Terms and Conditions of Transport
Please contact your airline in advance about the approved species and the terms and conditions of transport. The transport of dogs and cats is generally permissible, while rodents are strictly excluded. However, every airline has its own rules and may grant exceptions, e.g. for birds.
Each country has different entry requirements. Please inform yourself well in advance about the country-specific entry requirements for animals, such as quarantine measures. For more information, contact the Federal Foreign Office.
Please inform your airline well in advance that you will be travelling with your pet. The prices for the animal transport vary by airline.
The veterinarian responsible for the animal will provide you with the required pet passport, in which all vaccinations are recorded. The unique identification of the animal is ensured by the implantation of a microchip on which all relevant data is stored.
Please provide a suitable transport box or kennel for the transport of the animal. This can be purchased at a pet shop. Unfortunately, the sale or lease of a transport box is not possible at the airport.
The transport of animals in the cabin:
Animals which comply with the airline-specific hand luggage size and weight specifications may be taken on board. You should check with your airline beforehand whether the animal may be transported in a flexible (soft) bag or in a plastic box.
The transport of animals in the cargo compartment:
Animals that do not comply with the hand luggage size and weight specifications will be transported in a heated cargo hold. Please label the transport box with the animal's name, full address as well as the telephone number. In accordance with the animal welfare ordinance, the animal must be able to lie, sit, stand and turn around inside the transport box. The transport box must also be equipped with a water bowl and sufficient absorption material.
Please contact Air Cargo for information on the transport of larger animals, such as horses.