Live Animals

Move your pets and furry family members worry-free with us.


1. The acceptance of live animal’s shipment must be in accordance with the instructions in the IATA Live Animals Regulations (LAR) and PAL supplemented regulations, which are related to the kind of animal, type of aircraft, temperature at origin, enroute and destination.
2. The LAR covers acceptance standards, labeling, marking, general documentation and handling requirements which will be followed
3. The holds (compartments) of all aircraft are subject to temperature variations, we cannot give any guarantee to the shipper that specific temperature will be maintained.
4. Only animals, which appear to be in good health and condition and fit to travel to the final destination, shall be accepted for carriage. The shipper is required to declare when animals are pregnant or have given birth in the last 48 hours.

Advisory on Dogs for Carriage

If you are flying to the Philippines with your pet on Philippine Airlines, it is important to note that the airline has an embargo on brachycephalic or snub-nosed breeds. Brachycephalic breeds are more susceptible to over-heating during air transport because of their shortened snouts. Philippine Airlines will not fly your pet if they are one of the following breeds.


The list (including cross breeds) includes, but not limited to, the following:


Affenpinscher Cane Corso French Bulldog Pug Valley Bulldog
Boerboel Cavalier King Charles Griffon Bruxellois Rottweiler Yorkshire Terrier
Boston Terrier Chihuahua (apple headed) Japanese Chin Shar Pei
Boxer Chow Chow King Charles Spaniel Shih Tzu
Brussels Griffon Dogue de Bordeaux Lhasa Apso Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Bulldog English Toy Mastiff Tibetan Spaniel
Bullmastiff Cane Corso Pekingese Tosa



1. Packing must be clean, leakproof, and escape proof to allow safe handling during carriage.

2. The appropriate container type must be used as recommended by IATA LAR.

     **Note that young animals require extra space in containers. The height of their container should be

          approximately 50% greater than that of adults of the same species.

3. If applicable, an absorbent material shall be provided to absorb any liquid (drinking water and urine)

that would spill.


Container for Live Animals


Dogs/Cats (pets)


1. The container for dogs/cats should provide enough space for the animal to turn about normally while

standing, stand and sit erect, and to lie in a natural position.



Live Tropical Fish


1. The materials of the container must be water-resistant fiberboard, insulating material, plastic or wood,

expanded polystyrene or Styrofoam.


2. The outer container made of fiberboard, wood, wood products, or any plastic material, and purposebuilt

containers made of expanded polystyrene or Styrofoam must be of adequate strength.


3. Strong plastic (polyethylene) bag can be used as inner container. The bags are fastened by twisting

the top and folding the twisted part and sealed with elastic bands. Preferably each bag should be

placed in an outer bag of similar size to prevent water leakage.


4. The inner bag must be filled with water to approximately 1/3 of its capacity, while the remaining 2/3 of

the bag is to be filled with oxygen.