kiwis and Tuataras for key national organisations.Pet transporters must go through a formal registration and approval process before we entrust them to care for your pet's travel arrangements to our standards.Check out how much it will cost to send your pet or live animal and cages.All flights can sometimes have restricted space due to aircraft size/passenger numbers/perishable cargo/incompatible cargo or other factors.It is a requirement to provide a government issued photo ID at the time of presenting an animal for shipment on an Air New Zealand flight. .
Bringing Pets To South Africa – What You Need To Know
If you are planning to bring a pet to South Africa, you may find the current import requirements to South Africa in the guide below.Vaccinations Needed To Bring A Pet Into South Africa.The South African authorities require dogs and cats to enter South Africa with a rabies vaccine that was given no more than 12 months before the pet’s import.If you would like to import a dog to South Africa, your dog needs to pass the following blood tests within 30 days of the export date:.While in quarantine, if your dog is found positive for Brucella canis, Babesia gibsoni or Leishmania, your dog will need to return to its exporting country.If, while in quarantine, your dog is found positive for Dirofilaria immitis or Trypanosoma evansi, you will be given the option to treat your dog with the necessary treatment.Once the treatment is done, your dog will need to be retested and it will only be released from quarantine if the results are negative.A veterinary health certificate, which is provided with the import permit, must be completed within 10 days of the flight.Dogs and cats entering South Africa from Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Swaziland need to pass a health check within 7 days of the flight.Dogs and cats entering South Africa must enter with a veterinary import permit.Pet owners can send the original import permit along with the dog/cat or it can be presented to the officials at the airport by the person that will collect the pet.Dogs and cats entering South Africa from the following countries don’t need an import permit:.Entering South Africa With A Pet.Pet owners can’t bring their pets to South Africa as excess luggage or in cabin.Cats and dogs (that don’t need to be quarantined) can also enter South Africa through Durban international airport.Dogs entering South Africa from the following countries won’t be quarantined: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Bulgaria, Canada, Comoros, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungry, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Reunion, Romania, Seychelles, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, United States and Zimbabwe.Question #1: Is a rabies antibody titer test needed to bring a dog or cat into South Africa?Dogs and cats don’t need to pass a rabies antibody titer test to enter South Africa. .