Skellefteå Airport

Animals on the flight

Want to take your pet on the flight?


You can bring a cat or dog onboard a SAS flight if you have made a reservation for it in advance. Contact SAS Customer Contact Center, phone number 0770-727 727 to reserve space for your animal.The cage/bag must not exceed the dimensions of 40 x 25 x 23 cm and weighs a total of more than 8 kg. Learn more about travel with animals on SAS website.

Other animals must be placed in the cargo area.

Animals can also be sent as cargo according to special rules.

Guide dogs or other service animals (such as rescue dogs) always travel for free in the cabin with SAS.


In the summer of 2004 the rules got simplifieded for international travel with dogs and cats, when the so-called pet passport was introduced. Besides the EU countries, Norway, Switzerland, San Marino and Liechtenstein have passport in use. Remember that it takes time – 4-5 months if the dog doesn´t have a valid rabies vaccination – before the passport is finished.

All airlines do not allow pets on international flights. Contact your airline or tour operator to find out.There are a few things to consider before you decide to take your dog or cat when traveling abroad. Turn to Jordbruksverket for the control of animals entering or leaving Sweden. At Jordbruksverkets website you will find all the rules for entry and exit of dogs, cats and other animals as well as the required forms.


There is also information about what rules apply to travel back to Sweden after beeing in different countries and lists of European countries and low-and high-risk countries.