The Play Airlines pet policy 2023 doesn’t include any options for flying cats, dogs, or other pets in the cabin, or in the hold. Trained and registered Assistance & Service Dogs are permitted in the Play Airlines cabin, free of charge, but Emotional Support Animals aren’t accepted. If you’re travelling to Iceland with an Assistance or Service Dog, it’s important to be aware that strict pet import rules apply. All animals arriving in Iceland must spend 14 days in quarantine, but you can apply for your Assistance or Service dog to carry out the quarantine period with you at your residence. Leave a pet travel review if you’ve flown your Service or Assistance Dog in the cabin with Play Airlines! Read on for the full Play Airlines pet policy for 2023.
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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||❌|
Does Play Airlines allow Pets in the Cabin?
Only officially trained and registered Assistance & Service Dogs are permitted to fly in the cabin with Play Airlines.
If you’re looking to fly a pet in the cabin within the EU, check out 10 EU Pet Friendly Airlines. Or if you’re travelling from the United Kingdom (UK) to the EU, have a look at UK in Cabin Pet Friendly Airlines.
Does Play Airlines Allow Pets in the Hold as Checked Baggage?
Unfortunately, Play Airlines doesn’t fly pets in the hold as checked baggage. But, there are plenty of other airlines that are pet-friendly!
Play Airlines is based in Iceland, and Icelandair does offer some limited pet in the hold options. Note that all cats and dogs entering Iceland must spend time in quarantine. Also note that Icelandair doesn’t accept pets in the hold or the cabin if another carrier is operating part of the route.
Does Play Airlines Allow Pets in the Hold as Cargo?
Pets are unable to fly with Play Airlines as cargo.
Play Airlines Policy for Assistance & Service Dogs & Emotional Support Animals (ESAs)
Be aware that only one Service or Assistance Dog is accepted to fly in the cabin on each Play Airlines flight.
Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) are not accepted for free travel in the cabin. You must provide evidence that your Assistance or Service Dog has been specifically trained in a specific task or tasks by a charitable organisation with full membership of either:
- Assistance Dogs International (ADI) or
- International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF)
Be aware that Assistance & Service Dogs can’t travel one way if you have reserved a return ticket.
To enable you to take your Assistance or Service Dog with Play Airlines to or via Iceland, they must additionally hold a prior authorization issued by MAST.
MAST is the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority, and requires that travellers with Registered Assistance or Service Dogs complete and return an application for a Dog Import Permit or, for permission to transit in Keflavik Airport with your dog. Find full information at http://www.mast.is/english/frontpage/import-export/import/liveanimalsLink opens in a new tab
The MAST pet policy states that dogs in transit through Iceland are not permitted to come into contact with other animals at Keflavik International Airport. Passengers connecting through Keflavik Airport with a registered Assistance or Service Dogs with Play Airlines, must wait for their connecting flight in a designated area of the terminal. A member of airport staff will accompany you and your Assistance or Service Dog to the departure gate for your connecting flight.
Pet Travel Documentation & Vaccines
Play is an Icelandic international pet friendly airline, so for flights to Iceland, your Assistance or Service Dog will have to spend time in quarantine. Note that you can request that your dog carries out the quarantine at home, to ensure you still have them at your side.
For flights within the EU, your cat or dog has to meet the EU Pet Travel Scheme criteria. This means that you’ll need to arrange either a Pet Passport or Animal Health Certificate, and ensure that your cat or dog is microchipped and vaccinated against Rabies.
You can also check out pet travel laws for other worldwide destinations in 2023.
Remember to ensure you adequately protect Assistance or Service Dog from foreign vector borne diseases. And leave a pet travel review if you fly your Assistance or Service Dog with Play Airlines!