Eurowings flying with pets

How are pets allowed to travel on Eurowings flights?

Pets may travel on short-haul and medium-haul Eurowings flights only in the passenger cabin. No pet will be transported in the baggage hold or on long-haul flights. Pets are also allowed on Eurowings flights booked through a partner airline or travel agency.

Are there any restrictions for pets on Eurowings flights?

Only cats and dogs may be transported on Eurowings flights. For safety reasons, Eurowings will not accept category 1 restricted breeds, such as bull terriers, mastiffs etc. Due to national regulations, pets will not be accepted on flights from and to the UK and Ireland. Also, cats and dogs younger than 3 months will not be accepted on flights to Israel. In addition, size and weight restrictions for the pet container will apply.

Pets in the Passenger Cabin

You can register your pet on Eurowings flights during the online booking process. You can also add your pet to your booking afterwards, online, through the call centre, via a partner airline or travel agency. You must have all the health and vaccination certificates, as well as import permits and any other documents required by the countries to/through which you are traveling.

Eurowings only accepts one pet per bag and per person. The pet must weigh no more than 8 kg, including the transport bag. The transport bag may be no larger than 55 x 40 x 23 cm in size. Also, this bag must be closed, bite-proof and watertight, allowing the air to circulate (hard-shell containers are not accepted). In the bag, the pet must be able to move naturally (to stand upright, to turn around and to lie down). Eurowings may refuse to transport the animal if the bag does not meet these requirements.


The pet and transport bag will not count as free baggage. A fee of €55 (£49) must be paid when traveling with a pet. The fee will be charged separately for individual flight segments if you have booked a one-stop connection. If you have booked your Eurowings flight via a partner airlines or at a travel agency, the fee for transporting your pet may differ.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance/Service Dogs (hearing dogs, seeing-eye dogs, service dogs trained to assist passengers with autism or epilepsy, and rescue dogs) may accompany passengers with disabilities on board. Assistance/Service Dogs (SVAN) are accepted free of charge on Eurowings flights. Special regulations on the entry and exit of Assistance/Service Dogs apply for the UK and Ireland.

On all flights except to/from the US, only one Guide Dog per flight is accepted. Therefore, it is recommended to contact Eurowings before making your booking when in order to ascertain whether this place is still free. Passengers traveling with an Assistance/Service Dogs must check in at least 2 hours before departure.

On Eurowings direct flights to/from the US and feeder flights with UA (United Airlines) flight numbers to/from the US, it is possible to transport an emotional support dog (ESAN) in the cabin free of charge. To transport an emotional support dog, it is necessary to submit medical documentation from a certified psychologist and receive confirmation from Eurowings customer service department no later than 48 hours before departure.

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