Qatar Airways – Animals on board

Logo Qatar Airways
Pink and white plane

Qatar Airways is a Qatari airline.


Animals are accepted in the cabin by Qatar Airways.

Orange valise

Animals are accepted in the hold by Qatar Airways

Booking (animal):

  • Qatar airways advises booking the animal ticket at the same time as the passenger’s ticket, or up to 48 hours before the flight departs.


  • South Africa
  • Algeria
  • Germany
  • Angola
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Belgium
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • China
  • Cyprus
  • Croatia
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Spain
  • United States
  • Ethiopia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • New Zealand
  • Oman
  • Uganda
  • Pakistan
  • Netherlands
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Czech Republic
  • Romania
  • United Kingdom
  • Rwanda
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Viet Nam

Service animals

  • Free transport
  • Available service: Emotional, psychiatric, service support dogs
  • Animals can travel in the cabin on flights to or from Australia, Brazil, India, Georgia, the United States, Switzerland, Norway, Canada, the European Union. For all countries not included in this list, animals travel in the hold.
  • Animals cannot occupy a seat
  • Passenger must:
    • Notify the company 48 hours before departure
    • Demonstrate that the animal will not relieve itself, that the passenger takes care of the dog’s waste, the passenger has taken absorbent equipment
    • Make the check-in 1 hour before the recommended time
    • Certification of a mental health professional (less than one year old) must be provided for a psychiatric or emotional support dog
  • Take-off, landing, disturbances: It is recommended that the dog wear a harness

Health conditions

  • The passenger holds the necessary documents for transport: transit, export, import, identity document, medical certificate
  • Minimum age: 12 weeks
  • Cats and dogs must not have reached a pregnancy of more than 6 weeks, unless a veterinarian certifies that the trip is safe, and that the birth will not take place during this trip
  • Animals should not be weak
  • Females with feedings will only be transported with a veterinary certificate attesting to their ability to travel

Animals in Qatar Airways cabin

General terms and Conditions

  • Number of animals per device: 6
  • Animals accepted: Falcons

The trip

Blue airplane seatPassenger location: Passenger must book economy class seat

Animals in the hold of Qatar Airways

General terms and Conditions

  • Dogs, cats, domestic birds
  • Maximum weight: 75 KILOS (INCLUDING CONTAINER)
  • It is recommended to use the cargo service to transport the animal from May to October for its comfort.
Affenpinscher, American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Bichon Frise, Boston Terrier, Boxer, Brussels, Bull Dog (all breeds), Bull Mastiff (English Mastiff), Cane Corso, Chow Chow, Dogo Argentino, Dogue de Bordeaux (French Mastiff), English Mastiff, French Terrier, Greyhound Dogs (except pets), Griffon, Japanese Menton, King Charles Spaniel, Neapolitan Mastiff, Beijing , Shar Pei, Shih Tzu, Stafforshire Bull Terrier, Valley Terrier
Some breeds of heat-sensitive dogs
Exotic, Persian
Some breeds of heat-sensitive cats
Primates transported for research

The container

Sum of dimensions: 300 CM
LENGHT: Length of the animal – 1/2 of the length of its legs
HEIGHT: Height of the animal
WIDTH: Width of the animal’s shoulders x2
It does not allow the animal to escape.
It is large enough for the animal.
It has good ventilation thanks to openings.
It can be refused by staff if it is considered too small.

The trip

Food in a bowl

Food and water

It is advisable to provide a quantity of food for the animal that will be sufficient to transport in its container. If this is not done, staff will feed the animal once every three hours (up to two hours before departure), and will change it once an hour.

Orange leash

Transit in Doha

In case of transit in Doha, the staff will make sure that the animal gets out of its container a little, if it is a dog it will be more walked. Containers will be cleaned, while animals will be able to enjoy a larger container during transit time. Finally, teams will monitor for signs of illness and stress.

The fare

The rates below are shown by animal and segment.

Up to 32kgBetween 32kg and 75kg
From/To QatarUSD 200USD 300
All other destinationsUSD 350USD 450

It is possible to modify and cancel without incurring additional costs.

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For full conditions, or additional information, it is possible to contact the company.

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