We share the affection you have for your special pet, and we welcome them onboard our flights in the Economy class cabin and in the checked baggage.

The carriage of pets (Cats and Dogs) in passenger cabin is only permitted in Economy Class Cabins and is subject to the following conditions:

  • The weight of the animal and crate (or pouch) must not exceed 7 kgs/15lbs.
  • The flying hours of the requested flight does not exceed 5 hours.
  • The number of pets on each flight must not exceed two
  • The container (or pouch) dimensions must not exceed the under-seat stowage area (L50 X W40 X H 26 cms).
  • The reservation must be arranged at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled flight departure time and an approval is required from RJ's Systems & Procedures Section.

 

Effective 14th of July 2021, CDC is Temporarily Suspending the Importation of Dogs from:

  1. Countries classified by CDC as high risk for dog rabies (Jordan).
  2. Countries NOT at high risk if the dogs have been in a high-risk country during the previous six months.

 

These rules apply to all dogs including Puppies, Service Animals, and Emotional Support Dogs whether accepted as Hand-carried, Checked-in as Passenger Baggage, and Transported as Cargo.

 

Moreover, these rules also apply whether passenger just visiting the United States with his/her dog, importing dogs into the United States, or traveling out of the United States and returning with his/her dog after a temporary visit, such as a vacation or holiday, or for visiting friends and relatives.

 

CDC may grant advanced written approval (CDC Dog Import Permit) permitting the importation of fully rabies-immunized dogs, 6 months or older, from a high-risk country. Accordingly, to be eligible to apply for a CDC Dog Import Permit, the importer must be:

 

  1. A US government employee with permanent change of station or temporary duty orders.
  2. A US citizen or lawful US resident relocating to the United States, such as for employment or education; or
  3. An owner of a service dog that is specifically trained to assist a person with a disability.

Each eligible importer may be permitted to bring in a maximum of 3 personal pet dogs one time during the temporary suspension. Institutions requesting to import more than 3 dogs may apply to do so for the purposes of science, education, or exhibition as defined in 42 CFR 71.50, or for bona fide law enforcement activities. View the application instructions for more details.

 

For Canada,  effective 28th September 2022:

commercial dogs from countries at high-risk for dog rabies (Jordan) will no longer be permitted entry into Canada.

 

Commercial dogs can include, but are not limited to dogs forgiving it to someone else, resale, adoption, fostering, breeding, show or exhibition, research, intended for an animal welfare organization, special "training status" and other purposes.

 

There are various types of documentation that may be able to demonstrate the appropriate ownership of the dog. It is important that this documentation clearly describes the dog (age, breed, sex, colour/ markings, weight, and microchip/tattoo number if applicable), clearly identifies the owner and is dated so as to clearly indicate that ownership was obtained prior to importing the dog into Canada. Provided that the appropriate information is included, some examples of documentation that may be acceptable would include:

 

  • Adoption or purchase agreements
  • Medical records, vaccination certificates, or other documents issued by a licensed veterinarian
  • Microchip placement or registration document

 

Noting that photographs of the pet or self-declarations will not be considered acceptable proof of ownership. 

 

Import permits:

 

  • All currently issued import permits will remain valid until the end of the validity period specified on the permit, except import permits that is issued on or after June 28, 2022 will expire on September 27, 2022, regardless of when the permit is issued and the import conditions contained in the import permit would continue to apply.
  • As of September 28, 2022, import permits will no longer be issued.
  • Rabies vaccination, at no earlier than 3 months of age, is required and there will be a 28 day waiting period after vaccination before the animal is eligible for export.
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- The rabies vaccination certificate (or European Union pet passport) must:

  • be written in English or French
  • be issued and signed by a licensed veterinarian
  • identify the animal (age, breed, sex, colour/markings, weight, and microchip/tattoo number if applicable)
  • state that the animal is vaccinated against rabies
  • indicate the date of vaccination
  • indicate the trade name and the serial number of the licensed vaccine
  • specify the duration of immunity (otherwise, it will be considered valid for 1 year from the date of vaccination)
  • have the name and signature of the licensed veterinarian that issued the certificate and the date it was signed

All information on the certificate must be legible.

If a personal pet cannot be vaccinated against rabies for documented medical reasons

If there is a documented medical reason why your pet cat cannot be vaccinated against rabies, such as a previous reaction, the CFIA may consider granting an exemption as long as your pet meets very specific additional requirements. The CFIA will not consider exemption requests if the only provided medical reason is that the animal is older.

The owner, at their own expense, must:

The animal must be identified by either a microchip or a legible tattoo. This means of identification must be recorded on all accompanying documentation, including the veterinarian's letter.

 

Note:

Dogs arriving from high-risk countries without a CDC Dog Import Permit or arriving at an unapproved port of entry will be denied entry. There are no exceptions. If the dog is denied entry to the United States, the airline will be required to return the dog to the country of departure on the next available flight, regardless of carrier or route.

 

Therefore, before acceptance, airline staff should:

 

  1. Verify the dog’s country of origin and 6-month travel history prior to boarding.
  2. A copy of the CDC Dog Import Permit
  3. A copy of the email granting approval to import a dog prior to boarding the dog.

 

No CDC Dog Import Permits are issued upon arrival. Dogs that arrive from high-risk countries without written arrival from CDC will be denied entry and returned to the country of departure at the importer’s expense.

 

If the importer does not present both documents at check-in, do not board the dog, and have the importer contact CDC.

 

All dogs that have been in a high-risk country in the past 6 months may only enter the United States through an approved port of entry, which includes all 18 airports with a CDC quarantine station:

 

Anchorage (ANC), Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Honolulu (HNL), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), Minneapolis (MSP), New York (JFK), Newark (EWR), Philadelphia (PHL), San Francisco (SFO), San Juan (SJU), Seattle (SEA), and Washington DC (IAD).

 

Effective immediately , 

A-    A valid US-Issued rabies vaccination certificate (RVC). There is no limit to the number of dogs with valid US-issued rabies vaccination certificates. Your dog must:

  1. Appear healthy on arrival
  2. Be at least 6 months old
  3. Have an ISO-compatible microchip number listed on their rabies vaccination certificate
  4. Be accompanied by a valid US-issued rabies vaccination certificate upon arrival

a.      The rabies vaccine must be administered by a US-licensed veterinarian in the United States on or after 12 weeks of age and at least 28 days before arrival if it is the dog’s first vaccination.

b.     Booster rabies vaccines administered in the United States after 15 months of age are valid immediately.

 

B-    Apply for and obtain a valid CDC Dog Import Permit before arrival. CDC will only issue permits for 2 dogs per person during the suspension.

  1. You must apply online for a CDC Dog Import Permit. It is recommended to apply at least 6 weeks before intended travel. Before beginning the process, your dog must:

o     Be at least 6 months old

o     Have a microchip

o     Have a valid foreign rabies vaccination certificate

o     Have a valid rabies serologic titer from an approved laboratory

Important Note: Permits will not be issued at ports of entry. Appeals are not permitted.

C-    For dogs without a US-issued rabies vaccination certificate or a CDC Dog Import Permit. Please note: This is the only option for persons importing 3 or more dogs into the United States.

  1. Appear healthy on arrival
  2. Be at least 6 months old
  3. Have an ISO-compatible microchip number listed on their rabies vaccination certificate
  4. Be accompanied by a valid rabies vaccination certificate upon arrival

o  The rabies vaccine must be administered by a licensed veterinarian on or after 12 weeks of age and at least 28 days before arrival if it is the dog’s first vaccination.

o  Booster rabies vaccines administered after 15 months of age are valid immediately.

5. Make a reservation at one of the CDC-approved animal care facilities with necessary follow-up services* at importer’s (owner’s) expense.

6. The CDC-approved animal care facility will determine if the dog has a valid foreign-issued RVC and serology titer.

-If invalid foreign-issued RVC: dog will be denied entry.

- If valid foreign-issued RVC: CDC-approved facility will determine if the dog has a valid rabies serology titer**

-If valid titer: Each dog must be examined and re-vaccinated with a US-licensed rabies vaccine by a USDA-accredited veterinarian at a CDC-approved animal care facility upon arrival at the importer’s (owner’s) expense.

-If invalid titer or no titer: Each dog must have a reservation to quarantine at a CDC-approved animal care facility for 28 days after the exam and re-vaccination at the importer’s (owner’s) expense.

 

  • Important Note: Option C is the only option for people with 3 or more foreign-vaccinated dogs. Dogs MUST enter at the airport associated with the CDC-approved animal care facility where they have a reservation, and the reservation MUST be made before arrival in the United States.

These rules apply to all dogs including Puppies, Service Animals, and Emotional Support Dogs whether accepted as Hand-carried, Checked-in as Passenger Baggage, and Transported as Cargo.

 

Pets Checked as Baggage

Pets such as dogs, cats accompanying a passenger on the same flight may be accepted as checked baggage. Pets will be treated as excess baggage and cannot be included in the checked baggage allowance. The following conditions must be met before acceptance on the flight.

  • The reservation must be made at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled flight departure time.
  • Approval is required from RJ's Systems & Procedures Section.
  • A Maximum of 4 AVIH only, is allowed per aircraft.

 

Charges

A pet is not considered part of the passenger's free baggage allowance. It will be charged as normal excess baggage for both the pet's weight and the weight of its cage (kennel).

Charges for pet's carriage:

Small Kennel with Pet 

up to 32kg (70lb) /203cm (80in)

 From/TO Europe   Middle East  Far East  US
 Europe  $180 $180   $180  $250
 Middle East  $180  $150 $150   $250
 Far East  $180  $150 $125   $250
 US  $250 $250   $250 $250 

  * Small Kennel for Aqaba Station: 60$

 

Medium Kennel with Pet

Over 32kg (70lb) up to 45Kg (100lb)/Below 203cm (80in)/ Up to 32kg (70lb)/Over 203cm(80in) up to 250cm (100in)

From/TO Europe Middle East Far East US
Europe $360 $360 $360 $500
Middle East $360 $300
$300
$500
Far East $360
$300
$250
$500
US $500
$500
$500
$500

 * Medium Kennel for Aqaba Station: 90$

 


Large Kennel with Pet

Over 32kg (70lb) up to 45Kg (100lb)/Over 203cm (80in) up to 250cm (100in)

From/TO Europe Middle East Far East US
Europe $540 $540 $540 $750
Middle East $540  $450 $450  $750
Far East $540  $450  $375 $750
US $750 $750  $750  $750

 * Large Kennel for Aqaba Station: 120$

 

PETC (pet in Cabin ) will be priced similar to  Small pet in hold as in below

* PETC for Aqaba Station: 60$

Small travel crates with Pet

Up to 07kg/(L40XW50XH26)

From/TO Europe Middle East 
Europe $180 $180
Middle East  $180 $150

 * Jordan - Beirut and vice versa : 75$  

Over 45Kg(100lb) and for each additional 10kg (25lb)   Over 250cm (100in) and for each additional 50cm (20in)    One normal excess baggage charge in addition to the charges + four times the normal excess baggage charge
 
Falcons in Cabin

Falcons may be carried in the cabin on limited occasions, especially in the Gulf area, provided the following is adhered to:

  • Falcons can be carried in Economy class only.
  • Falcons must be properly hooded.
  • Seats blocked for falcons and handlers must be window seats.
  • A chain or rope must be securely attached to the aircraft seat and the leg of each bird.
  • Valid health certificates and all other entry documents required by country of entry or transit must accompany the bird(s).
  • Falcons are accepted at the owner's risk
  • The reservation must be arranged at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled flight departure time and an approval is required from RJ's Systems & Procedures Section.

 

Important Notice

One falcon is charged three times the normal excess baggage rate. More than one falcon per handler will require the booking of an adjacent seat.

Maximum: two falcons per seat.

Max number of falcons per aircraft type

  • Narrow bodied aircraft: 10 FALCONS
  • Wide bodied aircraft: 15 FALCONS

Rodents are prohibited carriage on all our flights.