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What are the rules for transporting animals at Eurowings?
Eurowings only transports dogs and cats. They must travel in the cabin.
The following requirements must be met for your animal to be able to fly with you:
- Animals must be carried in a watertight, closed, breathable carrier (not a hard container) that they cannot bite through.
- The carrier 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 carrier.
- The animal must be able to turn around and lie in a natural position.
- Only one animal is allowed per carrier and per person.
Please note that we will not be able to transport your animal if the carrier does not meet the above requirements.
The provisions of the EU regulation on animal health requirements applicable to the non-commercial movement of pet animals, which entered into force on October 1, 2004, must also be observed. Please read this regulation before booking your flight or contact your vet, the German Veterinary Office or border control.
Category 1 attack dogs
For safety reasons, we cannot transfer category 1 attack dogs such as pit bull terriers and Staffordshire bull terriers.
Flights to the UK and Ireland
Local entry unfortunately prevent us from transporting 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 (dated no more than 10 days past) 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.