Due to cold weather and the peak travelling season, certain restrictions for transporting animals in cargo are in effect during the winter months.
RESTRICTIONS FOR HAIRLESS BREEDS
Hairless dog and cat breeds are not accepted as cargo on any flights due to the cold weather from November 1 to March 31.
LIMITATIONS ON TRAVEL IN UNHEATED CARGO HOLDS
The cargo hold on some of our smaller aircraft are not heated. As such, from November 1 to March 31, animals, including pets like cats and dogs, are not accepted as cargo on some flights. If there is a restriction in effect on your chosen flight, our customer service agents will let you know at the time of booking.
Exceptions - Reptiles, amphibians, live tropical fish, insects, worms, bees, live coral rock and rodent species can be transported during this period, provided the packaging meets IATA Live Animal Regulations container requirements, and the appropriate waiver is filled out and signed by the shipper.
HOLIDAY RESTRICTIONS FOR CATS AND DOGS
Cats and dogs are not accepted for transport with Air Canada Cargo within North America, or on international flights with a connection in North America, from December 15 to January 12.
The restriction applies to cats and dogs, as well as to shipments from breeders, kennels and freight forwarders and pets travelling as checked baggage.
Cats and dogs are allowed on direct international flights. The restriction does not apply to other animals.
For more information on our AC Animals solution, please visit our website.