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Assistance dog

If you are travelling with an assistance dog, you can find useful information here that may be good to keep in mind before your trip. Assistance dogs certified to be on board the aircraft are guide dogs, service dogs and hearing dogs as well as alert dogs for epilepsy, diabetes and migraines.

Assistance dog

If you are travelling with an assistance dog, it is important that you mention this to the airline when you book your flight. You will also need to:

  • ask the airline what rules apply for assistance dogs on the flight you are taking.
  • check what rules apply for assistance dogs in the country you are flying to. 
  • check what vaccinations the dog must have and whether there are any quarantine rules for the country you are flying to. 

An assistance dog is usually permitted to travel with you in the aircraft. The dog is not included in the weight allowance for regular baggage and does not need to sit in a cage in the aircraft. There is no additional charge for an assistance dog. 

Even if you have a guide dog, you can get assistance at the airport and assistance to get to your seat if you want. Read more about this under the heading “Assistance service”.