Travelling with animals from Malpensa Airport
Passengers wishing to travel with animals must consult their airline or travel agent to make prior arrangements before arriving at the airport. No animals will be transported by air without prior arrangement.
There are numerous airlines specialising in transporting animals.
Passengers must check with the country of destination if any health certificates, documents and/or quarantine are required prior to travel.
Travel regulations for animals
- Animals will be required to have all up-to-date vaccines before travelling by air
- All dogs and cats travelling within the EU must be identified by electronic microchip
- All dogs and cats travelling by air require an EU passport
- For travel outside the EU, vaccinations and quarantines as set out by the destination country apply
Travel containers for your pet
Animals must travel in adequate crates, which are strong enough to prevent the animal from escaping and ensure there is no chance of damage to the crate in transit. You will need to check with the airline for crate specifications and dimensions. You can buy containers from most airlines specialising in animal transportation.
Prior to making any trips with pets, it is worth consulting your vet to ascertain if there is a possibility of using sedatives on the animal prior to the trip as this will help to reduce stress to the animal.
There are a number of websites offering additional information about air travel with animals:
Travelling with an animal by air should only be considered as a last resort as it can be stressful for the animal. Animals generally travel in the hold, not in the cabin with you. Some airlines do not permit travel for certain types of dogs and cats. Snub-nosed animals are prone to respiratory problems and may be affected by the pressure changes, which occur during all flights.