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The Transport of Domestic Animals and Pets

Saudi Arabia Airlines allows the transfer of pets when placed in a cage and be accompanied by a health certificate proving that they are free of disease as well as a certificate that allows their transport within or across the country if the different conditions of transport as follows:


  • Allows transfer of cats and small birds with the passenger on board. A limited cage weight allowance of (5 kg).
  • Dogs are transported in the plane stores of all Saudi aircrafts except aircraft model (AB300/MD90/B737) because of the lack of ventilation system inside the plane stores.
  • Trained Dogs/ Rationalized Dogs (for the blind and hearing persons) are transported in plane stores without collecting any additional fees from the passenger.
  • For the other transfer of animals (large size / wild) can be accepted to be transported only by air freight after it meets the requirements of regulations by the air freight.
  • Under regulations of the National Authority for the Protection of Wildlife and Development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the import, export or transfer of all living organisms and fungal products is not allowed. It is permitted only after obtaining a written approval. The necessary permit may be obtained through the following address :

The National Authority for the Protection of Wildlife and Development
P.O. Box 61681
Riyadh 11575
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Tel: 011-441-8700
Fax: 011-441-8413


Charges Calculation:


  • Charges for pets in accordance to Saudia specification (maximum of 05 kgs for the pet & the cage) shall be collected 130 USD accepted in the cabin or in the aircraft holds.
  • An excess baggage ticket will be used for the collection of charges. If the passenger has other excess baggage Charges, a complete separate ticket must be issued.

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