Travelling with animals and birds
We know how important your pets are to you, which is why we strive to extend our world-class service to your furry and feathered friends when they travel. Qatar Airways accepts domesticated dogs, cats and birds as checked baggage, either on your flight or on a separate one, in accordance with international air travel regulations.
To allow us to comply with the rules of different countries on your travel route, we advise that you notify us of your requirements to travel with pets at the time of booking. If this is not possible, please notify us at least 48 hours before departure, to avoid any inconvenience or delays.
Travel regulations require you to make all necessary documentation for your pet available before travel. Such documents include their health certificate (signed by your veterinarian, indicating that the animal is fit to fly) and identification or pet passport.
Travelling cost of pets as checked baggage
Service dog(s) can be transported in the cabin free of charge when travelling on specific routes.
If a falcon is transported as checked baggage and not in the cabin, travelling cost of animals as checked baggage will apply.
Pet care during transfer in Doha
During your transfer in Doha, our ground staff will make sure that:
- Animals are allowed out of their kennels to walk and stretch;
- Animals are observed for signs of sickness and stress;
- Kennels are cleaned;
- Dogs are walked;
- Animals are provided a larger, more comfortable kennel during transit.
Health, breed or age restrictions
Qatar Airways does not permit transport of certain breeds of dogs and cats as these animals are normally susceptible to increased risk of heat stroke when exposed to stress or temperatures above 21°C (69.8°F).Learn more