Pet Carriers and Travel Arrangements

Information on how to safely transport your pet into Turkey...

Many of the major airlines serving Turkey carry cats and dogs; each has its own restrictions and requirements.

Depending on the type and size of animal and the airline used, the pet may be able to travel in the cabin or in the hold. The animal must travel in an approved container, which must be big enough for it to stand, sit and turn during the journey. The container must allow adequate ventilation. If the journey is longer than a few hours, food and drink may need to be supplied. Consult the appropriate airline or carrier for details.

  • The IATA (International Air Transport Association) provides detailed information on shipping cats and dogs: Click here

It is usually simpler and may be less expensive to transport a pet in the cabin where paperwork is handled by the gate customs and no fees are charged, rather than in the cargo hold where clearance is managed by the cargo customs and fees may be charged.

Further Information

  • Comprehensive information from the Turkish Law of Animal Health Control: Click here