Carriage of animals in aircraft
If you decide to go on vacation with the whole family together with Pets, but to get to the destination will air travel, you need to know what rules is carriage of animals in aircraft. Failure to comply with these rules your pet on Board will not be allowed.
Deciding to take your pet with you on vacation, you should definitely notify the Manager of the airline. best of all — when you buy or reserve a ticket. You can inform about your decision to fly with the animal and later, but not later than 36 to 72 hours before the flight (depending on the company). This is done because usually the aircraft is permitted to carry from one to four animals, so that if you later realized it, your pet may not be enough space.
Each airlines carriage of animals in aircraft is governed by its own set of rules. The nuances of the rules of carriage in each company may vary, but the General principles remain the same. First you need to take care of the documents on the animal.
For domestic flights enough veterinary certificate. which inter alia will include all vaccinations and results of tests for worms. Make it three days before the trip. A basic and mandatory vaccination is considered vaccination against rabies. which should be done in a strictly defined period of time.
For international flights, this evidence is not enough. On the day of departure issued three days before the trip, the certificate needs to be exchanged for the international veterinary certificate. In addition, you will need a permit for the import or transit of the animal and a certificate stating that the animal presents no breeding value.
On the day of departure customs veterinary control check the correctness of all the documents, and you will be given a special boarding pass on an animal. presented at check-in.
Usually animals are not allowed to be transported in the cabin of the aircraft (the only exception is guide dogs, which are also carried free of charge). Some airlines allowto be transported in the cabin of a small tame domestic animals and birds weighing up to 5-8 kg (together with the cage/container), some transportation of animals is prohibited in the cabin.
The remaining animals are transported in the luggage compartment (cargo compartment). Note that, firstly, not all aircraft cargo compartments suitable for the carriage of animals. And secondly, not all flights are allowed to carry animals in the cargo hold. Carriage of animals in aircraft are charged according to the tariffs of the carrier, the total amount depends on the actual weight of the animal together with the cage.
To transport animals only in special containers. comply with the International air transport Association. The container must be labelled. The size of the container should be such that the animal can stand and freely turn over should also be free access of air into the container.
The container should be strong and well closed. A solid Foundation must be covered with absorbent and have a high side so that the absorbent material does not spill from the container. Also the container needs to be feeders and waterers. Birdcage cover of dense matter .
Please note thatmany countries have strict restrictions on the import of animals. So, you may need additional certificates and vaccinations, identification microchip or tattoo. It is necessary to know in advance, usually this information is provided by the Consulate of a particular country.
In some countries, imported animals must undergo quarantine for a period of one month to six months. If you fly to a country just for a few weeks, it will be easier to leave the animal at home. And in some countries, there are the ban on the import of certain animal species.
To transport of animals in aircraft are not turned to you a heap of problems, it is important find out in advance all the rules of importing animals to the Consulate of the country where you are going. as well as the rules of carriage. operating in a particular airline.
It is still very important to properly prepare to transport your pet, because for him the journey was likely to result in significant stress, and your task is to reduce this stress to a minimum .