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Pet Policy

What does the Avianca Pet Policy state?

Large South American airline Avianca offers domestic and international links as well as flights all around the region. Now a subsidiary of Avianca, other airlines including TACA and Avianca El Salvador fly under the Avianca brand.

Be sure to complete the form when Avianca flying with pets in the hold and cabin, which may be found on Avianca's pet page, in addition to the documentation needed to fly with your pet. You can refer to the details given below by Air1Network to know more about the Avianca Pet Policy.

What is the Avianca Pet Policy?

Carry-on Regulations on Avianca flights:

When not including their carrier, pets must not weigh more than 18 lbs (8 kg) to fly in the cabin as per the Avianca Airlines Pet Policy. Animals may only stand a maximum of 8" in Height (20 cm). In addition to their standard carry-on luggage, each traveler is only permitted to bring one additional carrier. All throughout the trip, pets must stay in their carriers. The cost of this service varies according to where you plan to travel. International flights cost between USD 45 to USD 200, and domestic tickets start at USD 16.

Check Bags Regulations on Avianca flights:

Pets that weigh too much to fit in the cabin can instead be transported as checked baggage in the hold. Animals must weigh between 22 lbs (10 kg) and 44 lbs (20 kg) without the carrier on flights under five hours in order to be eligible for carriage in the hold. The combined weight of dogs and their carriers on Airbus A330 or Boeing B787 aircraft is up to 101 lbs (46 kg). Fees for pets vary depending on where you're going. International flights cost between USD 60 and USD 235 while domestic holds start at USD 48.

Pet Carrier Regulations on Avianca flights:

Pet carriers for cabin travel cannot be larger than 16" x 12" x 8" (41 cm x 30 cm x 20 cm). They need to be ventilated well and constructed of waterproof fabric. At a few airports, Avianca sells these for about $35. Pet carriers must be built of sturdy materials, such as fiberglass, metal, or plastic if they are to be transported in the hold. It must weigh no more than 22 lbs (10 kg) and give your pet unrestricted movement. Carriers must also be hygienic and leak-proof, have adequate ventilation, and have food and drink bowls that are simple to access.

What health documentation is required as per the Avianca Pet Policy?

  • On domestic flights, pets just need a certificate of immunization; on international flights, animals must adhere to the rules of the country they are going to.
  • A Health Inspection Certificate is required for every animal.
  • All animals must be shown for a thorough inspection.
  • You must provide the transportation certificate, which was granted by the local health authority and validated by the local Panamanian consul when traveling to Panama.

How much does it cost to bring your pet on Avianca flights?

  • As per the Avianca Pet Policy, a fee of USD 125 is required for flights to and from the US and Canada (plus Taxes that may apply).
  • Other foreign flights will incur a fee of USD 100 (plus Taxes that may apply).
  • Upon departure from Peru, a fee of USD 100 is due (plus Taxes that may apply).
  • There is a charge of COP 25,000 for flights within Colombia (plus Taxes that may apply).
  • Pet cases cost USD 35 (plus Taxes that may apply).

Exceptions to Avianca flying with pets

Due to potential health risks, Avianca does not allow brachycephalic (snub-nosed) animals to fly as checked baggage or cargo in the Avianca aircraft hold.

There are a number of dog breeds that are prohibited from traveling in the hold, including the Boston Terrier, French Bulldog, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Deutscher Boxer Boxer, Dogue de Bordeaux, Griffon Belge, King Charles Spaniel, Petit Brabançon, Tibetan Spaniel Spaniel, English bulldog, Chin, Doguillo, English Toy Spaniel, Belgian Griffon, Pekingese, Pug, Tibetan Bulldog, Brussels Griffon, Chinese Shar Pe, and the Burmese, Persian, Exotic Shorthair, and Himalayo cat breeds.

If you have any doubts or queries regarding the Avianca Pet Policy then you can contact us any time of the day as we are available for your assistance 24*7.

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