Cayman Airways Pet Policy

Cayman Airways will accept domestic dogs, cats and household birds for carriage subject to the conditions below. On the jet service a maximum of four pets are allowed in the cargo compartment per flight and a maximum of two pets are allowed in the passenger compartment per flight (one in business class and one in economy class).

Pets travelling in the cabin to and from international destinations are charged US$100.00 per pet each way. Pets travelling on jet services in the cabin on domestic flights are charged at US$50 per pet each way. Pets as check in baggage to and from international destinations are charged US$125.00, domestic is US$75.00. Payment will be taken at check-in, cash and credit cards are both accepted.

Travel Container
The pet must be confined in a suitable leak proof container provided by the passenger. When the pet is in the cabin compartment the container must not exceed the following dimensions: maximum length of 23 inches and maximum width of 13 inches. The pet must be accompanied by a valid health and rabies vaccination certificate, entry permits and other documents required by the country of entry. The maximum weight for a pet allowed to travel is 99lbs, this is the added weight of the pet plus the kennel.

Pets travelling on Cayman Airways Express
No more than two pets in total will be allowed on any flight operated by Cayman Airways Express, either both pets in the cabin in separate kennels if they are for the same owner &/or familiar and compatible with each other, otherwise one pet in the cabin and one pet in the baggage compartment per flight.

Pets must be registered by contacting Cayman Airways Reservations in advance for travel on the same flight as the passenger. The charge is US$ 50.00 per pet  per direction.

In the cabin:
Pets must be small enough to fit and stay comfortably in its carrier under the seat.  Soft-sided kennels are recommended and cannot exceed the following dimensions :
H-9inchesX W-12inches X L-24inches

Max weight of pet and kennel cannot exceed 22 lbs.

In the baggage compartment:
Pets must be housed in a hard-sided kennel that does not exceed H-30 inches X W-23 inches.  Max weight of pet and kennel cannot exceed 50 lbs.
Unaccompanied Pets
If a pet is travelling unaccompanied it must travel in the cargo compartment at the cargo rate.

Service Animals
Certified, professionally-trained service animals assisting customers with disabilities are carried, free of charge, in the passenger cabin at the customer’s feet, provided the animal is certified as having been trained to assist a person with a disability by a professional service animal institution. You must pre-register your service animal through Cayman Airways reservations.

Limitation of liability
Cayman Airways will not be responsible in the event of loss, delay, injury, sickness or death of any pet or animal accepted for transportation

Please Note:
Passengers are responsible for researching and meeting all applicable requirements for travel documents for their pets prior to booking or checking-in for flights. Cayman Airways reserves the right to deny boarding to any pet whose owner fails to present the required travel documents upon check-in at any gateway, at the passenger’s expense.

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Cayman Islands Entry Requirements for Dogs and Cats:

All dogs and cats entering the Cayman Islands must be accompanied by an import permit issued by the Cayman Islands Department of Agriculture. You must provide evidence that your dog or cat complies with all of their import requirements before they will issue an Import Permit.  Application forms are available here.

Failure to meet these requirements exactly will result in your dog or cat being refused entry into the Cayman Islands.  Your local veterinarian will be able to help you with the requirements.  Ensure to contact the Department of Agriculture well in advance of your proposed trip to ensure you are able to meet all the requirements.

PLEASE NOTE: Cayman Airways is not allowed, per the Cayman Islands Agriculture Department regulations, to transport any pets from Cuba and Central America to the Cayman Islands. This also includes in-transit.