Cabo Verde Airlines accepts to carry pets – dogs, cats – in the passenger cabin or in compartments intended for the carriage of cargo baggage, provided they are properly accommodated in appropriate carriage box or kennel.
Other animals are subject to a prior authorization.
All animals must hold a certificate of sanitation and an International Certificate of Vaccination valid and issued by a veterinarian. We recommend to check the health requirements of the destination country.
The carriage of an animal cannot be included in the passenger’s free baggage allowance, even if he has no checked baggage. The amount payable will be calculated based on the rate for excess baggage, as follow:
In the cabin
Your pet can accompany you in the cabin if the total weight does not exceed 8 kg
(including the carriage box/kennel), if the carriage box or kennel does not exceed the dimensions 55x35x25 and your flight is operated by a B757 or B737.
The kennel must be made of fiber, in adequate size to allow the pet to get around comfortably within a radius of 360º and should have clasps to prevent accidental opening during transport. It should also have a compartment for food and water and the floor lined with materials resistant to leaks and waste absorbent.
These restrictions do not apply when dealing with a guide dog.
In the Cargo Hold
Animals weighing over 8 kg will be accepted as checked or cargo baggage and accommodated comfortably in a ventilated area of the hold, subject to certain rules to ensure the well-being of your pet:
- The pet must be accommodated in a kennel made of fiber, in adequate size to allow the pet to get around comfortably within a radius of 360º and should have clasps to prevent accidental opening during transport. It should also have a compartment for food and water and the floor lined with materials resistant to leaks and waste absorbent.
- Only one pet is allowed per kennel
- Some dog breeds are not accepted for carriage, such as Pitbull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Mastiff, American Pit Bull, Staffordshire Bullterrier, Bullterrier, American Bulldog, Argentine DGO, Brazilian Fila, Kangal (Karabash) Kaukasian Owtscharka and Neapolitan Mastino.
You should inform of your intention to travel with your pet when booking your flight.
CaboVerde Airlines reserves itself the right to refuse carriage of any animal in case of any incompliance with the above, or if your pet does not appear clean, healthy and without unpleasant odor.
A guide dog is a dog trained to provide mobility assistance to persons with visual or hearing impairment and as a companion to the passenger. Carriage of Guide Dogs in the cabin is free of charge and subject to certain requirements:
The dog must be fitted with a collar and secured with a muzzle.
You must provide the certificate of sanitation and international certificate of rabies vaccination valid and signed by a veterinarian.
It is important that you inform us of your needs when booking your flight.