Do you want to bring your pet along with you when you travel? Here, you'll find all the information to better plan your trip, from transport rules to rates to animals not permitted to travel.

Transporting animals

The rules for pet transport can vary depending on your departure country and destination.
To determine the transport rules and whether a baggage item can travel with you in the cabin or in the hold, or if it must be transported by freight, please inform us when booking your trip.

Please note that animal transport may be restricted or limited on some aircraft types or for certain destinations. For this reason, we recommend that you contact us as soon as possible before your trip to make a reservation for you and your pet.

You cannot use our website to book a flight for an animal or add an animal to an existing reservation.

Transporting your animal by freight

In certain cases, your pet cannot travel with you in the cabin or in the hold. Your pet must be transported by freight if:
  • the animal and its container weigh more than 75 kg / 165 lb,
  • it is traveling to a country that authorizes animal transport only by freight.

Snub-nosed dogs and cats, such as pugs, bulldogs, boxers, Shih Tzus and Persian or Burmese cats, are also permitted for transport by freight on flights provided by Air France.
If one of these conditions applies to you, please contact AIR FRANCE KLM Cargo freight service. To find contact information for customer service, please visit the website in the Contact section. Click on the map to find the customer service center nearest to you.

Purchase a travel container for your pet

You can purchase a travel container on our Air France Shopping website.
Purchased items are available for delivery to the following countries: Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, metropolitan France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Morocco, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, United Kingdom, United States.

In addition, Flying Blue members earn Miles with each purchase or can choose to pay with already accumulated Miles.


  • Your animal must have all required vaccines in order to be permitted on board.
  • All dogs and cats traveling within the European Union must be identified by an electronic chip. It should also possess a European passport. Provided and completed by an authorized veterinarian, the passport identifies your pet and certifies that it is properly vaccinated.
  • Please note: For travel to Ireland, Sweden, the UK or Malta, additional sanitary conditions apply. We recommend that you check with the embassy of your destination country.
  • For travel outside the European Union, consider the regulations enforced in the originating and destination countries (vaccinations, quarantine, etc.).

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