Pet Travel Question: Cat travel between Iran and Belgium

Name: Flore
From: Belgium
To: Tehran, Iran
Pet: Persian Cat

What do I need to travel from Belgium to Iran with my cat? I heard some airlines accept animals under 5 kg in the cabin. Could you tell me what I need to know about traveling to Iran and from Iran back to Belgium?

Thanks in advance,

Hi Flore,

Thank you for submitting a question to! We're happy to point you in the right direction: here are the pet import requirements for Belgium and for Iran also.

We always advise choosing a pet-friendly airline, that's one with established pet policies who will ensure that pets are properly attended to (we often use KLM, Lufthansa and Continental). In this case, even if your cat ends up flying in the cargo area (which is often more comfortable for them -- see our Five Pet Travel Misconceptions), the trip will be as safe and comfortable as possible. If you're wondering about cabin travel, though, it's best to check with the airlines individually to find out their most up-to-date policies.

Please contact us if you have any more questions, and good luck with everything!


PetRelocation Team




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