Volaris Airlines Pet Policy

Volaris allows passengers to bring their pets on board or as checked baggage, but there are rules and requirements that must be followed.

If you want to travel with your pet, make sure you read and understand the rules and requirements for pet travel, whether you’re traveling within your country or internationally.

Volaris Pet Travel Policy Guidelines

Volaris allows pets in the passenger cabin as long as the container and animal weigh less than 10 kg together. Also –

  • If your pet and its container weigh more than 10 kg, you need to document it for shipment in the Volaris pet cargo hold on the same flight as you.
  • You can bring your pet with you on a plane in the cargo hold, but the total weight of the pet and its container cannot be more than 45 kg.
  • You can bring your cat or dog with you on the airplane as a pet.
  • The airline does not allow pets that are younger than 4 months old. Pets with medical needs, those that require special care, aggressive animals, and pregnant female pets are not allowed.
  • Only 4 pets are allowed to be transported on each flight of the aircraft. Volaris allows only one pet per passenger in their pet-in-cabin program.
  • If your pet is asleep from medication or doesn’t have the necessary health paperwork, it won’t be permitted.
  • You need to put a collar, leash, or harness on your pet to keep them safe.
  • Animals that can harm the crew or passengers because of their behavior or nature are not permitted in the passenger cabin.
  • Pets that have bad smells or require cleaning will not be permitted.

Emotional Support Animals ( ESA )

Volaris Airline allows emotional support animals to travel for free on certain routes, according to their pet travel policy.

  • Within Mexico
  • Within South America
  • Central America to South America, and vice-versa
  • Mexico to Central America, and vice-versa
  • Within Central America

If you want to bring your emotional support dog or cat on board with you, please take a look at the Volaris travel requirements for pets. If the animal doesn’t meet the requirements, you can still bring it on the plane for an extra fee as a checked pet that flies in the cargo hold.

  • You need to provide a statement from a licensed mental health professional such as a clinical social worker, psychiatrist, or psychologist.
  • The document should not be older than one year from the date of departure.
  • The person needs to mention that they are getting medical help from a professional and require the animal to travel with them.
  • You need to print it on letterhead paper and include your professional license number.
  • You can take your ESA with you by putting them in a carrier, attaching a leash to them, or using a harness. According to Volaris’ dog policy, the animal cannot weigh more than 26 pounds.
  • The emotional Support Program Includes Followings:

    • If you’re traveling with a cat, make sure to use a sturdy carrier. For Volaris flights, dogs can travel in carriers made of either fabric or hard material.
    • The weight of the animal and carrier together cannot be more than 26 pounds.
    • During takeoff and landing, service dogs cannot leave their carrier. However, they are allowed to leave the carrier at other times.

Volaris Pet Travel Requirements

If you want to bring your pet on a Volaris flight, you need to follow their rules about the size of your pet and the documents you need to bring.

  • Documents Req.
  • Cabin Requirement

Documents Req.

You need to bring two copies of your vaccination card – one original and one duplicate. Your pet needs to get a rabies vaccine at least 30 days before you plan to leave. Also –

  • If your pet is over 15 months old, you need to have a record of their first and following anti-rabies shots.
  • You need to write down when you got the vaccine or booster shot on your immunization card at least one year before you plan to travel.
  • You need to take a new anti-parasitic medication that is less than 6 months old before your return flight.
  • To get a vaccination certificate, you need to go to a licensed veterinarian. They will give you a piece of paper with their letterhead on it. The paper should have the date and their license number on it.
  • The Health Certificate is a document that confirms that your pet has been checked by a vet and is in good health. If you are flying roundtrip, you need to make sure that the certificate is valid for your arrival flight.
  • When you travel by plane to and from Mexico and Central America, you need to bring both the original and a copy of the zoosanitary certificate.
  • If you’re traveling with your pet to or from the USA, you don’t need a health certificate for your pet.

Cabin Requirement

The pet carrier that Volaris allows as carry-on baggage must meet certain requirements.

  • Your pet needs to be inside a Volaris-approved carrier that fully encloses them. The size should not exceed 44 cm x 30 cm x 19 cm (17.5 x 12 x 7.5 inches).
  • The pet needs enough space to stand up and move around comfortably in its cage or container.
  • If you have a dog, make sure the cage is strong and follows the rules and requirements mentioned earlier. Cats need a strong cage or kennel.
  • Put the cage under the seat.
  • Your pet must stay in its cage during the entire trip for any reason.
  • If you’re traveling with a cat, you and your pet should sit in a window seat in the back row of the plane.

Pet Travel as Checked Baggage Requirments

If you want to check your pet as luggage during travel, you must use an approved cabin or kennel that meets certain requirements.

  • The total weight of the pet and its cage should be no more than 45 kg.
  • The cage should be strong and have a solid structure.
  • The animal’s enclosure should not let any water in, have good airflow on all four sides, and not have anything that could harm the animal.
  • The seal should prevent leaks and it should be resistant to scratches.
  • You need handles to lift it.
  • If the cage is bigger than 158 linear cm, you will need to pay an extra fee on top of the Volaris pet travel fee.
  • The animal should be able to turn easily around its own axis.
  • A thing that gets rid of smells must be in the cage. It must have the passenger’s contact information on it so that the pet can be found. It can be filled with clean stones or something that soaks up liquid.
  • Containers must not leak, and the cage must have something that can soak up the liquid.
  • Passengers also ask for volaris airline baggage policy.

Pet Travel Fee and Cost for Volaris

According to Volaris Airlines’ policy, the cost of bringing a pet on a domestic or foreign flight is different. The Volaris pet fee for trips within Mexico is shown below.

For Domestic Travel:

Pet travel Online Booking [in USD] At the airport [in USD]
Pet on board 60 USD 75 USD
Pet as checked baggage 100 USD 135 USD

For International Travel:

Pet travel Online Booking [in USD] At the airport [in USD]
Pet on board 100 USD 125 USD
Pet as checked baggage 200 USD 225 USD

Service animals don’t have to pay the Volaris pet fee as long as they meet the specific conditions of service and are taken care of by the traveler.


Can I Bring My Pet on Board a Volaris Flight?

Volaris lets people bring their pets on the plane, but they have to follow some rules and requirements.

What Are the Weight Restrictions for Pets Traveling in the Passenger Cabin?

To bring your pet in the passenger cabin, the weight of your pet and its container should not exceed 10 kg (22 lbs) altogether.

Can I Bring My Emotional Support Animal (ESA) on Board?

Volaris lets emotional support animals travel for free on specific routes, as per their pet travel policy. But you have to fulfill certain requirements and provide the necessary documents.

What Documents Are Required for Pet Travel With Volaris?

Please bring two copies of your pet’s vaccination card, which should include a rabies vaccine that was given at least 30 days before your departure. You might need to have a health certificate and a zoosanitary certificate with you when you travel to certain places.

Is It Possible to Make Name Modifications With Volaris?

Passengers are allowed to request a name change according to the airline’s policy for correcting names read volaris airline name change policy.

What Are the Fees for Traveling With a Pet on Volaris?

The price of taking a pet on a Volaris flight, whether within the country or abroad, is not fixed and can differ. If you’re traveling within Mexico with your pet, you’ll need to pay a fee. The fee depends on whether your pet will be in the cabin with you or in the cargo hold. If you book online, the fee will be $60 to $100 USD. If you pay at the airport, the fee will be higher, between $75 and $135 USD. It costs more to travel with pets internationally.

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