TAP allows transportation of animals in the cabin or hold depending on available space, the type of animal and the combined weight of the animal and container, type of aircraft to be operated, the cabin booked by the passenger and entry restrictions in the country of destination.
Passengers travelling with animals have to:
- Present the animal’s documents (health certificates, passports and other documents identifying the animal);
- Sign the transport of live animals declaration, available from the check-in desk;
- Provide the food and water needed for the trip.
Only dogs registered as service animals (SVAN) can be transported to the UK, and only in the cabin. Animals that are not service animals can only be transported out of the UK.
Before traveling, check the Portuguese Veterinary Authority website for information on the health requirements for movement of domestic animals to and from European Union member countries and non-members countries.
If you need information on importing and exporting animals, you should contact the embassy or consulate of the country in question.