Rules for the transportation of pets

  • The person who is transporting the animal must be listed as the owner.
  • Transportation of a pet tamed animal is possible only by an adult passenger.

Transportation of an animal both in the cabin of an aircraft and in baggage is subject to mandatory agreement with the Aircompany (no later than 48 hours before departure), as well as payment according to the tariffs for the carriage of excess baggage.

Please note that transportation in the passenger compartment and luggage compartment is not accepted for:

  • arthropods (insects, arachnids, crustaceans);
  • reptiles (turtle, iguana, Gecko, chameleon, snake, lizard, frog, etc.);
  • rodents (Guinea pig, rat, chinchilla, Chipmunk, squirrel, gerbil, Dormouse, marmot, ground squirrel, jerboa, etc.);
  • fish and fish seed, sea and river animals that require transportation in the water;
  • animals and birds that are not domesticated (taken from the wild), large predators that are representatives of wild fauna in a state of natural freedom in their habitat, such as bears, large primates (gibbons, orangutans, gorilla, chimpanzees, etc.), wild cats such as caracal, serval, ocelot, reed cat, angler cat, Far Eastern forest cat, manul, Andean cat, Chilean cat, etc., large predators of the feline family: snow leopard, jaguar, lion, tiger, panther, lynx, cougar;
  • sick and experimental animals/birds;
  • animals whose weight together with the container exceeds 50 kg.

! Brachycephalic dogs: pugs, English bulldogs, French bulldogs, Pekingese, boxers, sharpies, bulldogs, Bordeaux dogs, Shi-tsu, etc., are accepted for carriage only with a written statement from the passenger which removes full responsibility from the Aircompany (written in any form).

  • Transportation in the cabin/baggage compartment

    In the cabin of the aircraft, a passenger can carry one container with a pet. One or two animals of the same species of any age can be placed in the container. The weight of the container should not exceed 8 kg, with dimensions of no more than 115 cm in the sum of three dimensions (length * height * width).

    No more than 2 places (containers, cages, carrier bags) with animals / birds are allowed for transportation in the cabin of the aircraft on the flight.

    If the weight of the animal together with the container exceeds 8 kg or the carrying dimensions exceed 115 cm in the sum of three dimensions (length * height * width), then transportation is carried out only in the baggage compartment.

    On board:

    A passenger carrying an animal in the passenger compartment, in accordance with safety requirements, is provided with a seat at the porthole.

    A passenger carrying an animal in the passenger compartment is not provided with:

    • seat at the emergency exit;
    • seat with passengers with children or with other passengers carrying animals;
    • seat in the front rows in the Economy class cabin.

    During take-off, landing, and passage of the turbulence zone, the carrier/container must be safely placed under the seat of the forward seat or installed on the floor at the passenger's feet.

    Attention! During the entire flight, it is forbidden to open the container and remove/release the animal from the carrier.

  • Veterinary documents

    A note on vaccination of the animal in accordance with the requirements of the Rosselkhoznadzor.

    The presence of a valid rabies vaccination is a mandatory requirement. After vaccination, quarantine must be maintained for 21 days.

    A note about the clinical examination of the animal by a veterinarian. The mark must be made no earlier than 14 days before the start of the trip.

    If there is no column in the passport of your animal to mark the clinical examination of a veterinarian (for example, in old-style passports), a certificate from a state veterinary institution may be submitted as a document confirming the clinical examination of the animal.

    The requirements for the movement of animals in the Russian Federation (including vaccination requirements) can be found on the Rosselkhoznadzor website.

  • Carrier requirements

    The carrier must be ventilated, with a waterproof bottom, and also have a reliable locking device. In carrier, the animal should be able to lie in a natural position, stand up to its full height and rotate 360 degrees.

  • Transportation of puppies and kittens

    When transporting puppies and kittens, there are age restrictions, since not everyone easily tolerates the flight. Animals up to 8 weeks old cannot be transported due to possible dehydration during the flight. For puppies and kittens aged from 8 to 12 weeks, in the absence of a veterinary passport with a rabies vaccination mark, it is necessary to provide a veterinary certificate confirming that the animal can be taken on the plane.

  • Guide Dogs

    Guide dogs accompanying visually impaired passengers are transported in the cabin of the aircraft without a container, in agreement with the Aircompany. There is no charge for their transportation.

    Documents required for transportation:

    • Document confirming the passenger's disability
    • Certificate confirming the special training of the guide dog
    • veterinary certificates (other documents, if necessary)

    The guide dog must have a collar and muzzle and be tied to a chair at the feet of the passenger it is accompanying.

  • Transportation of animals on international flights

    Please note that for a number of countries there are special rules for the import / export of animals. You can find out the necessary information on the rules in advance on the Rosselkhoznadzor website.

    We recommend that you contact the veterinary and phytosanitary supervision service in advance of your flight departure:

    • Cherepovets, Lenin str., 80, office 114, tel. 8 (8202) 57-45-11;
    • Vologda, 33 Pobedy Ave., tel. 8 (8172) 72-67-35, 72-67-25.

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