Pets

Pets

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

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 hard case 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 contact us at least 48 hours before your scheduled flight to inquire about acceptance of pets as baggage due to possible last minute aircraft change on your specific airport of origin. Not all PAL aircraft cargo hold are pressurized and heated that makes the trip more comfortable for pets flying at high altitude.


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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • measuring over 203cms (80in) and/or whose weight exceeds 50 lbs. (23 kgs.) For economy, 55 lbs (25 kgs) for premium economy will be carried as accompanied baggage only if advance arrangements are made with carrier. such baggage shall be weighed. . A single piece of checked baggage should weigh no more than 32kg (70lbs).

 

 

 

 

For every excess piece

From Narita / Haneda / Nagoya / Osaka / Fukuoka to JFK/YYZ: JPY 20,000 , LAX/SFO/HNL/YVR : JPY20,000 

 

From JFK/YYZ to Narita / Haneda / Nagoya / Osaka / Fukuoka: USD 200 or CAD 200; From LAX/SFO/HNL/YVR to Narita / Haneda / Nagoya / Osaka / Fukuoka: USD200/CAD200. 

 
Between Narita / Haneda / Nagoya / Osaka / Fukuoka and Middle East : JPY 16,000/USD160 , Area 3 JPY 12,000/USD 120.00. 

 

 


For excess weight per piece

More than 23 kg, but not exceeding 32 kg JPY 12,000. (Area 3)

 

JPY 16,000 (Middle east). LAX/SFO/HNL/YVR – JPY 20,000 JFK/YYZ:  JPY 20,000

 

For each oversized piece exceeding total dimensions of 158 cm

 

From Narita / Haneda / Nagoya / Osaka / Fukuoka to LAX/SFO/HNL/YVR:  JPY 60,000 ;

JPY 60,000 (JFK/YYZ)

 

From Narita / Haneda / Nagoya / Osaka / Fukuoka to Area 2, Area 3:  JPY 30,000

 

 

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

 

Starting June 10, 2022, the temporary suspension for dogs entering the United States from high-risk countries for dog rabies will be extended until January 2023. This includes dogs arriving from countries without high risk of rabies 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 June 10, 2022:


1.Dogs vaccinated against rabies in the United States by a US-licensed veterinarian may re-enter the United States from a high-risk country without a CDC Dog Import Permit if the dog:

Expired US-issued rabies vaccination certificates will not be accepted. If the US-issued rabies vaccination certificate has expired, the dog must get a booster dose outside the United States and meet requirements for foreign-vaccinated dogs (see below).


2.For foreign-vaccinated dogs coming from high-risk countries 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:

    • Be at least 6 months old
    • Have a microchip
    • Have a valid foreign rabies vaccination certificate
    • Have a valid rabies serologic titer from an approved laboratory

 There are additional options for bringing in 1-2 dogs or 3 or more dogs. Three or more dogs coming from high-risk countries can now arrive at specific ports of entry with a prior reservation at a CDC-approved animal care facility. All dogs must have a valid rabies vaccination certificate and adequate rabies serologic titer or complete a 28-day quarantine at the US animal care facility. This option is also available to shipments of 1-2 dogs arriving without a CDC Dog Import Permit.


All dogs that have been in a high-risk country in the past 6 months may only enter arrive at one of the 18 airports in the US 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).


Dogs from high-risk countries may be imported only with CDC’s advance written approval (CDC Dog Import Permit), including dogs imported from a country NOT at high risk if the dogs have been in a high-risk country during the previous 6 months. Such approvals may be granted on a limited case-by-case basis at CDC’s discretion. If your request for advance approval to import a dog is denied, CDC’s written denial will constitute final agency action. No appeals will be allowed.


To request advance written approval, you must follow the instructions at How to Apply for a CDC Dog Import Permit at least 30 business days (6 weeks) before you intend to enter the United States. Requests cannot be made at the port of entry upon arrival into the United States.


Dogs that arrive from high-risk countries without a valid US-issued rabies vaccination certificate, a CDC Dog Import Permit, or a reservation at a CDC-approved animal care facility 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. A single piece of checked baggage should weigh no more than 32kg (70lbs). 
 

Between Philippines / Area 3 / Area 2 and Los Angeles / San Francisco/ Honolulu charge USD 200 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 175.00

b Hong Kong / Taiwan 175.00

c Japan / Korea / China / 175.00

Singapore/Indonesia / Thailand / Vietnam  

d Australia / rest of TC3 175.00          

 

 

From Guam / Saipan (in USD)

a Vancouver 200.00

 b Rest of Canada 225.00

 

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

 

 

From Philippines / Area 3/ Area 2 to Vancouver – USD 200

 

From Vancouver to Philippines / Area 3 / Area 2 – CAD 200

 

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

 

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

 

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; effective 01SEP22 AUD35


Port Moresby - USD 16 / PGK 53 ; effective 01SEP22 PGK58


Singapore - USD 10 / SGD 14


Bangkok - USD 10 / THB 331; effective 01SEP22 THB360


Bali / Jakarta - USD 10 / IDR 140000; effective 01SEP22 IDR149900


Ho Chi Minh - USD 10


Hong Kong - USD 13/HKD 102 

 

 

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 ; effective 01SEP22 KRW15700


Kuala Lumpur - USD 10 / MYR 40; effective 01SEP22 MYR44


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.