Virgin Atlantic Airways – Animals on board

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Virgin Atlantic Airways is a British company.

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Animals are not accepted in the cabin by Virgin Atlantic Airways.

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Animals are not accepted in the hold by Virgin Atlantic Airways.


  • South Africa
  • Barbados
  • China
  • Cuba
  • United States
  • Granada
  • Antigua and Barbuda Island
  • Trinidad and Tobago Island
  • India
  • Israel
  • Jamaica
  • Nigeria
  • United Kingdom
  • St. LUCIA

Service animals

  • Holds all necessary documents, vaccinations, treatments, tests.
  • The passenger must check that the route taken accepts assistance dogs. Flights accepting service animals are flights to:
    • London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Belfast, Glasgow, Manchester, JFK (New York), Newark (New Jersey), Washington DC, Boston, Miami, Orlando, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Antigua, Barbados, Dubai, Hong Kong , Tobago, Atlanta
  • The passenger must contact the special assistance at least 3 days in advance to warn them and give them information concerning:
    • Copy of PETS passport or non-European official veterinary certificate if the dog begins the journey outside Europe
    • Copy of the dog’s identity card of the recognized accredited body
    • Details on the breed and the weight of the dog
    • Copies of service dog documents must be faxed to the Animal Reception Center
  • The passenger must have insurance for the animal.
  • In the event of travel to the United Kingdom: the passenger must inform himself of the Pet Travel Scheme
  • The passenger must have a harness and an absorbent mattress.
  • The passenger must have documents demonstrating that the animal has been trained in order to be accepted. If the passenger is unable to provide proof, the animal may be refused.
  • Dogs with upturned noses and pugs (Ex: English Bulldogs from Beijing) and any other dog listed under the Dangerous Dogs Act are not accepted.

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

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