Egyptair flying with pets

Are passengers allowed to travel with pets on Egyptair flights?

Pets are accepted on Egyptair flights as checked baggage or in the passenger cabin. Passengers who want to take their pets during their flight with Egyptair should refer to the nearest Egyptair sales offices to confirm acceptance of their animal.

What is Egyptair policy on pet acceptance?

Egyptair policy regarding the transportation of pets includes the following general regulations:

  • Passengers planning to travel with a pet will have to contact Egyptair’s reservation department to inform the airline of their request.
  • Dogs and cats must be at least 8 weeks old to travel.
  • Pets (household birds, dogs, and cats) must be transported in proper containers provided by the passenger and accompanied by a valid health vaccination certificate. Owners should carry sufficient food for his pets for the journey and during transit time.
  • The passenger should assume full responsibility for such pet.
  • Pets still remain subject to customs regulations of the country of transit and destination. Pets are not allowed for carriage as pet in cabin or as checked baggage to some countries such as the Kingdom of Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Republic of Yemen, the United Kingdom, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia and should accepted only as cargo.
  • Egyptair shall not be liable for the delay, sickness, loss, injury to or death of such pets or in the event that it is refused entry into or passage through any country state or territory.

Pets in the Passenger Cabin (PETC)

Egyptair accepts pets for carriage in the cabin according to the following conditions:

  • Only cats and dogs are permitted. Falcons may be accepted onboard, but more information should be required from Egyptair’s reservation department.
  • The total weight (weight of the cage plus the pet’s weight) must not exceed 8 kg.
  • The maximum dimensions of the cage must not exceed 55 x 40 x 20 cm.
  • The PETC service is limited to one pet per cage, one cage per passenger.
  • Acceptance of pets is restricted to 2 pets per class, on a first come, first served basis; any additional pet will be accepted as checked baggage.


Egyptair will charge an additional fee for pets transported in the passenger cabin:

Pets as Checked Baggage (AVIH)

Egyptair accepts pets for carriage as checked baggage according to the following conditions:

  • The maximum permitted weight of a pet and cage as checked baggage is 45 kg; over 45 kg, it must be shipped as cargo.
  • Acceptance of pets weighing more than 32 kg is subject to departing/arrival airports regulations. To/from/via Spain, Tunis, Tanzania maximum 32 kg per cage is permitted.
  • The pet will not be accepted up to the final destination as checked baggage if no reservation has been made for the connecting flight operated by another carrier.
  • Pets will not be accepted as checked baggage on Embraer E170 aircraft (Egyptair Express flights).


Pets are not carried as part of the free baggage allowance and will be charged as follows:

Total WeightFlights to/from Canada and the USAll Other Flights*
Up to 23 kg150% the extra piece charge100% the extra piece charge
From 23 kg to 32 kg200% the extra piece charge150% the extra piece charge
From 32 kg to 45 kg, if such weight is accepted300% the extra piece charge200% the extra piece charge
*An extra charge of EUR 300 is applicable when traveling with pets on connecting flights via Frankfurt airport, and the connection time is over 3 hours.

Service Animals

Assistance animals like seeing eye dogs, hearing aid dogs, emotional support animals are considered to be Service Animals and are carried free of charge subject to aircraft type. Passengers traveling with an emotional support pet must have documentation from a licensed mental doctor, dated within the last year, stating that the animal’s assistance is essential to his or her mental health and the passenger is under professional care for a mental-health-related disability.

Service Animals should be accompanied by valid entry permits and vaccination and health certificates. Service Animals accompanying in the cabin a passenger with a disability are exempt from any weight limitation and container requirements. An absorbent mat may be placed on the cabin floor, underneath the dog, at all times (supply for the mat is to be arranged by the passenger).

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