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About The COVID-19 measures for pets implemented by the Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry

In accordance with the COVID-19 measures for pets, implemented by the Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry General Directorate Of Food And Control, rules for transporting pets and animals have been amended.

* Pets, including dogs, cats, birds and ornamental fish, that have health cards, are considered non-commercial and may travel with the owner. The animal, together with its owner, must be isolated for 14 days when returning from abroad.

* Because the origin and/or intermediate hosts for SARS-CoV-2 (a factor in COVID-19 and classified as a zoonotic virus) has not yet been fully clarified, the evaluation of whether exotic animals can be origin or intermediate hosts is ongoing. As such, the commercial entry and exit of exotic animals, invertebrates, amphibians, dogs, cats, ferrets, reptiles, rodents, rabbits and birds is suspended until further notice.

* Controlled imports of experimental animals must be permitted, However it must be ensured that these animals are kept in laboratory conditions and controlled environments for use in studies for scientific research (such as vaccine development, drug development, antiserum development) in our country,

* Parasitoid factors and predictors for pest control and import of butterfly species is permitted.

* Animal products imported for the use of animals must be subjected to heat treatment for at least 30 minutes at 70 C before use or in preparation, and this protocol must be used until the pandemic has officially ended. Animal products used in the feeding of aquatic animals and beneficial insects, dried or frozen animal products, land and water invertebrates (such as insect eggs, artemia eggs) or forage fish, such as sardines used in the feeding of live tuna, are permitted to be imported without irradiation

* The import of live or frozen lobsters, crabs, crayfish, shrimp and other animal products used for human consumption may be permitted, but general hygiene measures must be taken to prevent contamination from the outside when preparing these products. Protective equipment must be used during food preparation and hand hygiene must be employed before and after contact with food.

You may take your pets with you on your Turkish Airlines flights. To do this your pet must have valid vaccination and health certificates; entry permits and any other documents required by countries of transit are also required.

Inadmissible pets in our flights

The following dogs are considered dangerous and will not be admitted on our flights: American pitbull terrier, bull terrier, American staffordshire terrier, japanese tosa, dogo argentino, fila brasileiro, rottweiller, staffordshire bull terrier Neopolitan Mastiff, Spanish Mastiff, Dogue de Bordeux, Roman Fighting Dog, Bandog Tosa Inu, Mastiff, Tibetan Mastiff, Doberman, pincher doberman, American Bulldog, Caucasian owtscharka, Mastino Napolitana.

Rules regarding the pet transport

Transport Charges For Domestic Flights:

Carriage Type Weight Fixed Fee
PETC* 0-8 kg 80 TRY
AVIH** 8-15 kg 120 TRY
AVIH** 15-22 kg 180 TRY
AVIH** 22-28 kg 220 TRY
AVIH** 28 kg and over 260 TRY

*PETC: Pet transported in the cabin (pet in cabin)
** AVIH: Pets transported in the cargo area (animal in hold)
Transport Charges For KKTC:

Carriage Type Weight Fixed Fee
PETC* 0-8 kg 100 TRY
AVIH** 8-15 kg 150 TRY
AVIH** 15-22 kg 200 TRY
AVIH** 22-28 kg 250 TRY
AVIH** 28 kg and over 300 TRY


Fees for Carrying Pets On International Flights

Fees for carrying pets on journeys which include an international destination are indicated below.

Fees Under The Baggage Weight Concept

If the pet and its cage or container weighs 8 kg or less, they may travel in the flight cabin. Those weighing more than 8 kg will be carried in the cargo hold.

Fees for Carrying Pets in The Flight Cabin (PETC*)

If the pet and its cage or container weighs 8 kg or less, they may travel in the flight cabin. The total weight of the pet and cage or container will be multiplied by the excess baggage fee applicable on the route. If the fee calculated exceeds 70 USD, the total will be charged. The minimum fee charged is 70 USD.

CARRYING PETS IN THE FLIGHT CABIN (PETC*)

Calculated value

Carriage fee

PETC* Fee < 70 USD

70 USD

PETC* Fee ≥ 70 USD

Calculated value

*PETC: Pet transported in the cabin (pet in cabin)

Fees for Carrying Pets in The Cargo Hold (AVIH**)

If the pet and its cage or container exceeds 8 kg, they will be carried in the cargo hold. The total weight of the pet and cage or container will be multiplied by the excess baggage fee applicable on the route. If the fee calculated exceeds 140 USD, the total will be charged. The minimum fee charged is 140 USD.

CARRYING PETS IN THE CARGO HOLD (AVIH**)
Calculated value Carriage fee
AHIV** fee < 140 USD 140 USD
AHIV** fee ≥ 140 USD Calculated value

** AVIH: Pets transported in the cargo area (animal in hold)

Fees Under The Baggage Piece Concept

If the pet and its cage or container weighs 8 kg or less, they may travel in the flight cabin. Those weighing more than 8 kg will be carried in the cargo hold.

Fees for Carrying Pets on Transit Flights

Fees for Carrying Pets in The Flight Cabin (PETC*)

The applicable excess baggage fees for the route will be charged on transit flights where pets are carried in the flight cabin. If the fee calculated exceeds 150 USD, the total will be charged. The minimum fee charged is 150 USD.

CARRYING PETS IN THE FLİGHT CABIN ON TRANSIT FLIGHTS (PETC*)
Calculated value Carriage fee
PETC* fee < 150 USD 150 USD
PETC* fee ≥ 150 USD Calculated value

Fees For Carrying Pets in The Cargo Hold (AVIH**)
Twice the applicable excess baggage fees for the route will be charged on transit flights where pets are carried in the cargo hold. If the fee calculated exceeds 300 USD, the total will be charged. The minimum fee charged is 300 USD.

CARRYING PETS IN THE CARGO HOLD ON TRANSIT FLIGHTS (AVIH**)
Calculated value Carriage fee
AHIV** fee< 300 USD 300 USD
AHIV** fee ≥ 300 USD 2 x Calculated value

Fees for Carrying Pets on Journeys with Stopovers

Fees for Carrying Pets in The Flight Cabin (PETC*)

At stopover points in Turkey where check-in will be completed at least 24 hours later, the carriage fee for pets will be determined according to the onward destination when checking in at the stopover location. For carriage of pets on domestic flights within Turkey, a fee of 35 USD per cage or container will be charged. On international flights which apply the baggage weight concept, a fee of 50 USD per cage or container will be charged

Fees for Carrying Pets in The Cargo Hold (AVIH**)

At stopover points in Turkey where check-in will be completed at least 24 hours later, the carriage fee for pets will be determined according to the onward destination when checking in at the stopover location. For carriage of pets on domestic flights within Turkey, a fee of 70 USD per cage or container will be charged. On international flights which apply the baggage weight concept, a fee of 100 USD per cage or container will be charged

Route Pets carried in the flight cabin (PETC*) Pets carried in the cargo hold (AVIH**)
Domestic journeys from stopover points in Turkey 35 USD 70 USD
Journeys to international destinations which apply the baggage weight concept from stopover points in Turkey 50 USD 100 USD

*PETC: Pet transported in the cabin (pet in cabin)
** AVIH: Pets transported in the cargo area (animal in hold)

Acceptance rules for pets traveling on flights to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

Pets aged under three months are not admitted into the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. However, admission will be granted to small pets, aged between two and three months, which are traveling with their mother, have been in the same place since birth, have had no direct contact with wild animals that may carry infections and have their own passport. For more detailed information, please visit the website www.veteriner.gov.ct.tr.

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