Do you have a pet dog or cat? Are you thinking of traveling to Qatar, having a staycation or vacation while bringing your pet along with you? If so, then you can rely on Qatar Airways’ services to take care of that. The airline understands how important pets are in the lives of many people, and as such, in the context of international standards and regulations regarding air travel, Qatar Airways has provided world-class options for pet travel.
Before moving with your pet, however, you need to comply with your pet’s travel papers, which vary from country to country. Your government will likely require that you ask health certificates from your veterinarian, among others.
Qatar Airways Provides Excellent Service for Pet Travel
1. Pet Care
Qatar Airways personnel will make sure that your pet will be as comfortable as possible during travel. In Doha, the airlines staff will walk the pets and allow them to stretch. They will also have a medical checkup to ensure the pet is healthy. They will also clean the kennels, and more.
2. Feeding Your Pet
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As a pet owner, it is your primary responsibility to give your pets enough water and food during the course of the journey. Qatar Airways, however, will give food every three to four hours while waiting for boarding time, but only until there’s two hours left before flight. Also, the staff will ensure your pet’s water is changed hourly.
3. Service Dogs
There are free flights available for service dogs in the cabin with Qatar Airways. However, the free flight is only available when going to the U.S., Switzerland, Norway, India, Georgia, the European Union, Canada, Brazil, or Australia. Service dogs can travel free for other countries as well, but only as checked baggage. Be sure to let Qatar Airways know you are travelling with a service dog at least exactly two days before your flight.
4. Some Pets that Can’t Be Relocated
There are certain dog breeds that cannot be relocated to Qatar. All cat breeds are allowed, though there is a possibility that cats similar to Persian cats won’t be allowed in the airlines. Some dog breeds that can’t be relocated, perhaps due to their size or perceived temperament, include the following: American Staffordshire Terrier, Boston Terrier, Boxer, Bull Terrier, Bulldog, Shar-Pei, Doberman, Great Dane, Japanese Akita, Mastiff, Afghan Hound, Rottweiler, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and Boerboel.
So there you have it. These are some of the guidelines and rules you need to comply with should you wish to travel to Qatar with your pet. By following the regulations, you and your pet will finally enjoy this wonderful and progressive country. For more information, visit the Qatar Airways website.