Pets as manifested cargo

Congratulations! You are moving or traveling to a foreign country, and your four-legged friend is joining you on this adventure.

Are you wondering when your pet should be booked as manifested cargo?

What does cargo mean? Cargo: your pet travels in the cargo hold at the bottom of the plane on a passenger or cargo flight and is booked by a pet travel agent.


Your pet has to travel as cargo if:

  • Your pet is traveling to Australia, Bahrain, Ireland, Hong Kong, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates,¬†Kenya, Great Britain or South Africa.
  • Your pet travels unaccompanied.
  • Your pet is snub-nosed, such as the English Bulldog, French Bulldog, Pug, Boxer, Pekinese, King Charles Spaniels or Persian cars. To ensure the wellbeing of these breeds, most airlines have adjusted regulations or an embargo.
  • Your dog is a Pitbull, Staffordshire (Bull) Terrier, Cane Corso, Mastiff or a Bordeaux Dog, as these breeds will not be accepted as excess luggage by most airlines.
  • Your dog has to be transported in a customized wooden transport kennel because it is too large to fit the regular sizes.


As a pet travel professional, Flying Dutch Pets will book the best possible pet-friendly option and guide you through all logistic and veterinary issues.

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