Travelling with a pet

If you are travelling with your pet, find out the formalities you need to complete before you fly.

Before departure

As soon as you book your flight ticket, report the presence of your pet to your airline or travel agency to pay for its transportation. Small rodents (hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs...) and reptiles are generally refused on board.

For the transport of animals other than dogs and cats (e. g. small birds), it is strongly recommended to contact your company.

Attention: some companies do not accept any animals, neither in the cabin nor in the hold.

On the day of the trip, it is imperative to bring your pet's updated health record.

Remember: in the cabin or in the hold, your pet and its cage (or bag) will be subjected to a security check.

Travelling in the cabin

Travelling with pet

Only small animals are allowed in the cabin. As a general rule, the maximum permissible weight is 5 kg. But the weight varies according to the airlines.

For example, the Air France/KLM group accepts animals weighing up to 4 kg.

Beyond the maximum weight allowed in the cabin, your pet must travel in the hold.

In addition, dogs guiding people with motor or sensory disabilities are accepted by all companies to accompany the traveller during his flight.

For more information

To find approved air transport cages (IATA), secure and adapted to the size and weight of your pet, you must go to specialised pet shops.

For more information, please consult the website of the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition.