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Can I travel from the UK to Finland or from Finland to the UK with my dog?

Yes, but please note that Finland and the UK have different rules regulating how your dog has to be transported. 

From UK to Finland

When travelling from the UK to Finland, you can bring your pet on the same flight with you as special baggage. Depending on its size and weight, your pet can travel either in the cabin or in the hold of the aircraft.

Dog’s and carrier’s total weight 

Transportation type 

Max 8 kg (17 lb)  

In cabin as a special baggage

Max 50 kg (110 lb)

In the hold of the aircraft as a special baggage

50+ kg  (110+ lb) 

Cargo

If you already have a booking, please notify us about the pet by filling in the special baggage form. Please also note, that a prior approval is needed from the airline. When you’re planning to travel with your dog and don’t have a reservation yet, reserve your flight by contacting our Customer Service. You can check in for the flight at the airport’s passenger terminal. A fixed fee applies.

From Finland to UK

Due to local regulations the importation of dogs or other pets as special baggage is not allowed to/via the UK and they must always be transported as cargo. 

Dog’s and carrier’s total weight 

Transportation type 

All weights

Cargo

Also, the importation to/via South Africa, Hong Kong and Australia as a special baggage is not allowed. To these countries, live animals must always be transported as cargo.

When your pet is transported as cargo, you need to make the reservation through Finnair Cargo and the pet must be dropped off and picked up from the cargo terminal. The transportation fee depends on, for example, the size and weight of your pet together with the transportation box. 


Read more about travelling with pets on Finnair flights and find more FAQ's about animal transportation

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