Heat Embargo Pets

Published on 11 July 2014

When you are relocating with pets in the summer season, it is important to check in advance if the flight is not marked with a heat embargo.

Heat embargos are temperature restrictions imposed by airlines to ensure that pets are not exposed to temperature extremities at either origin or destination airport. The embargo for a given airline is determined by the amount of time it takes for the pet to be transported from the terminal at a given airport, to the aircraft on which they will be traveling (for example, the temperature on a platform can easily raise high in the summer season). The summer embargo is applicable from mid May to mid September.

Heat Embargos have nothing to do with the temperature inside the aircraft. Make sure to check the conditions in due time with your airline and/or specialized partner who will coordinate the shipment of your pet.