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Pets


Varied rules and regulations on carriage of animals as baggage may apply for specific countries depending on restrictions imposed by local Government Authorities.


Pets such as dogs, cats and birds, if and when they are acceptable for carriage as baggage should:


  • Be placed in a secure and leak-proof container
  • Have valid vaccination certificates and exit and/or entry permits from the Philippine Bureau of Animal Industry, Animal Health Division (AHD), Diliman, Quezon City. Visit their website at http://www.bai.da.gov.ph/ for more information.
  • Be accompanied by passengers at least 12 years old.


Note: Please call our Reservations office at least 48 hours before your scheduled flight to inquire about acceptance of pets as baggage on your specific airport of origin.

 

Embargo of Brachycephalic or Snub-nosed dogs breed as Check-in Baggage on all PAL Flights.

Brachycephalic describes any animal with flat snout and whose lower jaw sticks out disproportionately longer than its upper jaw. Because of these features, brachycephalic or snub-nosed dogs tend to suffer from certain health problems. Breathing normally is commonly a struggle for these dogs. Their shortened and narrow airways result in labored breathing as they continually struggle to cope with lack of oxygen in their bloodstream making them susceptible to secondary heart problems. Because of their inability to regulate their body temperature through panting (as most dogs do), they are more likely to suffer body overheat.

List of brachycephalic dog breeds including its cross breeds:

Affenpinscher

Chow Chow

Pug (all breeds)

Boerboel

Dogue de Bordeaux

Rottweiler

Boston Terrier

English Toy

Shar Pei

Boxer

French Bulldog

Shih Tzu

Brussels Griffon

Griffon Bruxellois

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Bulldog

Japanese Chin

Tibetan spaniel

Bullmastiff

King Charles Spaniel

Tosa

Cane Corso

Lhasa Apso

Valley Bulldog

Cavalier King Charles

Mastiff (all breeds)

Yorkshire Terrier

Chihuahua (appleheaded)

Pekingese



Since these animals are susceptible to increased risk of heat stroke and breathing problems when exposed to stress or heat, all brachycephalic or mixed-breeds of snub-nosed dogs will not be accepted for transport as check-in baggage on ALL PAL DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS.


Note: This restriction does not apply to service dogs with the passenger in the cabin. Only dogs excluded in the list will be accepted for air transport.

 

Piece System

Pets are not included in the free baggage allowance, and thus shall be considered as automatic excess baggage even if the passenger does not have any other baggage.

Charges for the carriage of pets for piece system shall be as follows:


Japan Flights

 

JAPAN

Measurement/Weight

Excess Baggage Charge (EBC)

  • measuring 203cms (80in) or less and weighing not more than 23kgs (50lbs) for economy 55 lbs (25 kgs) premium economy 32Kg (70lbs) for business class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • measuring over 203cms (80in) and/or whose weight exceeds 50 lbs. (23 kgs.) For economy, 55 lbs (25 kgs) for premium economy 32Kg (70lbs) for business class will be carried as accompanied baggage only if advance arrangements are made with carrier.  such baggage shall be weighed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • For each piece of baggage whose weight exceeds 32 kgs but not more than 45 kgs
  • Baggage weighing more than 45 kgs (100 lbs) will not be accepted as checked baggage.             

For every excess piece

From Narita / Haneda / Nagoya / Osaka / Fukuoka to US/CA:  JPY 15,000 OR USD 150.00 or CAD 150.00.

 

From United States Of America / Canada to Narita / Haneda / Nagoya / Osaka / Fukuoka: USD 150 or CAD 150.

 

Between Narita / Haneda / Nagoya / Osaka / Fukuoka and Area 2, Area 3:  JPY 12,000 or USD 120.00.

 




 

  

 

For excess weight per piece

More than 23 kg, but not exceeding 32 kg:  USD 120.00 or JPY 12,000.

 

For each oversized piece exceeding total dimensions of 158 cm

From Narita / Haneda / Nagoya / Osaka / Fukuoka to Area 1:  JPY 15,000 OR USD 150.00 or CAD150.00.

 

From Narita / Haneda / Nagoya / Osaka / Fukuoka to Area 2, Area 3:  JPY 12,000 or USD 120.00.

 

 

 

For excess weight per piece

More than 32 kg, but not exceeding 45 kg:  USD 450 or JPY 45,000

 

Note: For pets traveling to Japan as check in or cargo, Animal Bureau Quarantine of Japan must be notified at least forty (40) days prior to the arrival of the pet. 


United States / Guam Flights

 

CDC TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF DOGS ENTERING THE U.S. FROM RABIES HIGH-RISK COUNTRIES


As of July 14, 2021, there is a temporary suspension for dogs entering the United States from high-risk countries for dog rabies. This includes dogs arriving from countries not at high risk if the dogs have been in a high-risk country in the past 6 months.

 

The Philippines is included in the list of high-risk for rabies. These rules apply to all dogs, including puppies, and service dogs. 

 

UPDATE: Changes have been made to CDC’s requirements for dogs arriving in the United States that have been in high-risk countries for dog rabies in the past 6 months effective December 01, 2021. Those eligible to import a dog from a high-risk country are limited to:

 

  • US government employees with official travel orders;
  • US citizens or lawful residents relocating to the United States, such as for employment or education;
  • Owners of service dogs that are specifically trained to assist the owner with a disability (as defined by DOT);
  • Importers of dogs for science, education, exhibition, or law enforcement purposes as defined in 42 CFR 71.50

 

Travelers that fall in one of the above categories can apply for a CDC Dog Import Permit.

 

  • Travelers with dogs that have valid US-issued rabies vaccination certificates
    • Dogs must have a valid US-issued rabies vaccination certificate to enter the United States. Expired US rabies vaccination certificates will not be accepted.

 

Effective December 1, 2021all 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).

 

All dogs imported into the United States must be healthy on arrival.

 

Dogs that have not been in a high-risk country in the past 6 months are not required by CDC to present a rabies vaccination certificate or a CDC Dog Import Permit—and can enter the United States at any port of entry but must be healthy upon arrival and vaccination against rabies is recommended.

 

CDC has the authority to issue a CDC Dog Import Permit for US citizens and lawful residents relocating from high-risk countries to bring their dogs into the United States. Such permits will be issued on a limited basis.

 

If you wish to import a dog from a high-risk country, you must request advance written approval (CDC Dog Import Permit) from CDC by emailing CDCanimalimports@cdc.gov at least 30 business days (6 weeks) before you intend to enter the United States. 

No permits will be issued at a point of entry. Dogs that arrive from high-risk countries without advance written approval from CDC will be denied entry and returned to the country of departure at the importer’s expense. PAL and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will verify dogs’ country of departure. PAL will deny boarding and CBP will deny entry into the United States.

Learn more about how to apply for a CDC Dog Import Permit.  

Learn more on Frequently Asked Questions on CDC Suspending Dogs from High-Risk Countries for Dog Rabies: https://www.cdc.gov/importation/bringing-an-animal-into-the-united-states/faqs-about-high-risk-dog-ban.html 

 

 

UNITES STATES OF AMERICA / GUAM

Measurement/Weight

Excess Baggage Charge (EBC)

  • Each piece in excess and whose dimensions exceed the permitted but measuring 203cms (80in) or less and weight not exceeding those permitted will be assessed 200 percent of the applicable charge
  • Each piece of baggage measuring over 203cms (80in) and/or whose weight exceeds those permitted will be carried as accompanied baggage only if advance arrangements are made with carrier.  Such baggage shall be weighed, and it shall be assessed 300 percent of the applicable charge
  • (GUM) each additional 10 kgs. Or fraction thereof will be assessed the applicable charge
  • (OTHER US) each additional 10 kgs. Or fraction thereof will be assessed 200 percent of the applicable charge

Between Philippines / Area 3 / Area 2 and Los Angeles / San Francisco/ Honolulu charge USD 175 JFK:

Charge: USD 200

Exception:  Between Philippines / Australia / Japan / Korea / United Arab Emirates / Saudi Arabia and Area 1 charge USD 200 / CAD 200


To / from Guam (in USD)

For the succeeding pieces or oversize baggage on any class of service:

 

                    a Philippines 150.00

                    b Hong Kong / Taiwan 45.00

                    c Japan / Korea / China / 75.00

                       Singapore/Indonesia / Thailand / Vietnam    

                    d Australia / rest of TC3 75.00

 

To / from rest Of Micronesia (in USD)

                    a Philippines 150.00

                    b Hong Kong / Taiwan 95.00

                    c Japan / Korea / China / 125.00

                       Singapore / Indonesia / Thailand /                                 Vietnam

 

From Guam / Saipan (in USD)

                     a Vancouver 175.00

                     b Rest of Canada 160.00

 

To Guam / Saipan (IN CAD)

                     a Vancouver 175.00

                     b Rest OF Canada 225.00

 

Canada Flights

 

CANADA

Measurement/Weight

Excess Baggage Charge (EBC)

  • Each piece in excess and whose dimensions exceed the permitted but measuring 203cms (80in) or less and weight not exceeding those permitted will be assessed 200 percent of the applicable charge
  • Each piece of baggage measuring over 203cms (80in) and/or whose weight exceeds those permitted will be carried as accompanied baggage only if advance arrangements are made with carrier.  Such baggage shall be weighed, and it shall be assessed 300 percent of the applicable charge. A single piece of checked baggage should weigh no more than 32kg (70lbs).  Any baggage exceeding the 32kg weight limit must be repacked or will not be accepted for carriage.
  • Each additional 10 kgs. Or fraction thereof will be assessed the applicable charge

From Philippines / Area 3/ Area 2 to Vancouver – USD 175/CAD 175

 

From Vancouver to Philippines / Area 3 / Area 2 – CAD 175 / USD 175

 

From Philippines / Area 3/ Area 2 to Toronto – USD 200 / CAD 200

 

From Toronto to Philippines / Area 3 / Area 2 – CAD 200 / USD 200

 

Between Canada (except Vancouver & Toronto) and Philippines / Area 3 / Area 2 - CAD 225 / USD 225.

 

For Regional (Weight system)

Pets are not included in the free baggage allowance, and thus shall be considered as automatic excess baggage even if the total baggage weight of passenger is still within the Free Baggage Allowance.


REGIONAL FLIGHTS

Measurement/Weight

Excess Baggage Charge (EBC)

  • Excess Baggage Charge per kilo

Melbourne / Sydney / Brisbane / Auckland - USD 24 / AUD 31 / NZD 33

 

Port Moresby - USD 16 / PGK 53

 

Singapore - USD 10 / SGD 14

 

Bangkok - USD 10 / THB 331

 

Bali / Jakarta - USD 10 / IDR 140000

 

Ho Chi Minh - USD 10

 

Honk Kong / Macau - USD 10 / HKD 80 / MOP 90

 

Taipei - USD 10 / TWD 302

 

Xiamen / Quanzhou / Guangzhou - USD 8 / CNY 60

 

Beijing / Shanghai - USD 10 / CNY 70

 

Seoul / Busan - USD 12 / KRW 13200

 

Kuala Lumpur - USD 10 / MYR 40

 

Manila to London - USD50 

 

London to Manila GBP 50 effective 01Dec19

 

Manado / Kota Kinabalu USD 8 



For Domestic Flights (Weight System)

Pets together with its container and food carried, shall not be considered as free baggage allowance of the passenger.  The passenger should be assessed at a fixed rate as follows:


DOMESTIC FLIGHTS

Weight

Excess Baggage Charge (EBC)

Up to 5.0 kgs

PHP1,000

5.1 kgs up to 10.0 kgs

PHP2,000

10.1 kgs up to 15.0 kgs

PHP3,000

15.1 kgs up to 20.0 kgs

PHP4,000

20.1 kgs up to 30.0 kgs

PHP6,000

30.1 kgs up to 40.0 kgs

PHP8,000

40.1 kgs up to 50.0 kgs

PHP10,000


* Fees are already inclusive of VAT.