Check Pet Travel Policy
If you’re traveling with a pet on an All Nippon Airways flight, check the ANA Pet Policy to get a complete gist of the guidelines and regulations applicable in terms of check-in requirements, carrier specifications, pet fees, and everything else.
Pet Care in Cabin and Cargo
Pet travel arrangements may differ based on whether your pet is accompanied by you in the cabin or transported in the cargo hold. To learn more about the specific requirements and options for pet transportation.
Assistance Dogs: Specialized assistance is offered to passengers traveling with service dogs. This service is available exclusively for ANA-operated flights. For code-share flights, ANA recommends checking with the operating carrier.
It’s essential to recognize that the conditions aboard an aircraft significantly differ from your pet's everyday environment, and air travel may impact their health.
Air travel involves certain risks that could lead to weakness, injury, or, in extreme cases, fatality. Passengers are strongly advised to carefully consider these cautionary notes before transporting their pets by air.
ANA does not take responsibility for any injury or death of a pet if it is attributed to the pet's inherent qualities, such as their health condition and predispositions, or any container inadequacies.
Each country and region has regulations governing live animal import and export. You must contact the quarantine office, embassy, or relevant authorities of your departure and destination countries or areas well in advance.
Ensure that all the required documentation for the import and export of your pet is obtained and completed. This may include:
NOTE: Due to the notice issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the entry of dogs from certain countries and areas into the United States may be temporarily suspended.
Pets facing the following conditions may be more susceptible to stress and temperature changes during travel, potentially harming their health:
Certain small animals are allowed to be checked in if they meet specific criteria:
Please refer to the table below for a quick reference on which animals can be checked in and carried on board:
|Class||Allowed to Be Checked In||Allowed to Be Carried on Board||Remarks|
|Birds||✓||×||Birds of prey (including eagles, hawks, and owls) are not allowed.|
Important Note: Short-nosed dog breeds cannot be checked in during the summer period (May 1 - October 31) every year. This restriction is due to their heightened susceptibility to heat stroke and respiratory difficulties compared to other breeds in higher temperatures.
Short-nosed dogs include: Bulldogs, French Bulldog, Boxer, Shih Tzu, Boston Terrier, Bull Terrier, Brussels Griffon, Chow Chow, Chin, King Charles Spaniel, Tibetan Spaniel, Pug, Pekingese.
Get complete information in the ANA Check-in policy.
It's important to understand that baggage, cargo, and pets are loaded into the aircraft's cargo compartment. This environment can affect a pet's health, including possibly being left in a weakened physical condition or experiencing severe health issues.
Factors to consider:
All Nippon Airways Pet Policy - Immigration Conditions for Pets
Immigration conditions for pets vary by country and region. It is imperative to contact the quarantine office, embassy, or relevant authorities of both your departure and destination countries or regions to determine the required documentation for importing/exporting your pet. This may include an export quarantine, health, and import certificate.
Passengers with dogs and cats traveling to Japan, for example, must submit advance notification to the Animal Quarantine Service of Japan (AQS) at least 40 days before arrival.
The quarantine period for dogs or cats imported from rabies-free countries or regions can be completed within 12 hours with the appropriate microchip. Please note that the maximum quarantine period may extend to 180 days if conditions are not met.
Passengers traveling with rodents (mammals except for dogs and cats) and birds must submit notification documents and health certificates upon arrival. The exporting country's authority should issue these documents.
ANA Pet Policy - Reservation and Fees
Reservation: Advance reservation for pet transportation is required and cannot be made online. Reservations can be made up to two days before the departure of the first flight in your itinerary, especially when connecting from a Japan domestic to an international flight.
Service Fee: When checking in your pet, please note that the fee is not included in the free baggage allowance. The service fee varies based on the area of travel, as indicated below:
Service fees may also apply for certain sectors operating across two of the areas mentioned above or within one of the areas. Please see the examples provided for a better understanding of pricing.
Please note that the number of pet cages that can be accepted may be limited due to aircraft loading space. Therefore, you should inquire about pet transportation costs when making your reservation.
It is essential to adhere to specific precautions when using a pet cage for travel. These include:
Note: Some countries and regions may only transport pets as cargo.
Check the baggage allowances on your ANA flight ticket in the ANA Baggage Policy.
Passengers intending to check in a pet must submit a consent form. You can download and fill out the required form in advance, ensuring a smoother check-in process. Please bring the completed form with you to the airport.
Before your departure date, it is advisable to take the following steps to ensure your pet's comfort and safety during travel:
Depending on the season and climate at your destination, it's essential to prepare for temperature variations during travel:
Pets raised indoors often have thicker undercoats. If this applies to your pet, consider trimming their undercoat when traveling in warmer weather.
When boarding an aircraft, be cautious about placing toys or other items inside your pet's cage, as they may accidentally swallow them due to changes in the aircraft environment. Additionally, collars and leashes may pose risks as they could be chewed off or entangled. To prevent accidents, remove your pet's leash before check-in. If you wish to transport your pet with its collar, ensure it fits securely and is not loose.
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