Whether your pet is traveling within the United States or to an international destination, we want to ensure a smooth travel experience. Shipping rates depend largely on the distance your pet will travel. See Pet Travel Shipping Rates, or for additional information, you may call the numbers listed below.
Pets traveling with passengers:
Pets traveling unescorted:
Hawaii requires that all live animals shipped or brought into the state have health and rabies inoculation certificates dated no more than ten days before travel begins. On Delta flights to Hawaii, pets will not be accepted as carry-on baggage.
Hawaiian quarantine facilities are located in Honolulu only; therefore, Delta cannot accept pets on nonstop flights to any other Hawaiian city. Delta does not participate in the Neighbor Island Dog and Cat Entry Program.
All cats and dogs are subject to a 120-day quarantine in Hawaii. If specific pre- and post-arrival requirements are met, your pet may qualify for a shorter (30-days or less) quarantine. Costs are charged to the pet owner and must be paid in full upon arrival. Payment methods include cashier's check, traveler's check, money order, personal check, or cash.
Seeing-eye dogs are accepted with certain provisions, including making advanced arrangements and verifying availability and cost. For further information, visit the Hawaii Department of Agriculture or call 808-483-7151.
Pets Traveling to the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and Other European Union Countries
Delta will not accept any live animals as checked or carry-on baggage to/from the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland. However Delta will accept pets (dogs, cats & ferrets) as cargo to the U.K. under the U.K. Pet Travel Scheme. Read more for more information on U.K. Pets.
For pets traveling to other countries in the European Union, a Veterinary Certificate for domestic dogs, cats, and ferrets entering the European Community for Non-Commercial Movement (Regulation (EC) No. 998/2003) is required. There is also another restriction concerning your pet. Only a microchip implant, and no longer tattoos, will be accepted as a means of identification. If your travel originates in Aruba, Bermuda, Canada, Japan, Cayman Islands, or the USA, parts 1 through 4 must be completed for movement into the European Union and requires 30 days of preparation for your pet. If your travel originates in any other country, parts 1 through 5 must be completed. These regulations require a minimum of four months preparation for your pet.
Pets Traveling to or from South Africa
Pets are not allowed as checked baggage to or from South Africa due to concerns of animal safety and customs regulations.
This restriction does not apply to service animals. South Africa recognizes service dogs and allows them in the cabin. All animals must travel as manifested cargo on an air waybill. Military exceptions do not apply.
Service Dogs and Cats Traveling to London (Heathrow & Gatwick) and Manchester
Effective June 1, 2008, Delta will transport service dogs and cats to London (Heathrow & Gatwick) and Manchester with the proper documentation and compliance to the UK regulations for transporting animals. In order for a customer to transport their service dog or cat, they must:
Animal Aircare Co. Ltd.
Horley, Surrey, RH6 0SQ
(0)129 346 2180
City of London Animal Reception Centre
City of London
Guildhall, PO Box 270
London EC2P 2EJ
(0)208 745 7894
Pets on Jets
World Freight Terminal
Manchester Airport M90 5BA
(0)161 489 8220
For any questions related to the UK Pet Travel Scheme please contact DEFRA (Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) http://www.defra.gov.uk/animalh/quarantine/index.htm. For questions regarding transporting a service dog or cat, please contact Delta at 1-800-221-1212 and ask to speak to the CRO Desk.
Pets Traveling to Hong Kong
Pets are not allowed in the cabin or as accompanied or excess baggage to/from Hong Kong. Special permit/import permit or quarantine permit is required for all animals and birds (including dogs & cats) applied before arrival in Hong Kong and they must be shipped as cargo covered by an air bill.
All international cargo shipments:
Note: If your final destination is other than those listed above, contact your veterinarian for requirements specific to that country.