AEROMEXICO-Flying with Pets to Mexico

Mexico does not require Quarantine for healthy, vaccinated (with rabies) Pets who also have a health certificate. Aeromexico allows Pets fly in cabin and in checked baggage. The following outlines the requirements for flying with your pet on Aeromexico and their Frequent Flyer Program.

IN CABIN:

1. PETS ALLOWED: Cats and Dogs. 1 per passenger

2. ALLOWANCES: Up to 9kg/20lbs including carrier. (exception for Service Animals including Emotional Support Dogs and Cats). Carrier is not counted as your carry-on.

3. RESTRICTIONS: Maximum Flight Duration is 6 hours. You may not feed your pet during the flight.

4. AGE: Pet must be 8 week or older

5. CARRIER REQUIREMENTS: Must be made of Flexible or soft plastic, adequate ventilation, sufficient space to turn and lie down.  16”/40cm x 12”/30cm x 8”/20cm.  Carrier must fit under the seat in front of you.  Passenger will be booked a window seat where available.


CARRIER IMAGE: PROPERTY OF AEROMEXICO


Remember, just because there is a seat for you, does not mean there is a spot for your pet. Each flight allows between 2 and 6 pets per aircraft.

6.       DOCUMENTS, DOMESTIC:

  • Vaccination Card
  •  Valid Rabies Vaccine
  • Including: Date and Duration of Application, Product Information.  Pets under 3 months are exempt.
  • Certificate of Good Health. Issued by Veterinarian (original and copy) on letterhead with license number, name and address of owner, breed, gender, age, and color. Must be valid up to 5 days after the issue date.

7.       INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS:

  • Vaccination Card
  • Valid Rabies Vaccine. Including: Date and Duration of Application, Product Information. First Rabies vaccine must be no later than 28 days before entry. Pets under 3 months are exempt
  • Certificate of Good Health. Issued by Veterinarian (original and copy) on letterhead with license number, name and address of owner, breed, gender, age, and color. Must be valid up to 5 days after the issue date. See Our Guides for Health Certificates for Mexico.
  • A short form stating your Origin (address of departure) and Destination (this can be your hotel, Airbnb or friend’s address)
  • Export Certificate issued by SAGARPA-SENASICA (Except for flights to the US and Canada).
  • Cost:  Domestic: $55usd to $70usd
  • International: $135usd to $145usd

CHECKING YOUR PET -Cargo and Checked Baggage:

  1. PETS ALLOWED: Cats, Dogs and Cocks
  2.  ALLOWANCES: Up to 99lbs/45kg including Carrier.
  3. RESTRICTIONS: At least 8 weeks old. Flights from Mexico to London Pets must fly in Cargo. Pet must travel on same flight as owner. Snub-Nosed Cats and Dogs may not fly in checked baggage.  Temperature may hinder your travel.

4. DOCUMENTATION DOMESTIC FLIGHTS:

  • A. Vaccination Card
  • B. Valid Rabies Vaccine. Including: Date and Duration of Application, Product Information.  Pets under 3 months are exempt
  • C. Certificate of Good Health. Issued by Veterinarian (original and copy) on letterhead with license number, name and address of owner, breed, gender, age, and color. Must be valid up to 5 days after the issue date.

5. DOCUMENTATION INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS:

  • A. Vaccination Card
  • B. Valid Rabies Vaccine. Including: Date and Duration of Application, Product Information. First Rabies vaccine must be no later than 28 days before entry. Pets under 3 months are exempt.
  • C. Certificate of Good Health. Issued by Veterinarian (original and copy) on letterhead with license number, name and address of owner, breed, gender, age, and color. Must be valid up to 5 days after the issue date.
  • Address of Origin and Destination. Include your hotel or AirBnb or friend’s address.
  • Export Certificate issued by SAGARPA-SENASICA  when required. (Except for flights to the US and Canada).

6. CHOOSING A CARRIER:  For In-Cabin, a soft carrier is best as it allows you to compress the top or sides a bit to allow it fit under the seat in front of you. For Checked Baggage or Cargo, a hard plastic carrier is best.

See 4 Best Pet Carriers for Airlines 2021-In Cabin

For a hard-plastic carrier, be sure to look for:

  • One-piece base of absorbent material with additional covering of absorbent or waterproof material.
  • Enough space to turn and lie down naturally,
  • Ventilation on at least 3 sides (top and 2 sides)
  • Check Handle strength. They should be strong enough for the weight including your pet.
  • At least 1 lock to ensure the carrier seals the upper and lower sections of the container door.
  • Look for carriers that are IATA compliant. “Airline Approved means very little.

7. CONTAINER DIMENSIONS:  For Aircraft: E-170, E-190=40”/100cm x 36”/90cm x 32”/80cm.  For Aircraft: B 737-700, B 737-800, B 787-8, B 787-9=48”/120cm x 44”110cm x 36”/90cm.

Check the temperatures and forecasts surrounding the origin, transit, and destination of the airports you will fly.  If the temperature is higher than 30 °C and lower than 7 °C, we will not accept your pet as checked-in luggage. 

For details and to ensure your furry friend their space on a flight Contact the Call Center before you book the flight at 1-800-237-6639 and visit Aeromexico HERE.

Frequent Pet Travel Program For Mexico

Simplify and Speed up flying with your Pets to Mexico! It’s now easier than ever to travel often to Mexico with your pets using the Frequent Flyer Pet Program.

IF traveling from US or Canada, Mexico No Longer Requires Health Certificates or a Rabies Vaccination; however, Airlines still require this documentation to board a flight with your pet.
For those who frequently travelling to Mexico from other Countries, you get priority in clearing customs with this program.

Benefits And Requirements of the Frequent Pet Travel Program:

  1. You get priority when entering through Airports.
  2. The Entry Record is valid for 6 months.
  3. You will no longer have to present another Health Certificate, since the staff will do the physical inspection upon admission to verify it.
  4. Users who have this document will have priority of attention to enter the country.
  5. No data record will be necessary anymore, only the validity of the vaccine and deworming will be verified.
  6. The Import Record will be sent electronically to your email.
  7. It is free to join.
  8. Fill out the application form including:
  9. Official identification, your Email, your Pet’s photograph.
  10. Your Pet’s Vaccination Card with current rabies (showing date of application, product name, laboratory, batch number and validity), recent internal and external deworming. (no more than 15 days).Recent Health Certificate within 5 days of issue
  11. A Microchip can be included, but not required.
  12. The Frequent Pet Travel Program only applies to Dogs and Cats.

Click Here, to go to Mexico’s Frequent Pet Travel Program page. See “Registro de Ingreso”.

Application can also be made at both terminals of the Mexico City International Airport and at SENASICA’s Central Offices in Mexico City.

National Service of Health, Food Safety and Quality Mexico (SENASICA)
Telephone 59051000 ext. 51146,
Email: dgif.iica82@senasica.gob.mx
Email: mascotasaicm.dgif@senasica.gob.mx

Aeromexico is the largest Mexican airline, next take a look at the requirements for the second largest, Volaris.

Published by Stephanie Fling

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