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Traveling with pets

Reservation deadline
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Reservation deadline for traveling with pets
Category Reservation deadline Notes
Domestic flights 24 hours prior to flight departure
(business days)
If pets are brought to the airport without
a reservation or confirmation,
you will not be able to bring them
on board or transport them as checked baggage
International flights 48 hours prior to flight departure
(business days)
Eligible Pets for
  • Type of Eligible Pets for Transport: Dogs, cats, pet birds
  • Number of Eligible Pets for Transport: Each adult passenger may bring 1 pet into the cabin and 2 pets as checked baggage, Children are not allowed to travel with pets in the cabin. (only 1 bird per cage).
Eligible Pets
for the Cabin
  • If the weight of the pet (including the cage) is 7 kg or less
  • The combined dimensions of the transport container must be less than 115 cm, the maximum height must be 26 cm and the width must be less than 40 cm.
    When pressed from above, the height must be within 21 cm. (For soft cases)
  • Each passenger can bring 1 pet in 1 cage into the cabin (or 2 puppies or 2 kittens under the age of 6 months - If a mother bird and her baby are a pair, they may also be brought together)
  • Pets must be kept in their cage for safety, and they are strictly prohibited from being taken out of their cage.
  • For Business Class seats, pet carriers cannot be placed under the seat in accordance with the seat structure and safety regulations and must be placed in another area with guidance from a flight attendant during taxi, take-off, and landing.
  • You must be seated at the designated pet seating if you are traveling with a pet.
  • For domestic flights, pet carry-on cages can be purchased at domestic airports
    (excluding Incheon Airport).
If transported
as checked baggage
  • If the pet's size exceeds the cabin baggage specifications
  • If the pet's weight (including the cage) is 45 kg or less, the sum of three sides of the cage is 285 cm or less, and height is 84 cm or less
  • The number of in-cabin or checked pets may be restricted or refused entry depending on the type of aircraft and route.
Cage Conditions
  • It must be equipped with a lock, have a sealed bottom and sufficient ventilation.
  • It must be waterproof, with a waterproof pad placed on the bottom of the container, as well as a towel, blanket, etc.
  • Must have sufficient space for the pet to comfortably stand or move around.
  • For birds, the cage must be covered with a sheet so that the birds are not exposed during the flight.
  • The cage must be made of strong material such as metal, wood, or plastic.
  • If brought inside the cabin, the cage may be made of fabric or leather, but it must be able to maintain its shape by the frame.
  • 2 pets cannot be inside 1 cage.
    (However, 2 puppies or 2 kittens under the age of 6 months, or a pair of birds are exempt.)
Transport Restrictions
  • Pets are not allowed when restricted by the relevant laws and regulations of the destination city or country.
  • Pets are not allowed if their number exceeds the allowable count for the aircraft.
  • Pets are not allowed if the cage does not comply with transportation standards.
  • Pets are not allowed if the sum of the cage length, width, and height exceeds 285 cm or if the total weight of the pet and cage exceeds 45 kg.
    • * In certain countries and cities, a weight restriction of 32 kg or less may apply, or aircraft transport restrictions may apply regardless of weight or size.
  • Pets that are under 16 weeks old or given a stabilizer/sleep medicine cannot be transported.
  • Pregnant pets, foul smelling pets, ferocious dogs (attack dogs and other fierce animals), and birds of prey may not be transported.
  • Types of dangerous dogs whose transportation is restricted
  • If your pet is checked in and transported in very cold or hot weather, it may have a negative impact on your pet’s health.
  • Please take your pet’s health and safety into consideration when making a decision on transportation.
  • Please understand that Air Busan codeshare flights are not directly operated by Asiana Airlines, and are thus unable to provide pet checking services.
  • Checked-in transport of short-nosed animals is being discontinued due to health and safety risks. (Starting July 1, 2019)
Service Dogs
  • The service dogs must have an identification tag from an accredited institution, wear a harness, and remain on the floor space below the passenger's seat during the flight.
  • ※ Please contact the reservation center for details.
Passengers who are planning on air travel with a pet must read through the relevant procedures. ※ Arrive at the airport earlier as a pet procedure will be required.
Pet Fare Table
When traveling with a pet, additional charges will apply regardless of whether or not you have other baggage. ※ In the case of airports overseas, a separate tax may be imposed for pets traveling with you.

List of Short-nosed Animal

Affenpinscher, Dogo Argentino, Mastiff, Boston Terrier, Boxer, Bulldog, Brussels Griffon, Shih Tzu, Spaniel (English Toy, King Charles Spaniel, Tibetan), Chihuahua, Japanese Chin, Lhasa Apso, Presa Canario, Chow Chow, Pug, Pekingese, Shar Pei, Cane Corso, Dogue de Bordeaux

Burmese, Exotic, Himalayan, Persian, British Shorthair, Scottish Fold, Silver Chinchilla

Types of dangerous dogs

  • Tosa dogs and their crossbreeds
  • American Pitbull Terriers and their crossbreeds
  • American Staffordshire Terriers and their crossbreeds
  • Staffordshire Bull Terriers and their crossbreeds
  • Rottweilers and their crossbreeds
  • Mastiff and its mixed breed
  • Laika and its mixed breed
  • Ovtcharka and its mixed breed
  • Kangal and its mixed breed
  • Wolfdog and its mixed breed
  • American bully, Cane Corso and its mixed breed
  • Miniature Bull Terrier and its mixed breed


  • 01
    Receive approval for transport from the airline
    • If you come to the airport without approval for your pet, you will not be able to bring them as a carry-on or checked baggage.
    • Items may be restricted for transport according to the country/region/aircraft. Therefore, make sure to contact the reservation center before traveling
      (Domestic flights : 24 hours prior to flight departure (business days) / International flights : 48 hours prior to flight departure (business days), Excludes weekends and holidays) to confirm that your items can be transported.
    * Reservation Center: In Korea: 1588-8000, The U.S: (1)-800-227-4262, China: (86)-400-650-8000, Japan: (81)-3-5812-6600)
    *In overseas regions without a reservation center, please contact the local branch.
  • 02
    Quarantine confirmation at the country/region (preparation of quarantine documents)
    • You may check whether your pet can be brought into the cabin as well as everything you need to prepare for quarantine at the embassy of the relevant country/region.
    • Prepare the documents for the quarantine according to the confirmed quarantine preparations.
    • When bringing pets to the Republic of Korea from overseas, please refer to the Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency's website. (
  • 03
    Arrive at the airport
    • Check the conditions for the pet cage and prepare according to regulations.
    • Arrive at the airport earlier as a pet procedure will be required.
  • 04
    Receive quarantine certificate
    • Submit the rabies vaccination certificate and medical report to the Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency at the departure city airport to receive the quarantine certificate.
    • Please note that the Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency at Gimpo Airport and Incheon Airport is open from 9:00 - 18:00. Passengers with an early morning or late night departure should plan accordingly when preparing for the quarantine certificate.
    *Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency at Gimpo Airport 02-2664-0601
    *Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency at Incheon Airport 032-740-2660~2
  • 05
    Pet Procedure
    • The pet is weighed, their eligibility for entering the cabin is confirmed, and transport fees are paid.
    • Pets are not included in the free baggage allowance. A separate fee must be paid regardless of your checked baggage or carry-on baggage.



Classification,Segment,Up to 32 kg (including cage),Between 32kg ~ 45kg (including cage),Non-U.S. Routes,Korea Round-Trip Fukuoka/Weihai/Yantai/Dalian/Qingdao,Korea Round-Trip Japan/China/Taiwan/Hong Kong,Other routes within Asia,Asia Round-Trip Europe/Oceania Europe Round-Trip Oceania,U.S. Routes,Asia Round-Trip Saipan,U.S. Departures/Arrivals Saipan Round-Trip Europe/OceaniaThe table consists of

Segment Up to 32 kg
(including cage)
32kg ~ 45kg
(including cage)
Domestic Flihgts KRW 30,000
KRW 60,000
Korea Round-Trip Japan/China/Taiwan/Hong Kong/Mongolia KRW 140,000
(USD 140)
KRW 290,000
(USD 290)
Other routes within Asia
(Including Guam/Saipan)
KRW 210,000
(USD 210)
KRW 440,000
(USD 440)
U.S. Routes/Europe/Oceania KRW 290,000
(USD 290)
KRW 590,000
(USD 590)

See regulations for service animals for disabled passengers on the U.S departure/arrival segment

The regulations for service animals will change as follows, according to the U.S. DOT regulations.

  1. Effective March 1, 2021, based on the departure date.
  2. Service dogs are allowed to board only for the purpose of providing airline travel assistance.
  3. Service animals are limited to dogs aged 16 weeks or older and must be wearing a harness or leash.
  4. Service dogs must be trained to behave properly in public and must be under the passenger’s control.
    • Service dogs must be placed under the passenger's feet at all times and cannot intrude into other passengers’ seats.
    • Service dogs cannot roam the aisle.
  5. Up to two service dogs are allowed per passenger.
  6. Passengers traveling with a service dog may be denied boarding if the following applies.
    • The service dog shows behavior that indicates it is not properly trained
    • The service dog barks excessively, or defecates in the boarding area and/or on board the aircraft
    • Reservations are not made at least 48 hours prior to flight departure (based on working days)
    • The passenger refuses to complete the ① U.S.DOT Service Animal Transportation Form and/or the ② U.S.DOT Service Animal Relief Attestation Form, or fails to submit the form at the airport in the departure city.

Guide to purchasing pet carry-on cages

Check-in counters at Gimpo, Jeju, Gwangju, Yeosu, Daegu and Cheongju airports

KRW 45,000 for Asiana Airlines flights (KRW 55,000 for other airline flights)

  • Permitted size for carry-on soft cage
  • Detailed size : Width 39 cm * Height 26 cm * Depth 22.5 cm
  • Weight : 540 g (+ 200 g with footrest)
  • A bag fully covered with screens, with double top and side covers (mesh net/screen)
  • A cute Saekdongi character name tag is available
  • AS inquiries : Modneypet (

Carry-on cases

  • Regardless of material, the transport container must safely fit in the space under the seat in front of you.
  • Even if a case in hard material (plastic) is within the allowed dimensions, it may not be possible to store it under the seat in front of you due to the shape of the case and attachments.
  • In this case the case cannot be brought on board, so it is recommended to use a soft case wherever possible.