Can my pet travel in the cabin with me?
No live animals—neither pets nor service animals—are permitted in the cabin of any Emirates aircraft. They can, however, travel in the aircraft hold subject to certain conditions and extra charges.
Pets and other animals can only be accepted for travel on Emirates flights provided that the IATA Live Animals Regulations are met in their entirety, as well as any additional government regulations which apply in the place of origin, transit and destination. The container in which each animal travels must be of adequate size, suitable design, and sufficient strength to prevent escape and/or injury during flight. For more information please contact your local Emirates Office.
Please Note: Certain countries prohibit the importation of animals and birds as baggage. All animals must travel as cargo to or via the following countries: Australia, Cyprus, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jamaica, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, Seychelles, South Africa, the Sultanate of Oman, and the United Kingdom. Animals are also prohibited on flights to and from any cities in India other than Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai.
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