Your pet can also travel with GOL.


Pets may be transported in the passenger cabin or in the aircraft's baggage compartment. Check the general rules and recommendations for having a safe and worry-free flight.

To travel with your pet, you must first contact GOL at 0300 101 2001 (hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 6 AM to 8 PM). You must not skip this step because this is how a reservation is made for your pet to travel with you. The service must be requested in advance and the number of pets per flight is limited, depending on the type of service used to transport the animals.

Should your pet exceed the weight or size limits for pets allowed in the passenger cabin, don’t worry; it will fly in the hold, where it will be treated with the utmost care by our employees before being reunited with you at your destination. There are restrictions for specific breeds and species; please check them in advance.

The Pet in the Cabin service is not available on codeshare and interline flights (flights with GOL partner airlines).


Animals that may travel in the passenger cabin

  • Dogs and cats are allowed on all GOL domestic and international flights as long as the combined weight of the pet and its carrier does not exceed 10 kg (22 lbs).
  • Guide dogs and hearing dogs accompanying passengers with disabilities.
  • Before boarding the aircraft, please read and fill out the Animal Transportation Request Form, which is available at the customer service counter at the airport. The document must be submitted for both domestic and international flights.

Click here to read all the rules.

10 a 30kg

Must travel in the cargo hold

  • Cats and dogs weighing more than 10 kg (22 lbs) must travel in the cargo hold.

The dimensions of the pet carrier must not exceed:

height: 82 cm (34 in)
width: 114 cm (45 in)
length: 142 cm (56 in)

Price for purchases made abroad:







*Converted to the local currency of the place of purchase.

  • Should the combined weight of the animal and the carrier exceed 30 kg (66 lbs) or if the animal is a species other than a dog or a cat, you must contact Gollog, GOL’s cargo shipping service, about available transportation options. For more information, click here.

Required documentation

Domestic flights

  • Proof of rabies vaccine, including the name of the production laboratory, the type of vaccine and the number of the ampoule used. The vaccine must have been applied over 30 days and less than one year before the boarding date.**
  • The animal’s health certificate must be valid for at least 10 days from the date of issuance.
Documents required for domestic flights Description Valid until
Health certificate Must state that the animal is in good health. Valid for 10 (ten) days after its date of issue.
Vaccination records The animal's vaccination history, including proof of vaccination against rabies with the name of the manufacturing laboratory, the type of vaccine, and the number of the ampoule used. Vaccines must have been given more than 30 (thirty) days and less than 1 (one) year before the boarding date.

Please note:

Flights to Fernando de Noronha - Passengers must request prior authorization from the Fernando de Noronha Archipelago Administration by calling +55 81 3619-0810 – DISTRICT DECREE No. 019/2004 issued by the Fernando de Noronha Department of Environment and Tourism.

Flights departing from Carajás - Passengers must request authorization from the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio) at the ICMBio Office in Parauapebas at Rua J, 202 Bairro União. Parauapebas, Pará, CEP 68515-000, and submit the following original documents: official photo ID of the ticketholder, the animal's health certificate issued by a veterinarian and the animal's vaccination records.

International flights

  • Up-to-date vaccination card signed by a veterinarian, listing a rabies vaccine and including the label of the vaccine with information about the production laboratory, the type of vaccine used and the number of the ampoule used**.
  • The rabies vaccine is required for animals over 90 days old. The vaccine must have been given more than 30 days and less than one year before the boarding date.
  • International Zoosanitary Certificate (CZI), issued free of charge by offices of the International Agricultural Surveillance System of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply at international airports.
  • Health certificate issued by a veterinarian, including the animal’s breed, name, origin, pedigree (if any), general health condition and the owner’s full name.
Documents required for international flights Description Valid until
Health certificate The veterinary health certificate must state that the animal is in good health. Must be issued within 10 days before the International Veterinary Certificate.
Vaccination records Vaccination records, including a record of the rabies vaccine. The rabies vaccine is mandatory for animals that are 3 (three) months old or older. Vaccines must have been given more than 30 (thirty) days and less than 1 (one) year before the boarding date.
International Veterinary Certificate (CVI) Certificate issued for international flights. Valid for 60 calendar days from the date of issue, only for Mercosur member countries*
International Zoosanitary Certificate (CZI) Certificate issued for international flights. Valid for 60 (sixty) days, counting from the date it’s issued.

* For other locations, see each destination country's requirements.

Please note: Some countries impose different specific requirements before allowing pets to enter their territory. Please click here for more information about each country.


General recommendations

See below some recommendations for traveling with animals and pet carriers. Do not forget to check the specific rules for the type of service that will be used to transport your animal and the required documentation.

Pet carriers for live animals:

  • For your animal’s well-being, the carrier’s internal dimensions must be adequate for the size of the animal and allow the animal to position itself comfortably without harming itself;
  • The animal’s health certificate must be valid for at least 10 days from the date of issuance.
  • If the carrier is a rigid carrier, it must be made of fiberglass or stiff plastic and must prevent the animal from escaping. Kennels made of wood, straw or any other materials will not be accepted for transporting animals;
  • The carrier must have small lateral openings for air to circulate;
  • The carrier must have locking mechanisms that prevent the carrier from accidentally being opened from the inside or the outside;
  • The floor of the carrier must be lined with a material that contains or absorbs the animal’s urine and feces, in order to avoid leakage during transportation;
  • The carrier must be labeled with the pet owner’s name, address, phone number and locator code.
  • The carrier must be completely clean, disinfected and sterilized when GOL receives it, in order to prevent the animal or third parties from contracting any illness.
  • We recommend that the animal not be sedated. Additionally, the animal should be clean, healthy and free of any unpleasant odor.

If any of these conditions are not met, GOL may decline to transport the animal.

* GOL does not transport short-nosed cats or dogs in the cargo hold due to characteristics of these animals’ respiratory systems. Please check with your veterinarian whether your pet fits into this category to ensure its comfort and safety during transport.
Here are some breeds that are not permitted:

  • Dogs: American Bulldog, American Bully, Boston Terrier, Boxer, Brussels Griffon, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Chinese Pug, Chow Chow, Dogue de Bordeaux, Dutch Pug, English Bulldog, French Bulldog, Lhasa Apso, Pekingese, Pug, Shih Tzu,etc.
  • Cats: Burmese, Exotic, Himalayan, Persian, etc.
  • If you have any questions about breeds that are permitted on the aircraft, please contact GOL.

** We do not accept proofs of vaccination from mass vaccination campaigns because this type of certificate does not include the contents of the vaccine nor a veterinarian’s stamp and signature.

Please note: All documents pertaining to the animal(s) must be the original.

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