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Travelling with Pets


For many of our Owners, pets are simply part of the family. And that is why we make every effort to ensure that pets are as comfortable as possible on every NetJets flight. We have welcomed dogs and cats — even pigs — on board Owner flights. In fact, NetJets flew more than 24,000 pet passengers in 2020. Here are a few tips and reminders for travelling with pets.

Enjoying the Ride

Catering is not just for our Owners. Talk with your Owner Services Team and find out about dining options for pets. We can arrange a special treat or meal for your pet — just let us know what you prefer. On board, we have a range of offerings to make your pet’s journey with us comfortable, including drink bowls and hygiene mats. Every experience can be tailored for your pet, from their favourite snacks and toys to NetJets pet travel blankets.

Tidying Up

We realise that some of our Owners have serious allergies. We clean our planes thoroughly after every flight. So, when you step on board, the cabin is spotless.


The comfort and safety of your pet is important to us. Therefore, it is important that they be restrained during takeoff, landing, and in turbulent air. We require pet carriers for cats and highly recommend carriers for other pets that may be anxious during flight. Dogs may also be carried in the cabin provided the cabin is large enough to accommodate the particular size of the dog comfortably, and, in the judgement of the Captain, the animal can be carried without putting at risk the safety of the passengers and the aircraft. It is preferable for your dog to be housed in a suitable leakproof pet carrier. Dogs may be carried without such containers provided they are kept on a leash or harness, which should be attached to the seat structure or belt to prevent the animal from moving around freely.
Current EU regulations require pets to have a passport for travel between EU member states and a passport or health certificate for movement from a third country. You can obtain a pet passport for your cat or dog by contacting a veterinarian in your home country. The procedure generally consists of having your pet microchipped and vaccinated, arranging a blood test, and obtaining documentation in the form of an EU pet passport.

Additional information may be needed if you are travelling with your pet into the UK or if you are preparing your animal in a non-EU listed country. Your Owner Services Team will be available to provide you with further information on specific requirements. Some EU countries also have additional country-specific requirements; please check with your Owner Services Team for more details.