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Frequently Asked Questions


Carriage of animals and plants

1. Is it possible to carry plants? Are extra charges applied on carriage of plants?

In most EU countries, strict rules on carriage of endangered species are applied and permission is required for carriage of some species. It is necessary to contact the institution responsible for the application of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in your home country and find out whether you need a certificate for the animal or plant species you are going to carry. For the exact plant carriage procedures and required documentation, please contact the customs authorities of the Republic of Lithuania.

2. Can a passenger carry pets in the passenger cabin?

Certain airlines allow this. However, a number of airlines do not provide this service at all or only on certain routes. For specific information, please contact us.

For an additional fee airlines allow to carry pets in the passenger cabin or cargo compartment, specially designed for animals. The method of carriage depends on the size and breed of the pet. In any case, the airline employees will take care for you pets and try to make them the least stress.

3. How much does the carriage of a pet cost?

Charges range from 50 to 200 euros, depending on the airline and a pet’s breed, size and weight.

4. What does a pet carried by plane must have?

All carried pets must have electronic chips. The owners of cats, dogs or ferrets are also required to obtain European pet passports, which indicate that pets have been vaccinated against rabies. When carrying other pets, it is required to obtained health and vaccination certificates certified by a veterinarian, authorizations to carry the pets and other documents which may be required by the country of entry or transit.

For the detailed information about traveling with pets you may consult with your pet’s veterinarian.