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Awesome News for Snub Nose Pets
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Dear Valued Customer,

We have some exciting news to share with you following recent developments at the International Pet And Animal Transportation Association (IPATA) conference. Emirates SkyCargo is thrilled to announce that we will be lifting the ban on transporting snub-nosed pets for a trial period during the winter season from 1 November 2023 to 1 April 2024, a decision met with overwhelming support from industry experts. We understand how important this change is to pet owners, and we are committed to ensuring the safety and the well-being of your beloved furry companions during their journeys.
Effective 1 November 2023, our new policy will allow for the transportation of snub-nosed pets, with a focus on their comfort and safety. Below are the key requirements you need to be aware of when flying your snub-nosed pets:

  • Fit to fly certificate: Customers are required to provide a Fit to Fly Certificate issued by their appointed Veterinarian. This will be in conjunction with the IPATA checklist for snub-nosed breeds.
  • IPATA fit to fly snub-nosed checklist: The attached completed snub-nosed checklist is mandatory per IPATA standards which will also be available on the IPATA website.
  • Minimum crate size: Pets must be transported in a crate that is at least twice the size of what is typically required for non-snub-nosed breeds, guaranteeing their comfort during the journey.
  • Single sector uplift: Snub-nosed pets will only be accepted for single sector uplift.
  • A380 aircraft: Snub-nosed pets will be limited exclusively to A380 aircraft.
  • Restricted departure times: No departures, from Dubai (DXB), are permitted between 09h00-18h00.
  • Uplift dates: Between 1 November 2023 and 1 April 2024.
  • Cats allowed: Cats are permitted to be transported on both daytime and night-time departures.
  • Age restriction: Age restrictions are as per the Emirates internal guidelines.
  • Snub-nose specific indemnity & waiver letter: Customers will be required to sign a snub-nose specific indemnity waiver letter.

We are confident that this policy change will ensure that more families remain together, whilst prioritising the well-being and safety of your pets.
Should you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to your dedicated Emirates SkyCargo representative or contact our customer support.

Yours sincerely,

Emirates SkyCargo

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