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Can I travel with my pet on Rossiya Airlines flights?

On Rossiya Airlines flights FV 5501-5949, pets may be transported in the passenger cabin or as checked baggage. A veterinary certificate must be provided to confirm that the animal is tamed.

For information on conditions for traveling with a pet on Rossiya Airlines flights FV 6001-6999, please visit Aeroflot Russian Airlines – Flying with Pets.

What animals are accepted Rossiya Airlines flights?

Rossiya Airlines accepts transportation of pets: dogs, cats, ferrets, meerkats, decorative hedgehogs, mini-rabbits, and birds.

Rossiya Airlines does not accept either in the cabin or in the baggage hold:

  • Brachycephalic dog breeds.
  • Rodents (rats, guinea pigs, chinchillas, chipmunks, squirrels, dormice, gerbils, ground squirrels, etc.).
  • Reptiles (tortoises, turtles, snakes, iguanas, lizards, geckos, chameleons, frogs, etc.).
  • Arthropods (insects, arachnids, etc.).
  • Fish and animals that must be transported in water.
  • Sick or experimental animals.
  • Wild animals or birds.

Traveling with Pets

Only adult passengers are allowed to travel with a pet. Transportation of pets requires prior approval from Rossiya Airlines no later than 36 hours before departure.

Pets are accepted for transportation in the passenger cabin in a special container. The total weight (pet + container) must not exceed 8 kg. The size of the container (length + height + width) must not exceed 125 cm for a rigid container and 135 cm for a soft bag. One passenger can transport only one container, but a container may contain several pets of the same species if size and weight limits are not exceeded.

If the total weight exceeds 8 kg, the transportation of pets is only available in the baggage compartment. When carried as checked baggage, only one pet per container is accepted. The total weight is limited to 50 kg, but, for some international destinations, the weight limit is 32 kg.

Pets are not included in the free baggage allowance, and you must pay the following fees to travel with your pet:

  • Flights within Russia – 800 RUB per kg.
  • International flights – 13 EUR / 15 USD per kg.

Guide Dogs

Transportation of Guide Dogs is free of charge. Rossiya Airlines requires prior approval no later than 36 hours before departure and documents certifying special training of the dog and disability of the passenger. The Guide Dog may travel without a container in the passenger cabin provided that it has a collar, muzzle and is tied to the seat near the feet of the passenger.

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