How can I get a dog in Qatar?

Can I take my dog with me on Qatar Airways? 

Do you have to travel and feel bad to leave your pet behind? Choose Qatar Airways for your trip, which allows the passengers to carry their pets with them during the travel. However, there are some terms and conditions that need to be fulfilled before you head to take your dog on the flight. This is to ensure the safety of the passengers and the pet. The Qatar Airways pet policy is listed below: 

  1. The owner of the pet will have to notify Qatar Airways at least 48 hours before the departure of the flight. Otherwise, the airline will not add the animal to your journey. 
  2. The passengers require the CDC-approved dog import permit to add their pet to the travel. 
  3. The container must be as per the standards decided by Qatar Airways. The airline holds the final right to refuse the pet travel if they find the container inappropriate for the pet. 
  4. There is only one pet is allowed in a container and the pet must remain inside the container during their travel. 
  5. Animals must be fit, vaccinated, smell-free, and non-violent. 
  6. The passengers will have to present the certificate that shows the dog is vaccinated and will not harm any passenger on the flight. 
  7. Qatar Airways allows small dogs, cats, and birds to fly with them. 
  8. A service dog can travel with the passengers in the cabin. 
  9. The airline will consider and treat the container as a checked bag. 

How can I get import permit for my pet in Qatar?

Whether you're relocating or just planning a visit it's essential to understand the process of obtaining an import permit for your pet. Qatar Airways, as a pet-friendly airline, has specific guidelines to ensure a smooth and safe travel experience for your beloved companions. Before applying for an import permit make sure your pet must be microchipped with an ISO-compliant chip and have vaccination records. You can submit the import permit request at any time after booking your flight but no later than 48 hours before your flight departure.

  • Visit the Qatar Airways carriage of pet page.
  • Enter your booking reference and last name.
  • Upload mandatory documents including your pet's passport copy, health certificates, vaccination records, etc.

Do Qatar Airways allow dogs?

Yes, according to the policy, a passenger can bring a dog, cat, or bird on the flight. The pet must remain inside a container and will be kept in the baggage area of the flight. However, if you have a service dog, the airline will allow you to bring it with you in the cabin area. 

Things to remember

  • It is recommended that the passengers use the safety harness for the pet during landing and take-off. 
  • Reach the airport three hours before the flight for check-in. 
  • Prepare your dog for air travel by exercising the pet and reducing its fluid intake before the flight. 

How much does it cost to have a pet fly:

Fees for your pet travel depend on the weight and the size of the animal and carrier. Generally, the range starts from $200-$450 each way. Remember Qatar Airways prioritizes the well-being of your pets during travel.


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