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The Iberia pet travel policy for 2024 includes various options for flying with dogs and cats in the cabin and cargo hold. Details of the Iberia pet policy for international and transatlantic flights with your cat or dog are included. Note that Iberia airlines does not transport weasels (ferrets, pine martins etc) on any flight. However, dogs, cats, fish, birds and turtles are all accepted in the cabin if certain criteria is met. For both pets in the cabin and in the cargo hold, any dog or cat must be at least 10 weeks old. When flying with your pet in either the cabin or cargo hold with Iberia, your cat or dog must be able to move around within their carrier, and they have to travel with an adult passenger. Iberia’s pet travel rules do not permit pets on certain flights, or to specific international destinations. There are also particular dog breeds that aren’t accepted for travel either in the cabin or cargo hold. Assistance & Service Dogs are welcome to fly in the cabin free of charge, but Emotional Support Animals aren’t permitted by Iberia. You can also check out reviews by other pet travellers for Iberia Airlines, or leave a review if you’ve flown your cat or dog with Iberia!

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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
Iberia Pet Policy 2024

Does Iberia allow pets in the cabin?

Dogs and cats in the cabin are accepted by Iberia in their travel bag, up to a combined weight of 8kg.

The travel bag or kennel must meet Iberia’s 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.

Snub-nosed animals such as Boxers, French Bulldogs, Bostion Terriers, Pugs, 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 if they meet the specifications for flying in the cabin.

Iberia pet in cabin price

Spain (except Canary Islands) €30/$45/£30

Canary Islands, Europe, North Africa & Middle East €50/$60/£145

America & Asia €150/$180/£135

Does Iberia allow pets in the hold?

If your feline or canine weighs more than 8kg, and up to a maximum of 45kg, including the crate, they must travel in the hold in accordance with the Iberia pet travel policy.

For the safety of your dog, the kennel must meet the legal requirements of IATA (International Air Transport Association). 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.

If you are taking a connecting flight, the transit time between flights must be no less than 90 minutes and no more than 4 hours. Otherwise, you can’t take your pet with you.

Iberia pet in hold price

Spain (except Canary Islands) €80/$95/£75

Canary Islands, Europe, North Africa & Middle East €120/$145/£110

America & Asia €300/$360/£270

Non-permitted dog breeds

Dogs considered to be potentially dangerous may not be permitted to travel with Iberia under their restricted dogs policy.

Iberia Assistance & Service Dog and Emotional Support Animals (ESAs)

You can travel with your Assistance or Service Dog free of charge with Iberia, and 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.

Psychiatric Service Dogs are included in the Iberia Assistance Dog Policy as they are trained service animals, however Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) aren’t included as they don’t perform a specific task for their owner.

Excluded Routes International, Intercontinental & Transatlantic pet travel flights with Iberia Cargo

Animals are not permitted in the cabin on flights to London, England or in the hold on flights to and from London. However, they are permitted to travel as cargo. Please speak with a freight agent who will made the booking with IAG Cargo. If you’re entering the UK,  your dog must meet the requirements for travel to Scotland, England, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Brazil: only allows the entry of birds that meet a series of requirements

Argentina: Present an Animal Health Certificate, issued by a licensed veterinarian, to the authorities that ensures that the animal is disease-free and has a rabies shot valid for a maximum of 1 year

Panama: By order of the Panama authorities, as of 1 November 2011 any pet that travels should have an Export Certificate for small species issued by the health authority of the country of origin. It must how that your pet has been vaccinated for rabies. You’ll also need a Good Animal Health Certificate, certified by the Panama consul in the country of origin. The certificate of rabies vaccination should also be notified 3 days before the pet’s arrival

South Africa: Animals travelling in the cabin or in the hold as luggage are not allowed to enter or leave the country. They must be transported as cargo or goods and must comply with the regulations currently in force.

Always ensure your cat or dog is adequately protected against vector borne diseases in a foreign country. And remember to leave a review if you fly your pet with Iberia!

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