Travelling with pets

There is no one better to share your trip with than your beloved pet.

 Notice: Temporary suspension of entry of dogs into the U.S.

More details on these restrictions and how to apply for a special permit can be found on the US Centers for Disease Control website. Here are the links:

Are you travelling with your pet?

Travelling pets must be accompanied by their owners or authorised representatives at all times. You must arrive at the departure airport with sufficient time to carry out the necessary procedures. 

Each passenger can be accompanied by up to 5 pets between the cabin and the hold. If you need to travel with more than 5 pets, you can do so by contacting our Cargo Department by calling 934 90 40 38.

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If you fly to/from the UK, our Cargo Department will help you with transport.

If you are travelling with your pet, remember to inform yourself about the standards that must be met and protect yourself against rabies. Pets may travel on board or in the aircraft hold depending on their species, breed and weight:

 

Animals on board

  • The following are permitted on short- and medium-haul flights: dogs, cats, small birds (except birds of prey), fish, aquarium turtles and some rodents (hamsters, guinea pigs, and small rabbits).
  • On long-haul flights (e.g. Brazil-Madrid), only dogs and cats will be allowed to be transported, except in the business cabin, where it is not permitted to transport animals of any kind.
  • All pets (dogs and cats) must have all the necessary vaccinations.
  • On medium and long haul flights, pets must be at least 3 months old to fly.       
  • They must travel in an approved carrier with ventilation.
  • The maximum number of animals allowed in one container is 3, provided that they are the same species, and they do not exceed the permitted dimension/weight limits.
  • They may travel in the cabin for an additional fee depending on the destination.
  • Non-refundable service.
  • Prices subject to possible tax surcharges in certain countries.
  • For particular queries you can contact our customer service team.
  • Pets in the cabin may not fly in an emergency or XL seat.

Maximum measurements of carrier:  55 x 35 x 25 cm
Maximum weight: The weight of the pet may not exceed 8 kg. The overall weight of the container and the animal may not exceed 10 kg.

PRICES OF ANIMALS IN THE CABIN
Mainland Spain, Balearic Islands, and Canary Islands EUR 25
USD 27
GBP 18
CHF 25
Europe and Africa EUR 50
USD 55
GBP 36
CHF 50
Long haul EUR 150
USD 165
GBP 110
CHF 150
Canary Islands/Balearic Islands EUR 9
USD 10.4
GBP 8
CHF 9

Animals in the hold

  • Only cats and dogs will be accepted. To transport other animals in the hold, please contact Air Europa Cargo (phone: 934 90 40 38).
  • All pets (dogs and cats) must have all the necessary vaccinations.                   
  • They must travel in an approved carrier with ventilation.
  • The maximum number of animals allowed in the same container is 2, provided that they are similar in size and do not exceed 14 kg. Furthermore, they must also be accustomed to being together;  it becomes 3 if they are from the same litter and no older than 6 months.
  • For those cases where the weight limit is exceeded, you can contact our Cargo Department by calling 934 90 40 38.
  • They will travel in the hold for an additional fee according to the destination and acceptance conditions.
  • Pets must be transported in rigid carriers with metal doors that are suitable for air transport and approved by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Wire mesh or welded mesh containers are not permitted.
  • Dogs considered potentially dangerous must wear a muzzle appropriate to their breed, to prevent them from damaging the structure of the containers or physically harming people unknown to the animal who have to handle them. These animals will only be accepted in custom-made, high quality and reinforced containers.
  • Non-refundable service
  • Prices subject to possible tax surcharges in certain countries.
  • On connecting flights from a non-EU country:
    • For flights operated by Air Europa, the connecting airport must be Madrid, as this is the first point of entry with a Border Inspection Post (BIP) in Spain.
    • The minimum connection time must be 3 hours, given that at the first point of entry into an EU country you must collect the pet, pass through customs for the documentation check and return to check-in. 
    • Example: Bogotá-Madrid-Milan Malpensa flight. In Madrid, you will have to take the steps described above.

Warning: Between 15 June and 15 September, checked animals cannot be accepted in the hold connecting in Madrid between 11:00 and 20:00 local peninsular time.

Maximum weight of pet + carrier: 50 kg.

PRICES OF ANIMALS IN THE HOLD
Mainland Spain and Balearic Islands EUR 90
USD 100
GBP 64
CHF 90
Canary Islands, Europe, and Africa EUR 100
USD 110
GBP 71
CHF 100
Long haul EUR 300
USD 350
GBP 260
CHF 350
Canary Islands/Balearic Islands EUR 20
USD 20.2
GBP 17.7
CHF 20

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Transporting certain brachycephalic breeds (short-muzzled or flat-faced) can pose a high risk of these animals suffering respiratory problems and overheating due to the stress of the flight. Therefore, they can only travel as companion pets in the cabin, provided that they do not exceed 10 kg, including their container.

The following will be considered brachycephalic breeds:

  • Dogs: Affenpinscher, American Bully, Boston Terrier, Boxer (all breeds), Bulldog (all breeds), Cane Corsican, Pug (all breeds), Chow Chow, Dogo (all breeds), Griffon Bruxellois, Lhasa Apso, Mastiff (all breeds), Pekingese, Pitbull, Shar-Pei, Shih-Tzu, Cocker / Spaniel (all breeds), Staffordshire bull terrier.
  • Cats: Birman, Exotic Shorthair, Himalayan, Persian, British Shorthair.

Potentially dangerous dogs are required to wear a muzzle suited to their breed type to keep them from damaging the structure of their crates or from harming strangers who have to handle them. These animals will only be accepted if carried in custom-made, high-quality, reinforced crates.

Dogs are defined as potentially dangerous:

  • Based on their breed: Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Rottweiler, Fila Brasileiro, Tosa Inu and Akita Inu.
  • Animals transported as AVIH (in the hold) that are not included in the above classification but that exhibit all or most of the following characteristics must also wear a muzzle:
    • Strong muscles, powerful, robust appearance, athletic configuration, agility, vigor and endurance.
    • Strong character and great courage.
    • Short hair.
    • Chest perimeter between 60 cm (23.60 in) and 80 cm (31.50 in), shoulder height between 50 cm (19.60 in) and 70 cm (27.50) and weight in excess of 20 kg (44 lb).
    • Voluminous, square-shaped, robust head; with a large, wide skull and muscular jowls. Large and strong jaws; robust, wide and deep mouth.
    • Wide, muscular and short neck.
    • Solid, wide, large, deep chest with arched ribs and short, muscular back.
    • Parallel, straight and robust front legs and muscular rear legs that are relatively long and form a moderate angle.

1. Travel within Spanish territory

  • It is not compulsory to have a veterinary passport. However, passengers must be in possession of the Official Health Card or Certificate of Good Health issued by an official veterinarian within 10 days prior to the flight's departure, for both the outbound and return flights.
  • As regards vaccinations, only the rabies vaccine is required; although it may be voluntary in some autonomous communities.
  • For pets under 3 months, passengers must request special authorisation for carriage.

 

2. Travel to Spain from a Member State of the European Union

To bring a dog or cat into Spain, it must:

  • Be identified with a microchip or tattoo (if it was done before July 3, 2011) provided that it remains legible.
  • Be vaccinated against rabies with a valid vaccine at the time of the trip. Said vaccination must be reflected in the passport.
  • Have a European passport for travel of companion pets. The passport must include the sections "Owner", "Description of the Animal", "Tagging", "Passport Issuance" and "Anti-rabies vaccination". 
  • Request special transport authorisation from Air Europa for pets under 3 months.

 

3. Travel to a Member State of the European Union from Spain

Companion pets must be accompanied by a passport stating that:

  • They have been identified by means of an electronic identification system (transponder) or a clearly legible tattoo applied before 3 July 2011, the alpha numeric code of which corresponds to the one stated in the passport.
  • They have been vaccinated or revaccinated against rabies. When flying to Finland, Ireland, Malta or Norway and travelling with a dog, in addition to the aforementioned requirements, they must be treated against Echinococcus between 120 and 24 hours prior to entering the destination country.

    For flights to/from the United Kingdom, pets must travel with Air Europa Cargo.

 

4. Travel to third countries

  • To travel to a third country, you must consult the requirements with the Embassy or Consulate of that country or the website of the competent Ministry.
  • Passengers are not allowed to fly with pets that have not reached 3 months of age.

    More information:  Travel with companion pets
SPECIAL NEEDS

Service animals

If you need to fly with your service animal, you will need to contact the Air Europa Customer Service at least 48 hours before the flight's departure.

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TICKET CONDITIONS

Check-in time limit

The time limit for checking in, unless otherwise specified (Lima: 90 min, Caracas: 120 min) will be a minimum of 60 minutes before the scheduled departure of intercontinental flights and 45 minutes for all domestic and European flights.

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DANGEROUS AND PROHIBITED OBJECTS

Prohibited objects

Blunt, spiked or sharp objects are some of the prohibited items in the aircraft cabin. For more information please see our section on "Prohibited objects".

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SAFETY REGULATIONS AND LIQUIDS

Are you carrying any liquids in your baggage?

Items containing liquids or substances of similar consistency may be carried, with up to a maximum of 10 containers of 100 ml (1 litre in total).

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COMFORT AND WELL-BEING

Child restraint systems

Minors travelling in their own seat may use fastening devices suitable for their age, provided that they are certified and fit the seat. 

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DANGEROUS AND PROHIBITED OBJECTS

Prohibited objects

Blunt, spiked or sharp objects are some of the prohibited items in the aircraft cabin. For more information please see our section on "Prohibited objects". .

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Questions about pets

Travelling pets must be accompanied by their owners or authorised representatives at all times. You must arrive at the departure airport with sufficient time to carry out the necessary procedures. Pets may travel on board or in the aircraft hold depending on their species, breed, and weight.

RESERVATION

CONDITIONS 

  • For more information on transporting animals and restrictions, click here.
  • For more information about the recommendations and requirements of the Ministry of Agriculture, click here.
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Transporting certain brachycephalic breeds (short-muzzled or flat-faced) can pose a high risk of these animals suffering respiratory problems and overheating due to the stress of the flight.

THE FOLLOWING ANIMAL BREEDS AND CROSSBREEDS OF ANIMALS ARE CONSIDERED TO BE BRACHYCEPHALIC:

  • Dogs: Affenpinscher, American Bully, Boston Terrier, Boxer (all breeds), Bulldog (all breeds), Cane corso, Dogo (all breeds), Brussels Griffon, Lhasa Apso, Mastiff (all breeds), Pekinese, Pitbull, Shar-Pei, Shih Tzu, Cocker/Spaniel (all breeds), Staffordshire bull terrier.
  • Cats: Birman, Exotic Shorthair, Himalayan, Persian, British Shorthair.

Please note that:

  • Brachycephalic dogs and cats under 8 kg (including the carrier) will be accepted in the cabin.
  • Brachycephalic dogs and cats that exceed 8 kg (including the carrier) are not permitted to travel in the aircraft hold as pets.
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You can request to transport your pet through AirEuropa Cargo.

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No, any domestic animal other than a dog or a cat cannot travel in the cabin on our transoceanic flights. They are only permitted to travel in the hold. To arrange this, please contact our Cargo Department.

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