Travelling dog
Travelling dog

with animals

What you need to consider when flying!

Travelling with an animal companion

Before travelling with your pet, be sure to consult your veterinarian and find out about the entry requirements of your destination country and the applicable rules of your airline.

Travel preparation

On departure day

  1. The airport company recommends that all passengers arrive at the respective terminal 2.5 hours prior to departure and proceed to the security check immediately after check-in.
  2. Animals may be carried in the terminal only by a leash, in a transport box or otherwise secured in a manner appropriate to the species.
  3. After you have checked in your baggage at the check-in counter and presented your pet, proceed with animals that are not allowed to travel in the cabin to the oversized baggage counter in Terminal 1. Please have your pet passport and your booking documents ready.
  4. Please double check that your pet has enough water and food in the box. Toys and a blanket can help relax your pet.

Entry with animals to Germany

For the entry with pets (cats, dogs, ferrets) from member states of the European Union there are no official requirements. The entry of pets from non-EU countries is regulated by EU Regulation No. 576/2013.

Please note that you are required to register the pet when importing or re-importing it from a non-EU country, so that a document check or identity check can be carried out.

If you enter the country with pets that do not comply with the applicable regulations, you must expect that the animals will be presented to the official veterinarian at the point of entry for a fee and the animal may then be sent back to the country of origin, quarantined for several months or, under certain circumstances, the animal may even be ordered to be put to sleep.

Detailed information can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture

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