The requirements for animals to enter the territory of Luxembourg are similar to the rules within the entire EU.
Your pets can travel with you as long as they:
The microchip must be implanted before the pet is vaccinated against rabies. If your pet has already been vaccinated before the implantation, the vaccination becomes invalid and must be performed again.
Certain animals are not eligible for rabies vaccination. These include birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibians, mammals like rodents and rabbits. However, they may need a health certificate to enter Luxembourg. Owners of such animals should request information from the relevant authorities in their country.
These rules only apply to private rides with pets. They are not relevant for situations involving a change of ownership or sale. In some cases, a written statement by the owner or traveling companion may be required, stating that the animals are not being transported for the purpose of sale.
You may travel with up to five pets. But if there are more than five (dogs, cats or ferrets), you must provide proof that:
Pet check-in is only available at the front desk, no online check-in can be done with pets.
The animals must not show signs of a human-transmissible disease when they are examined at the entry port in Luxembourg. If your dog or cat is clearly not in good condition, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be necessary, at your own expense.
Please note that only dogs and cats are allowed on board (all other types of pets are not welcome). Each aircraft allows 3 pets in the cabin and 1 pet in the luggage compartment.
Maximum cage size: height – 83 cm, width – 115 cm.
Secure the cage properly. It must always have ventilation holes on more than one side and be easily recognized as a pet cage. Cabin pet cages are not suitable for transporting pets in the luggage area.
Restrictions on size and weight do not apply to guide animals for passengers with disabilities. They are allowed to travel free of charge and without a cage. However, the owner must have a valid medical certificate confirming the necessity of a service dog.
Pet transportation laws can also be changed in response to outbreaks of diseases such as avian flu and other types of transmitted diseases. To ensure that all stages of pet moving are maintained adequately, it is best to hire a professional pet carrier.
Rabies vaccinations must be done once every 364 days. If the previous vaccination was on December 31, the next one will be on the December 30 next year.
In fact, those cases are rare. Animals are transported in a warm and wide compartment. Though it's true that brachycephalic breeds, such as bulldogs, have the hardest time flying. So what you can do – is to make sure the cage meets the regulations for transporting and consult your veterinarian before the trip.