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The Egypt Air pet policy for 2024 includes various options for flying with dogs or cats in the cabin and hold as checked baggage or cargo. Cats and dogs are the only animals allowed to fly in the cabin and hold, but, rather randomly, Egypt Air also sometimes accepts falcons too! All other animals must travel as cargo. Details of the Egypt Air pet policy for travelling on international and transatlantic flights with your cat or dog are included. Note that Egypt Air is one of the few that transports pets in the cabin from the United Kingdom (UK). For dogs and cats in the cabin or hold, or those travelling as cargo, pets must meet the minimum age requirements of the destination country.. When flying with dogs and cats in either the cabin or cargo hold with Egypt Air, your pet must be able to move around within their carrier, and they have to travel with an adult passenger. The price for flying your pet in an Egypt Air cabin or cargo hold varies, depending on the route, method of travel and the size of your pet. Egypt Air pet travel rules do not allow for cats and dogs on certain flights, or to specific international destinations. In addition, the Egypt Air dog policy doesn’t accept certain breeds either in the cabin or cargo hold. From 2021, Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) are no longer recognised by Egypt Air, and most other airlines. Only professionally trained Assistance and Service Animals are permitted with Egypt Air. ESAs must travel under the standard Egypt Air pet travel policy. You can also check out reviews for Egypt Air by fellow pet travellers to discover how their pet policy is experienced in practice.

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Dogs & Cats in the Cabin of the Plane
Dogs & Cats flying as Checked In Baggage
Pets flying in Cargo Hold
Assistance Dogs in Cabin
Psychiatric Service Dogs in Cabin
Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) in Cabin
Egypt Air Pet Policy 2024

Does Egypt Air allow pets in the cabin?

Dogs, cats and ferrets flying in the cabin are accepted by Egypt Air in their travel bag, up to a combined weight of 8kg. A one pet per passenger rule is in place, but more than one pet of the same species may travel together in the same travel crate, as long as they don’t weigh more than 8kg whilst in the pet carrier.

The travel bag or kennel must meet the Egypt Air specifications outlined in their pet travel policy. On the flight, the travel bag will be stowed underneath the seat in front of you, you can’t remove your cat or dog during the flight for safety reasons.

Egypt Air can accept two pets in each plane cabin section, so it’s advisable to make your cat or dog’s reservation at the same time as your own. If you’e flying with your falcon, you can take them in a suitable carrier too!

Snub-nosed animals such as Boxers, Pekinese and Persian cats can have trouble breathing during the flight, due to high temperatures and stress. To ensure their well-being, most snub-nosed animals may not be transported in the hold. However, they may be transported in the cabin.

Egypt Air pet in cabin price

The price you pay to take a cat, dog or falcon in the cabin with Egypt Air depends on the route, and the weight of your pet in their travel kennel:

Does Egypt Air allow pets in the hold?

If your feline or canine weighs more than 8kg, they must travel in the hold in accordance with the Egypt Air international pet travel policy. Only cats and dogs are allowed to fly in the hold.

For the safety of your pet, the travel kennel must meet the legal requirements of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Also, if your pet kennel has wheels, make sure that the wheels can be dismantled or locked before travel so that the kennel is not able to roll around in the hold.

A maximum of two pets are permitted to travel in the Egypt Air hold within the same travel crate, provided that they are familiar with each other. In this case, each pet can’t weigh more than 23kg.

Dogs weighing over 75kg can’t fly as checked baggage with Egypt Air, and those over 32kg aren’t accepted on flights to Tunisia and Tanzania.

Like other airlines, Egypt Air doesn’t allow brachycephalic (snub-nosed) breeds of cats and dogs to travel in the aircraft hold. This is due to respiratory issues they may face in the controlled ventilation within the hold of the plane.

Egypt Air pet in hold price

The cost of flying a pet in the hold with Egypt Air depends on their weight and the chosen route. Flights for pets are charged for each segment of the journey, if it includes connections.

Also be aware that if you’re travelling via Frankfurt, with a stopover of more than 3 hours, an additional €300 is payable.

Weight up to 23kg

Over 23kg & up to 32kg

Over 32kg & up to 75kg

Egypt Air Pet Policy for dogs and cats as cargo or freight

In some cases, your pet may have to fly as cargo, rather than as ‘checked baggage’. For instance, if you’re travelling on a different flight as your pet, or flying to a country that requires pets to arrive as freight.

To transport your pet as cargo, you will need to contact Lufthansa Airlines Cargo, a Star Alliance partner of Egypt Air, and the cargo branch that handles pet travel.

Egypt Air policy for Assistance & Service Dogs

You may travel with your Assistance or Service Dog in the cabin free of charge with Egypt Air. It’s recommended that you make the request during booking and no less than 48 hours before your departure. But try to make the reservation as far in advance as possible.

Your Assistance or Service Dog must be fully trained and accredited, and their original documentation has to be provided at check in. Your Dog must also wear their identifying harness and vest.

Egypt Air Policy for Emotional Support Animals & Psychiatric Service Dogs

Egypt Air no longer accepts Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) for travel. Only registered and professionally trained Assistance & Service Dogs are accepted to travel in the cabin free of charge. Note that trained Psychiatric Service Dogs are classified as Assistance or Service Dogs,, and they can travel under the Egypt Air Assistance Dog policy on flights to and from the USA. Psychiatric Service Dogs differ from ESAs, as they have been professionally trained to perform a specific task, or tasks, for their owner.

All pets other than Assistance & Service Dogs, including Emotional Support Animals (ESAs), must adhere to the standard Egypt Air pet policy, and comply with the size, weight and breed restrictions.

Remember the two golden rules when flying with your pet:

  1. Protect your pet against vector borne diseases when travelling
  2. Leave a review if you fly your cat or dog with Egypt Air!

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