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Travelling With Animals
 
Pets in cabin 

Pets in cabin

Info about Pets in Cabin
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Rates per animal 

Rates per animal

Rates per animal depending on the type of flight(s).
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Conditions for acceptance 

Conditions for acceptance

Conditions for the acceptance of your animals in cabin.
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Documents required 

Documents needed for the animal

Documents required for your animals in cabin.
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Pets in Cabin

Travelling with a pet in the aircraft cabin is subject to availability and must be pre-notified at the time of reservation.

A fee applies per one way flight.
Please contact our Service Centre  to check the availability on the flight.

Pets in cabin are:

  • small domestic animals such as dogs and cats, weighing less than 8kg (including pet bag)
  • service animals such as seeing-eye, hearing or assistant dogs are accepted free of charge, without restrictions of weight or size.
Pug-nosed Animals

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.



NOTE:  
  • Brussels Airlines doesn't accept any pets in cabin on its flights to the United Kingdom.
    Exception: Service animals are accepted to/from Birmingham
  • Animals into and out of Kenya, may be transported by cargo only.

 

IMPORTANT: birds, fish, rabbits and rodents (e.g. guinea pigs, hamsters, etc.) are not permitted in the passenger cabin on Brussels Airlines flights.

 

 

Rates per animal


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These rates are valid on flights operated by Brussels Airlines. On flights operated by one of our codeshare partners, the rates  of the respective partner apply. Please check with the airline operating the flight for their specific rates to travel with a pet in cabin.

 

The conditions for acceptance

The animal:

 

  • must be clean, healthy, harmless and odourless
  • may not be pregnant
  • may not annoy other passengers
  • must be booked in advance via our Service Centre
  • needs to be kept in a soft-sided, leak and smell-proof bag during the whole flight
  • has to remain completely inside the bag (including tail and head) during the whole flight
  • maximum weight of the animal, including bag: 8kg

 

The bag must be:

 

  • leak and smell-proof
  • a soft-sided bag that can be completely stowed under the seat in front of the passenger
  • provided by the passenger (can be bought at Brussels Airlines ticketing office at Brussels Airport for €45)
  • maximum 1 bag per passenger. However, 2 or more animals are allowed in the same bag if they are familiar with each other and provided they do not exceed the total maximum weight of 8 kg, including the bag.

Transportation of animals in cabin is subject to governmental regulations concerning import, export and transit of live animals.

 

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

Brussels Airlines is not responsible if an animal is refused entry into or transit through a country.

 

EU regulations

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.

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