Effective 1 August 2024: Embargo on the transportation of dogs to the USA

Due to new restrictions imposed by the US authorities, it will no longer be possible to transport dogs to the USA on passenger flights starting 1 August 2024 until further notice. These restrictions apply to all dogs that are transported as carry-on baggage in the cabin (PETC) or in the cargo hold (AVIH).

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For travel on/after 1 August 2024:

New PETC/AVIH bookings on affected Lufthansa Group airlines flights to the USA will no longer be confirmed as of 4 July 2024.

It is still being clarified if existing bookings with a confirmed transport of a dog to the USA for travel starting 1 August 2024 must be canceled at short notice. We will publish any updates on the topic on irreg.lufthansaexperts.com.

Customers with an already confirmed booking of a dog to the USA can rebook to another Lufthansa Group airlines flight or refund their ticket on an involuntary basis. Prerequisite: OS/SN/LH/LX/EN ticket stock. Please contact your Lufthansa Group Agency Support for this.

For any bookings of assistance dogs (SVAN) to the USA, please contact your Lufthansa Group Agency Support.

The Lufthansa Group airlines are working hard to find a solution so that your customers can continue to take their dogs with them to the USA. Please note: It is still possible to have dogs transported to the USA as air freight, for example with Lufthansa Cargo, SWISS WorldCargo or with an air freight company specializing in animal transport.


10.07.2024 10:14  CET