Transportation of animals in the hold of the aircraft is subject to a fee and must be pre-notified before departure. Please contact our Service Centre.
The animals allowed in the hold are domestic animals such as dogs and cats.
Pug-nosed dogs and cats
Please note that the carriage by air of pug-nosed dogs and cats (breed like pugs, bulldogs, boxers, Pekinese and all cross-breed as well as Himalaya, Persian and exotic short-hair cats) as Pet in Cabin (PETC) and Live Animals in HOLD (AVIH) or Cargo is submitted to the acceptance of the following discharge.
Transportation of animals must be pre-notified before travelling at our Service Centre.
Charges only applicable on Brussels Airlines operated flights. Different charges may apply on flights operated by our codeshare partners. Please contact our Service Centre for detailed rules and regulations related to travelling with animals.
- The transportation of animals in the hold of the aircraft is not possible on Brussels Airlines operated flights from Belgium to the UK.
- Animals into and out of Kenya, may be transported by cargo only.
- must be clean, healthy, harmless and odourless
- may not be pregnant
- should be booked in advance via our Service Centre
- needs to be kept in a suitable container or cage, with enough food and water for the whole flight
Animal containers must be:
The documents needed for the animal:
The passenger must provide all necessary documents such as:
- export, import or transit permits
- health and/or vaccination certificates
- animal ID
The following categories of animals may not be accepted as checked luggage on Brussels Airlines flights:
- Rodents such as guinea pigs, hamsters
- domestic animals of unusual size or wild animals
Such animals must be transported as cargo. Please contact Brussels Airlines cargo department.
Brussels Airlines is not responsible if an animal is refused entry into or transit through a country.
On 1 October 2004 the EU launched new regulations for the transportation of pets. The rules apply to movement of dogs, cats and ferrets, both between Member States and from third countries into the EU.Several cases are possible
The pet originates from the European Union and travels within the European Union or to a safe country (see below) outside the EU and comes back to the European Union. In such a case, the pet needs a passport, its identification and a proof of anti-rabies vaccination.
The pet originates from the European Union, travels to a country outside the EU that is not recognized as a safe country and comes back to the European Union. In such a case, the pet needs a passport, its identification, a proof of anti-rabies vaccination and a proof that a blood control had been done 30 days after vaccination but before departure.
The pet doesn’t originate from the European Union but from a country that is recognized as a safe country (see below) and travels to the EU. In such a case, the pet needs its identification, a proof of anti-rabies vaccination and a health certificate according to the EU-model.
The pet doesn’t originate from the European Union but from a country that is not recognized as a safe country and travels to the EU. In such a case, the pet needs its identification, a proof of anti-rabies vaccination, a certificate of vaccination respecting the EU model and a proof that a blood control had been done 30 days after vaccination but before departure.
Beside the above requirements, Malta, UK, Ireland, Sweden and Cyprus also request a trick treatment and a tapeworm treatment. Finland requests a tapeworm treatment.
Safe countries: Ascension Island, Antigua and Barbuda, Netherlands Antilles, Australia, Aruba, Barbados, Bahrain, Bermuda, Canada, Fiji, Falkland Islands, Croatia, Jamaica, Japan, St Kitts and Nevis, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, Mauritius, New Caledonia, New Zealand, French Polynesia, St. Pierre et Miquelon, Singapore, St. Helena, USA, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuata, Wallis and Futuna, Mayotte.