1.1. The following dogs of so called fighting breeds shall be prohibited from importation/transit to Israel:
- American Pit Bull Terrier;
- American Staffordshire Terrier;
- Bull Terrier;
- Brazilian Mastiff (Brazilian Fila, Fila Brasileiro);
- Staffordshire Bull Terrier (English Staff);
- Tosa Inu (Tosa Ken, Japanese Mastiff); Rottweiler;
- Argentinean dog.
1.2. The following dogs of so called fighting breeds shall be prohibited from importation / transit to Cyprus:
- American Pit Bull/Pit Bull Terrier
- Japanese Tosa
- Argentinian Mastiff/Dogo Argentino
- Brazilian Mastiff/Fila Brasileiro
1.3. Any cross-breeds of the above-mentioned breeds with any other breeds shall also be prohibited. This prohibition shall apply to importation of dogs both in the aircraft cabin and in the baggage compartment.
1.4. On flights to/from Ireland and United Kingdom, reservation for transportation of animals both in the aircraft cabin and in the baggage compartment shall be prohibited. Animals may travel to the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland only as cargo.
1.5. Compliance with import and export regulations, as well as with animal welfare provisions, is responsibility of the passenger. Furthermore, carrier reserves the right to apply even stricter regulations and to refuse the booking on certain routes if necessary.
1.6. In UAE, animals may be transported and issued only as cargo.
1.7. Additional Restrictions
1.7.1. Puppies and kittens of up to 8 weeks of age are not allowed for transportation due to the possibility of dehydration during the flight.
1.7.2. Kittens under 12 weeks need a veterinary certificate confirming that they can be transported by air.
1.7.3. Animals that have been sedated will not be accepted
1.7.4. Animals intended for laboratory and scientific purposes will not be accepted
1.8. Up-to-date information on country-specific requirements and restrictions on importation of animals may be found in IATA Timatic directories.
1.9. As a precaution, carrier will not accept snub-nosed dogs and cats as checked baggage or as air cargo due to their inability to breathe easily and cool themselves down. The following embargo list of brachycephalic dog breeds is applicable on Cyprus Airways flights:
- Boston Terrier
- Boxer (All breeds)
- Brussels Griffon
- Bulldog (All breeds)
- Dogue De Bordeaux
- English Toy Spaniel
- Japanese Spaniel (Chin)
- Mastiff (All breeds)
- Presa Canario
- Pug (All breeds)
- Shar Pei
- Shih Tzu
- Tibetan Spaniel
- Mastino Napoletano
- British Shorthair
- Scottish Fold