They can travel with you in the aircraft cabin or as baggage in the hold
Iberia does not permit the carriage of weasels (ferrets, pine martens, etc.)
Please find out what documentation you need to travel with your dog, cat, tortoise, bird, etc. Bear in mind the legal regulations and conditions to take them.
You can request the service through your Iberia office or travel agency in order to guarantee the service.
Acceptance in the hold
Carry them in the hold in an appropriate cage or pet pack: resistant, secure, comfortable and ventilated. Contact the Booking Office when you buy your ticket.
To be able to carry your pet in the hold you must put it in a cage or pet pack that complies with international regulations:
The number of cages or pet packs and their sizes is limited by the type of aircraft. If you intend to fly with your pet you should contact the Booking Office for authorisation. The trip can only be authorised when all of the flight legs are confirmed.
Charges for the carriage of pets in the hold, per leg
|Spain, Europe, Africa and the Middle East||America and Angola||Originating in America*, Nigeria or Israel|
Single charge payable exclusively at the airport
For flights out of Brazil (return), the charge per animal is USD 240
Acceptance in the cabin
Take them with you in the cabin if they don’t weigh more than 8 kg. (including their cage or pet pack) with previous authorisation from the Booking Office
Some pets can travel in the cabin with you, if you get authorisation from the Booking Office and if the pet meets these conditions:
*Sold in airports. Subject to availability.
Charges for the carriage of pets in the cabin, per leg
|Spain||Europe, Africa and the Middle East||America* and Angola|
Single charge payable exclusively at the airport
* If the origin is America the rate per animal is USD 150 per animal, except for return flights with origin in Brazil. The charge per animal for those flights is USD 240.
Legal limits and documentation
You can take your pet with you so long as you meet all the legal requirements and have the necessary documentation.
Veterinary passport for travel with dogs and cats as pets.
New regulation on the carriage of pets between EU Member States:
Travel within domestic territory
You do not need a special veterinary ID to travel within Spain; you just have to have the animal’s official health card with you.
Vaccine requirements in Spain are limited to a rabies vaccine, which is mandatory for dogs in some Autonomous Communities and voluntary in others.
Travel to EU Member States (except UK, Ireland and Sweden).
Animals should travel with a pet passport which shows:
Travel to Sweden, the UK, Ireland and Malta.
Pets (except ferrets) shall travel with a pet passport that meets the same requirements as above. Additionally, you should be able to prove they have had a clean rabies neutralising antibodies test (blood test).
If your destination is the United Kingdom or Ireland (*), the sample should be taken 30 days after they were vaccinated and 6 months before the trip.
If your destination is Sweden, the sample should be taken 120 days after they were vaccinated.
Iberia is at this time still unauthorized to carry animals to the United Kingdom. Iberia cannot accept any animals whose destination is the United Kingdom.
Journeys from other countries with favourable conditions to the European Union:
For some European countries (Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican), entry will be admitted according to the applicable national regulations (except United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta and Sweden).
They will also be admitted entry into European states (except UK, Ireland, Malta and Sweden) from certain rabies-free countries (Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Aruba; Ascension Island; Australia; Barbados; Bahrain; Belarus; Bermuda; Bosnia and Herzegovina; British Virgin Islands; Canada; Cayman Islands; Chile; Croatia; Dutch Antilles; Falkland Islands; Fiji; French Polynesia; Hong Kong; Jamaica; Japan; Malaysia; Mauritius; Mayotte; Mexico; Montserrat; New Caledonia; New Zealand; Russian Federation; Saint Helena; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Pierre and Miquelon; Saint Vincent and Grenadines; Singapore; Taiwan; Trinidad and Tobago; United Arab Emirates; United States of America; Vanuatu; Wallis and Futuna) with a valid certificate that meets applicable national regulations.
Journeys from other countries with other conditions to the European Union:
For cases of entry from some countries with an unfavourable situation with regard to rabies not included in the point above, entry will be admitted into European states (except Sweden, UK and Malta) with a certificate that meets applicable national regulations certifying that the animal has had a rabies vaccination or, where applicable, a booster shot in accordance with the recommendations of the manufacturer laboratory, with an inactivated vaccination of at least one antigen unit per dose (WHO standard) and that the animal has had a blood test to confirm a neutralising antibody titration at least equal to 0.5 IU/ml in a sample taken by a qualified veterinarian at least 30 days following vaccination and 3 months before the trip.
More information at:
* Only available in English, French and German
Animals are not admitted in the cabin (PETC) or in the hold (AVIH) on flights to Great Britain (on London-Madrid flights we only accept animals as freight. Please speak with a freight agent who will made the booking with IAG Cargo. You cannot contact IAG Cargo directly)
Ireland: on flights to Ireland only animals as freight can be accepted.
Brazil only allows the entry of birds that meet a series of requirements. More information
Argentina: Present an animal health certificate, issued by a licensed veterinarian, to the authorities that ensures that the animal is disease-free and has a rabies shot valid for a maximum of 1 year.
Panama: By order of the Panaman authorities, as of November 1, 2011 any pet that travels should have an export certificate for small species issued by the health authority of the country of origin, showing that it has been vaccinated for rabies, and a good animal health certificate, certified by the Panaman consul in the country of origin. The certificate of rabies vaccination should also be notified three (3) days’ before the pet's arrival. More information: email@example.com
If you travel with your pet to Spain from a non-Schengen country, make sure your airport of arrival appears on the list of airports authorised by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment:
If you are travelling with an AVIH (Live Animal in Hold) you cannot send it to the final destination in transit. You have to pick up your AVIH from the transit airport and check it in again with the other carrier, paying a charge for each. You must send your animal as air freight so it can travel in transit.
If you are travelling with a PETC (Pet in the Cabin), you will have to pay each carrier separately.
American Airlines has its own restrictions and regulations for checking in pets. Only guide dogs and sniffer dogs used in search and rescue missions may travel in the cabin. Animals that travel in hold may not be checked-in in transit, at the final destination. If you are travelling with American Airlines and wish to travel with your pet, find out how on the airline’s website, at the bottom of this page.
Different charges, fees or taxes may apply depending on the laws in each country.
They will only be accepted in the cabin when they accompany passengers who depend on them to get around. (In case of deaf passengers or those who need emotional support, a medical confirmation certificate will be necessary).
Certified instructors will also be able to fly with a service animal in the cabin with the same conditions.
They must be muzzled if they travel in the cabin.
They cannot occupy a seat and will travel next to the passenger in the place that disturbs other passengers the least.
They can travel without any additional charge both in the cabin and in the hold so long as they accompany a passenger with special requirements.
The animal’s weight will not be included in the passenger's free baggage allowance for the trip.
Regulations with regard to acceptance, documentation, waiver on the part of Iberia, type of cage or pet pack (if travelling in the hold) will be the same as for other pets.
To prevent any issues during boarding, provide this information to Serviberia : ahead of time.
If you want to travel to the United Kingdom with your guide dog or service animal(*), you have to go through a series of procedures established by the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs "DEFRA".
Contact the website: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk at least one week before the start of your trip for full information on the documents required and go through the process of obtaining pre-authorisation on entry.
To ensure that everything is ready and to provide the assistance you require on arrival, you must notify us of your intention to travel with a service animal in the cabin at least 72 hours before the departure of your flight.
When you check in, you have to present all the basic documentation (pet passport, health record and certificate of good health) along with the pre-authorisation obtained before. This is essential for embarkation.
(*) to these effects, the only animals the British authorities consider service animals are dogs and cats.
You may not take rodents with you in the cabin, and AVIH (animals in hold) are not accepted.
If you are travelling on an IB5000 flight (Vueling) with a connection with another flight operated by Iberia or Iberia Regional, the same charges that Iberia applies regarding origin/destination will apply. On IB5000 (Vueling) point-to-point flights or on journeys where IB5000 flights connect with another IB5000, the cost of the service changes to €25 per leg on domestic routes and €40 per leg on flights to/from the Canary Islands or international flights.
According to AENA regulations, based on Law 50/1999, your dog must be muzzled to be able to pass the security check if it belongs to one of these breeds:
Pit Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Rottweiler, Argentine Dogo, Brazilian Mastiff, Tosa or Akita.
It will also depend on its build, muscle, height and weight.
The carrier may deny boarding to any animal that does not meet the abovementioned requirements without incurring any liability.