All animals may be inspected by government veterinary officials upon landing in any country. Please note that veterinary inspection fees may be charged. Local veterinary health certificates obtained from animal clinics are not sufficient to clear government veterinary inspections. In order to obtain these additional documents, such as government approved health certificates, please contact the consulate or embassy of the country to which you are travelling.
Below is a partial list of countries with restrictions on the entry of animals. For specific restrictions, as well as information on vaccination and documentation requirements when bringing animals into a particular country, always contact the embassy or consulate of your destination country.
|Antigua and Barbuda||
Flights to Antigua and Barbuda:
Flights from Antigua and Barbuda:
Flights to and from Australia:
Flights to Barbados:
Flights from Barbados:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is responsible for establishing requirements for all animals entering Canada, including pets.
Visit the Canadian Food Inspection Agency website for information on travelling with your pet to a country that is part of the European Union.
Flights to or through Hong Kong:
Flights from Hong Kong:
Flights to Ireland (Republic of and Northern):
Flights from Ireland (Republic of and Northern):
Flights to and from Jamaica:
Travel to and from New Zealand:
Only cats and dogs weighing up to 6 kg (13 lb) and seeing eye/guide dogs are accepted in the cabin. Cats and dogs over 6 kg (13 lb) must travel in the checked baggage compartment or via Air Canada Cargo.
Pets must be accompanied by one of the following: a veterinarian good health certificate, rabies vaccination certificate or other vaccination and deworming certificate (if applicable), issued at the point of origin.
|Trinidad & Tobago||
Due to quarantine laws, pets are not accepted into Trinidad and Tobago in the cabin or in the baggage compartment. For more information, visit Trinidad and Tobago's Ministry of Food Production, Land and Marine Affairs website.
Flights to or via the U.K.:
Flights from the U.K.:
Air Canada was the first North American carrier to participate in the United Kingdom's Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) which permits pet dogs and cats to enter the U.K as cargo without the usual 6 months quarantine as long as certain conditions are met.
Pets are not accepted in the cabin on flights to Hawaii (they are, however, accepted in the cabin on flights from Hawaii).
Pets are not accepted in the baggage compartment for travel to and from Hawaii due to government regulations. They may only travel via cargo and all bookings must be made through Air Canada Cargo office.