Frequently asked questions
What conditions apply for the carriage of animals at Eurowings?
Eurowings only carries dogs and cats. These must be carried in the cabin.
The following requirements must be fulfilled for your animal to be able to fly with you:
- Animals must be carried in a watertight, closed, breathable bag (not a hard container) that they cannot bite through.
- The bag may be no bigger than 40 x 40 x 25.5 cm.
- Both the animal and the bag together may weigh no more than 8 kg.
- The animal must be able to stand upright in the bag.
- The animal must be able to turn around and lie in a natural position.
- Only one animal is allowed per bag and per person.
Please note that we will not be able to carry your animal if the bag does not fulfil the above requirements.
The provisions of the EU regulation on animal health requirements applicable to the non-commercial movement of pet animals, which came into force on 1 October 2004, must also be observed. Please read this regulation before booking your flight or contact your vet, the Veterinary Office or border control.
Category 1 attack dogs
For safety reasons, we cannot carry category 1 attack dogs such as pit bull terriers and Staffordshire bull terriers.
Flights to the UK and Ireland
Due to the local entry requirements, we are unfortunately unable to carry animals on flights from or to the UK and Ireland.
Please note that the entry and exit of assistance dogs are subject to special regulations in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Flights to Israel
The following conditions apply for bringing dogs and cats into Israel:
- An official veterinary health certificate including all required vaccinations (not older than 10 days) must be carried.
- Animals must be at least three months old.
The following conditions apply for bringing or returning dogs and cats to Israel:
- Animals must be identified with a microchip (ISO standard 11784 or 11785).
- An official veterinary health certificate must be issued by the district vet no earlier than 10 days before the flight.
- A vaccination certificate must be carried and must include a valid rabies vaccination given at least 30 days but no more than 12 months before the flight.
- Evidence of rabies antibodies must be given.
- A blood test must be carried out at the Veterinary Institute Beit Dagan at least 30 days after vaccination and at least three months before entering Europe.