Each country has specific requirements for the acceptance of animals, including documentation, restrictions on breeds, and fees and conditions for acceptance. Please consult local authorities before departure.
Passengers must be in possession of all animal-related documents required by the country of destination.
This service is not available on connecting or codeshare flights.
Air Transat does not transport pit bulls. In addition, certain breeds of dog are refused entry to some countries or regions. We are, therefore, unable to transport the following dog breeds:
- American Staffordshire Terrier
- Staffordshire Bull Terrier
- American Pit Bull Terrier
Please also note the following country-specific restrictions on travelling with pets:
To Israel: Mandatory advance notification and strict regulations are in effect. See the detailed instructions on travelling with pets to Israel.
To Jamaica: No animals are accepted on flights to Jamaica.
To Mexico : Strict regulations are in effect. Owners must hold specific health certificates issued within a certain time period prior to travel. Failure to present valid documents will result in the quarantine of the animal upon arrival and additional costs for veterinary inspection. Complete information can be found on the Servicio Nacional de Sanidad, Inocuidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria website (only in Spanish).
To Portugal: Advance arrangements are mandatory for all cats & dogs (including service dogs) entering Portugal from outside the European Union. Click here Will open in a separate browser window for details.
To St. Lucia, Republic of Ireland and United Kingdom: Cats and dogs are accepted as cargo only on Air Transat flights – advance arrangements are required and additional fees apply. Certified service dogs are accepted.
To St. Maarten: An advance application for entry is required and can be requested via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, minimum five (5) days prior to your expected arrival date. For further information, please contact: Inspection Department TEZVT - Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Tel: +1 (721) 542-5641, +1 (721) 542-5641 (O) / +1 (721) 520-7213 (M)