Love your pet? We do too! Air France commits to doing everything possible to make its trip as comfortable as yours.
Starting July 14 2021, U.S. health officials are implementing new restrictions on animal transportation. Any dog that has been in one or more of the countries identified as high risk for rabies in the last 6 months and that does not have a waiver issued by the U.S. administration will not be accepted on U.S. territory. Failure to comply with these measures will result in additional fees related, but not limited to, the dog’s rerouting, transfer, and care. The person traveling with the animal will be held financially responsible. 

Animals can be transported in the hold on direct flights, including within the European Union, to and from Paris-Charles de Gaulle or Paris-Orly. It is also permitted on flights with connections, at Paris-Orly only.

Please note, until further notice:
- The transport of animals in the hold and in the cabin is prohibited on flights to China. 
- From Moscow to Paris, animals may be transported in the cabin only.

This information is subject to change depending on the health situation and any restrictions imposed by the authorities.

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

In certain cases, your pet cannot travel with you in the cabin or in the hold. It must be transported by freight if:
  • the animal and its container weigh more than 75 kg / 165 lb,
  • it is traveling to a country that authorizes animal transport only 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.
For all these conditions, please contact AIR FRANCE KLM Cargo freight service.

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!


  • 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.

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