Finnair will transport your pets either in the cabin or in the hold of the aircraft depending on their weight and size. A prior approval is needed from the airline, so make your flight reservation by contacting our Customer service by phone, and notify us about the pet. Please, have at hand the dimensions of the pet transportation container, as well as the total weight of the pet and the container.
In the EU, pets must be identified by a microchip or a tattoo done before 3 July 2011. In addition, the pet must have a certificate (known as a pet passport), which bears its rabies vaccination status, along with other health information. Further information about transporting pets to/from Finland is available on
Evira’s website (the Finnish Food Safety Authority). To find out which documents are required and which rules apply to transporting your pets to/from other countries, we recommend consulting the embassies of the country of departure and the country of destination.
The booking procedure and policies are different for different carriers. The regulations on these pages apply to flights operated by Finnair. If your ticket includes flights operated by other airlines, please check their baggage regulations.