Transport of Animals

Small-size animals 

They can travel in the cabin carried in a suitable traveling cage with waterproof and absorbent base and should not exceed the size of 47x25x32 cm. The overall weight must not exceed 10 kg.

Large-size animals

They can be transported in the hold (pressurized and heated) only inside a suitable travelling cage.

We always recommend to check the modalities for transporting animals with your Travel Agency or Airline Company.

There is a limit to the number of animals that could be carried so it is compulsory to book in advance. The price for the carriage depend of the airways companies. Guide-dogs for blinds carriage is completely free.

As a general rule, the animal must be vaccinated against major diseases and accompanied by medical records.
In particular, with regard to rabies vaccination, if you leave/arrive from other Italian regions, the dog (or cat/ferret) must be regularly enrolled at the animal registry, by showing the chip number; if you leave/arrive from another EU Country, the animal must be registered at birth, and accompanied by the European passport showing the chip number and the certificate of rabies vaccination; if leave/arrive from a non-EU country  the animal must be enrolled at the registry of the Country of origin by showing the International Certificate with the chip number, as well as the certificate of rabies vaccination.
In any case, only dogs that have been regularly vaccinated (against ectoparasites and endoparasites and against the most common diseases: distemper, parvovirus, leptospirosis) can be transported in public transport, ship or aircraft.

Visit the website of the Ministry of Health for more information on the transport  conditions for traveling with pets.

Check the transport conditions into the airline companies websites 

For the most faithful friends of the passengers of Olbia Costa Smeralda airport, the new "airport pet relief" is available, an area of about 60 square meters located beyond the security checkpoints where four-legged friends and passengers can find a green area equipped with drinking trough and games to share with other friends in transit.
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