DON'T WANT TO LEAVE YOUR DOG, CAT, FERRET OR CANARY BEHIND WHEN YOU GO ON VACATION? FIND OUT EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TRAVELING WITH YOUR PET.
Not every aircraft has animal transport facilities and the maximum size of the pet carriers they can take on board varies. Please find out if your pet can travel with you by calling our Special Assistance service.
DOGS AND CATS
In order to travel within Italy and the EU, cats and dogs must have the following:
A passport issued by a veterinarian listing the vaccinations your pet has received and attesting to its health
Legible tattoo or microchip
In order to prevent the spread of avian (bird) flu, the EU and the Ministry of Health have placed a total ban on the importation of birds from Asia, Turkey, Russia, South Africa, Romania and the Balkan Peninsula.
In order for your pet to be able to travel with you, you must pay an additional ticket charge, which will vary depending on the pet's weight, the departure and arrival airports, and whether it will travel in the cabin or in the cargo hold.
Certain conditions must be met for the pet to travel with you in the cabin:
For the entire journey, the pet must remain in a carrier no larger than:
24 cm high
40 cm long
20 cm wide
The pet must be comfortable and able to turn around and lie down in the carrier. The carrier must be well ventilated, waterproof and sturdy, preferably semi-rigid or soft as long as it meets the previous conditions. If the top of the carrier is soft or semi-rigid, it can be slightly (2 - 4 cm) higher than indicated.
The carrier may hold up to five animals of the same species as long as the total weight does not exceed 10 kg (including carrier and food)
These conditions must be met for the pet to travel in the hold:
The pet must travel in a rigid carrier
The body of the carrier must be made from fiberglass or hard plastic only
If the carrier has wheels, these must be removed. If they are retractable, they must be locked with adhesive tape
CAGES for transporting DOGS must:
have a metal door with a locking system that locks the closure points at the top, middle and bottom of the door
The side air inlets of CAGES for transporting DOGS must be made of metal, not plastic
The dimensions of the CAGE may vary based on the type of aircraft being used for the journey. For further information, please contact our Call Center