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TAP Portugal

TAP Portugal is Portugal's largest airline and a proud member of the Star Alliance family. From their central hub in Lisbon, they serve some 77 airports in 35 countries. With a flight network that extends from Europe to North America, Africa, and South America the airline has become the choice of travelers around the world. TAP's exceptional service has been recognized with awards on every continent they serve.

Currently TAP will allow small dogs and cats to travel in the cabin of the aircraft and other animals to travel as checked baggage in the aircraft hold, so long as all requirements are met.

CARRIER SIZE Maximum dimensions
  • Length: 45 cm (17 in)
  • Width: 30 cm (12 in)
  • Height: 23 cm (9 in)
Carrier sizes will vary depending on the size and weight of the animal being transported. Contact service agent for details.
CARRIER WEIGHT Up to 8 kg (17 lbs) Up to 45 kg (99 lbs)*
*some routes restrict weight to 32 kg (70 lbs)
(*one way)
Domestic Flights (Portugal): €35
Europe/Morocco/Algeria: €70
Intercontinental flights: €150
Up to 32 kg (70 lbs)
Domestic Flights (Portugal): €70
Europe/Morocco/Algeria: €100
Intercontinental flights €200

Over 32 kg(70 lbs) and up to 45 kg (99 lbs)
Domestic Flights (Portugal): €130
Europe/Morocco/Algeria: €200
Intercontinental flights: €300


  • 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.
  • Weight restrictions exist for some countries.
  • TAP asks that anyone travelling with an animal notify them in advance.
  • Space for pets is limited. Please call TAP Reservations prior to travel.
  • TAP will not accept animals on any fight to the United Kingdom.

If you are unable to travel with your pet

TAP Cargo does list provisions for animals travelling in the cargo hold of the aircraft if the weight exceeds 45 kg (99 lbs). They can transport cargo weighing between 45-75 kg (99-165 lbs), and cargo weighing between 70-100 kg (165-220 lbs). Additional fees are charged for both these weight categories.

TAP Cargo does not explicitly state that they will transport unaccompanied pets. Please call a service agent directly to discuss whatever options may be available to you.

Codeshare flights

Pets may not be accepted on 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

  • TAP Contact Center: (+351) 707 205 700
  • TAP Cargo (USA): +1 973 621 7666
  • Tap website: Click Here
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