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Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus is the national airline of Ireland and has its headquarters at Dublin Airport. They offer regular international routes to and from the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Continental Europe, and Australia.

As with many island nations, Ireland is recognized globally as a country which is rabies-free, and they would very much like to keep it that way. There are strict rules governing the import of animals from other countries. In order to enter the country with your pet you will need to be sure that you have satisfied all requirements for entry. In order to avoid quarantine, any pets arriving from countries with a lower risk of rabies must present proof of vaccination, proper identification, and in some cases blood test results confirming that no other diseases or parasites are present. Across the European Union it is a common practice to travel with a pet passport, containing all the required documentation, as well as microchip.

Travelers may wish to consult the following link for more information:

Aer Lingus will only accept pets in the hold of the aircraft. All pets must be booked to travel with Aer Lingus Cargo. They do advise that the maximum weight of a pet carrier should not exceed 64 kg (141 lbs). Please contact them for full details.


  • It is strongly recommended that you contact the consulate, embassy, or government authority for any country (or countries) you will be visiting to ensure that you have met all entrance requirements.
  • Aer Lingus will not allow certain breeds of dogs aboard their aircraft. The list includes: Akita, Argentino, Fila Brazillero, Mastiff, Pit Bull, and Tosa. Please contact the Reservations line if you have any questions regarding your pet's status.

If you are unable to travel with your pet

Please contact Aer Lingus Cargo for all matters concerning the transportation of pets.

Codeshare flights

Pets may not be accepted on interline flights or flights operated by codeshare partners. It is strongly recommended that you contact any codeshare partners or other airlines directly to familiarize yourself with their individual policies regarding pet travel.

Contact Information

  • Aer Lingus Reservations (USA): 516-622-4222
  • Aer Lingus Reservations (Canada): 800-474-7424
  • Aer Lingus Cargo Reservations: 800-223-7660
  • Aer Lingus website: Click Here
  • Aer Lingus Cargo website: Click Here
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