Brussels Airlines allow cats, dogs, fish, rabbits, and rodents. The price ranges from 70 to 115 USD for pets in the cabin and 115 to 390 USD for pets as checked baggage depending on various destinations. Service dogs can still travel for free but emotional support animals are not recognized. They also accept pregnant pets inside of the cabins. Let’s know about Brussels Airlines pet policy.

Brussels Airlines Pet Policy Overview

Pets in the cabinAllowed
Pets as checked baggageAllowed
International flightsAllowed
Charge70 to 390 USD
Service dogsAllowed for free
Emotional support animalsNot allowed
Pets age16 weeks
Weight8 kg (Inside cabin)
ContainerSoft-sided or hard-sided

Pets in The Cabin

Only small dogs and cats are accepted inside of the cabins.

  • When departing, put your companion in a crate and put it beneath the chair that is facing you for the duration of the journey.
  • The pet should weigh more than 8 kg including its container.
  • The pets’ age should be at least 16 weeks.
  • Pregnant pets are allowed, but certification from the vet will be required.
  • The container should be soft-sided.
  • The bottom should be leak-proof.
  • One traveler can take only one container with them.
  • 2 pets can be taken in one container, but the weight should not exceed 8 kg including the container.
  • You have to select a window seat and can not select aisle seats.

Container dimensions for pets in the cabin :

55 cm40 cm23 cm

Pets as Checked Baggage

Brussels Airlines has well-ventilated areas for pets to be shipped as checked baggage.

  • Pets’ age should be at least 16 weeks.
  • There are weight or size restrictions.
  • The pet should be all healthy.
  • Pregnant pets will not be accepted.
  • You have to provide food and water.
  • The pet should feel free inside the container.
  • The container must be hard-sided.
  • There should be a locking mechanism and the ground should be leak-proof.
  • Wheels must be removed prior to boarding.
  • There should be air holes.

Maximum container dimensions for pets as checked baggage :

Container SizeHeightWidthLength
Medium Size60 cm45 cm40 cm
Large Size125 cm75 cm85 cm


If the container is too big to be kept as checked baggage or the pet is some other animal rather than just a cat or dog, you have to send the pet as cargo as well.

Pets that can be shipped as cargo :

Wild AnimalsFish
Large Domesticated AnimalsRabbits


Charges for pets in the cabin :

LocationsContainer Charge (CAD / USD / CHF / EUR)
Europe90 / 70 / 70 / 60
Morocco/Israel/Egypt120 / 90 / 90 / 80
Togo/Sierra Leone/Liberia/Senegal/Ivory Coast/Guinea/Ghana/Gambia/Cameroon/Burkina Faso/ Benin135 / 100 / 100 / 90
Uganda/Rwanda/Congo/Burundi/Angola150 / 115 / 115 / 100
Canada/United States150 / 115 / 115 / 100
Africa75 / 60 / 60 / 50

Charges for pets as checked baggage :

LocationsMedium Container Charge (CAD / USD / CHF / EUR)Large Container Charge (CAD / USD / CHF / EUR)
Europe150 / 115 / 115 / 100300 / 230 / 230 / 200
Morocco/Israel/Egypt195 / 150 / 150 / 130390 / 300 / 300 / 260
Togo/Sierra Leone/Liberia/Senegal/Ivory Coast/Guinea/Ghana/Gambia/Cameroon/Burkina Faso/ Benin225 / 170 / 170 / 150450 / 345 / 345 / 300
Uganda/Rwanda/Congo/Burundi/Angola255 / 195 / 195 / 170510 / 390 / 390 / 340
Canada/United States255 / 195 / 195 / 170510 / 390 / 390 / 340
Africa120 /90 / 90 / 80240 / 185 / 185 / 160

Required Documents

It’s the traveler’s sole responsibility to conform with export and import restrictions and to present the proper travel documentation. While booking the trip, you must research the export and import rules for the companion in the nations of takeoff, transition, and arrival. This data is available at the respective consulates.

Destination Restrictions

Pets are not accepted on flights to the United Kingdom as checked baggage or inside the cabins. They must be shipped as cargo.

Aircraft Restrictions

Brussels Airlines allows only 4 pet containers per flight. So, make sure to book early.

Breed Restrictions

You have to fill out this form and submit two copies of it if you take a snub-nosed pet with you in the passenger cabin. Snub-nosed pets are not accepted as checked baggage.

These breeds are considered as snub-nosed :

Dog breeds :

Brussels Griffon Boxer 
BulldogBoston Terrier 
Bull Terrier Chow Chow 
American Staffordshire Terrier Pugs
English Toy Spaniel Affenpinscher 
American Pit Bull Terrier Japanese Chin 
Japanese Spaniel Bull Mastiff 
Pekinese Pit Bull 
Shar Pei Lhasa Apso 
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Shih Tzu 

Cat breeds :

Exotic Shorthair Scottish Fold 
Himalayan  and PersianBritish Shorthair 

Service Dogs

  • Service dogs are accepted on Brussels Airlines.
  • Service dogs can be of any breed.
  • It must be properly trained.
  • Service dogs travel for free.
  • There are no size or weight restrictions.
  • You have to show the training certificate.
  • The service dog should be seated by your legs for the entire time of the flight.

Emotional Support Dogs

Emotional support dogs are not recognized by Brussels Airlines, they are not accepted.

Service Dogs In Training

Service dogs in training can not enjoy the facilities enjoyed by service dogs as their training is not finished yet.


Make sure to inform them about the pet at least 2 days before the flight.

Check In

You should check with at least 2 hours in hand.


  • Make sure to take the pet to the relief area before boarding.
  • Don’t give the pet any tranquilizers.
  • Give your vet a visit before taking the flight.
  • Consult with the destination country’s consulate or embassy before booking the flight.


Does Brussels Airlines take dogs?

Yes, dogs are accepted as checked baggage or inside cabins on Brussels Airlines.

Can I take my cat on Brussels Airlines?

Surely, Small cats can even stay inside of the cabins with you on Brussels Airlines.

Do Brussels Airlines allow emotional support animals?

No, emotional support animals are not recognized by Brussels airlines.

How much does Brussels Airlines charge for pets?

Brussels Airlines charges 70 to 115 USD for pets in the cabin and 115 to 390 USD for pets as checked baggage depending on various destinations.

Contact Details

Call+32 5 333 81 81

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