Etihad airways accepts the carriage of falcons and guide dogs to lead the blind in the cargo hold compartment provided that all the necessary health documents and important licenses have been obtained.
Any other animals must travel as cargo and are not permitted within the aircraft cabin or checked baggage.
For countries known to prohibit the import / export of animals and birds as checked baggage, please refer to the Embassy concerned.
All animals and birds should travel as manifested cargo via countries that do not allow the importation of animals as checked baggage.
Guests must be informed that these animals must be cleared at the cargo terminal upon arrival where they will be examined by local veterinarian after producing the relevant import and health certificates.
• Falcons are accepted in the cabin also.
• Guide dogs to lead the blind are permitted in the aircraft cabin for flights from Abu Dhabi to USA and vice versa only provided necessary documents are provided. However they may only be accepted as checked baggage free of charge. (Please contact local Etihad Airways office for detailed information).