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.


As of September 28, 2022, Canada will no longer allow: dogs traveling from countries with a high risk of rabies and intended for the purpose of resale, adoption, fostering, breeding, entertainment, shows, research or any other commercial purposes. The United States will no longer permit any dog: that has spent the last six months in one or more countries identified as having a high risk of rabies, and has also not been issued a waiver from the US government. Failure to comply with these U.S. health measures, will result in fees related, but not limited to, the dog’s rerouting, transfer, and care. The person traveling with the animal will be held financially responsible for the total cost. Until further notice: - Flights to Dubai: animals may only be transported by freight. - From Moscow to Paris: animals are not allowed to travel in the hold. This information is subject to change depending on the health situation and any restrictions imposed by the authorities.

Love your pet? We do too! Air France commits to doing everything possible to make its trip as comfortable as yours.

Transporting animals

In the hold, in the cabin or by freight… On certain types of aircraft or for certain destinations, transporting animals may be limited or prohibited. Need advice? Contact our customer service team as soon as possible before your trip. You can make a booking for you and your pet at the same time by telephone. Want to buy your ticket online? Book your flight on our website, then contact our customer service team as quickly as possible afterwards by telephone to add your pet to the booking.

Transporting your animal by freight

You may not be allowed to carry your pet in the cabin or in the hold. In this case, it must be transported by cargo if:

  • it's not a cat or a dog
  • the total weight of the animal and its cage is more than the weight allowed in the hold
  • the destination country only allows animals to be transported by freight

Snub-nosed dogs and cats, such as Boxers, Pekingese, Shih Tzus and Persian or Burmese cats, are permitted for transport by freight on flights provided by Air France. From 15 July 2019 Pug, Bulldog and Boston Terrier snub-nosed dog breeds are no longer permitted for transport by freight.

Consult the list of snub-nosed animals

For all these conditions, please contact AIR FRANCE KLM Cargo freight service.

Visit AIR FRANCE KLM Cargo website

Purchase a travel container for your pet

You can buy a travel bag for transporting your pet in the cabin or in the hold 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. Flying Blue members earn Miles with each purchase. And you can even pay in Miles!

Visit the Air France Shopping website


  • 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.
  • We recommend that you check with the embassy of your destination country to learn more about national regulations. For example, for travel to Ireland, Sweden, the United Kingdom or Malta, additional sanitary conditions apply.
  • For travel outside the European Union, be sure to consider the regulations enforced in both the originating and destination countries (vaccinations, quarantine, etc.).
  • Air France declines all responsibility for any costs incurred (booking modification fees, hotel stay, kennel fees, etc.) in case your animal is refused transport due to non-compliance with our provisions, or in case your animal is refused upon arrival due to non-compliance with the provisions established by the country of destination.