Which Animals Can Fly With You?
With us, you can take dogs and cats with you on any route. You cannot take any other animal species with you. This does apply for all bookings made after 14th November 2019. To make sure you and your animal companion have a good flight, please note all regulations. Dogs and cats travel depending on their weight and / or size in the cabin or in the baggage compartment with you.
Please note that as of 20th January 2020, we no longer accept the below listed breeds for transportation in the baggage compartment. This does apply for all bookings made after 14th November 2019. These animals are snub-nosed breeds. Therefore, they are particularly sensitive to temperatures and transportation stress. The journey in the baggage compartment can cause serious health problems.
|Affenpinscher, Bulldog (all breeds*), Pug, American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Boston Terrier, Boxer, Brussels Griffon, Bullmastiff, Bull Terrier (except Mini-Bull Terrier), Chow Chow, English Toy Spaniel (King Charles Spaniel), Japanese Chin (also known as Japanese Spaniel), Lhasa Apso, Pekingese, Pit Bull, Shar Pei, Shih Tzu, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Shar Pei, Tibetan Spaniel
|British Shorthair, Exotic Shorthair, Himalayan Cat, Persian Cat, Scottish Fold
This embargo also applies to crossbreeds of the breeds listed.
*American Bulldogs are still allowed to fly in the baggage compartment up to and including January 31, 2023.
As the owner of the animal, you are responsible for ensuring that you have all the necessary documents and are familiar with the import regulations. There are different rules and regulations for travelling by air with animals, depending on your destination. So, book your trip in plenty of time and present the original versions of your pet's documents. They include the import, export and transit papers and its health and vaccination certificates. If an animal is not allowed to enter a country because it has not had the required vaccinations or has incomplete documents, you as the owner must pay for the return flight.
The applicable rules and regulations for bringing animals into Switzerland are available from the Swiss Federal Veterinary Office. Please be sure to obtain all the necessary information in plenty of time. Dogs and cats from countries that are known to have rabies (you will find the list of these countries on the website) may only be brought into the country with the permission of the Swiss Federal Veterinary Office. Without this approval, the animals will be turned back at the Swiss border and will have to return to their country of origin.
Information concerning your pet's welfare
- If possible, get your animal used to its carrying container at home before the journey by putting it into the closed carrying container several times for about two hours at a time and rewarding it afterwards with a treat.
- Many animals get very nervous both before and during a flight. Nevertheless, you should think very carefully before giving your pet a sedative. This makes it difficult to predict how your animal may react. It can, for example, cause circulatory problems during the flight. Please ask your veterinary surgeon’s advice about this.
- Put your pet’s "comfort blanket" and its favourite toy in the carrying container in order to soothe and calm it with familiar smells.
- Ask your vet how to adapt your pet’s food needs for the flight.