Are you thinking about bringing your pet on holiday to Gran Canaria?
You’ll find all the useful information you need here and a few tips to bear in mind if you wish to travel to Gran Canaria with your best friend.
Remember that before you travel with your pet, its health passport must be up to date. This means the EU pet passport when travelling within the European Union, or animal health certificate for non-commercial animal travel for dogs, cats and ferrets issued by official vets in the country of origin.
As a general rule, for pets to travel within the EU, including the Canary Islands, they must be identified with a microchip and their rabies jab should be up to date, although some Member States have additional requirements such as anti-parasite treatments.
Nowadays, more and more pet friendly airlines and ferry companies.
However, you should keep in mind that certain airlines have some restrictions regarding weight, so you should always check the specific conditions before booking and buying your ticket.
Below you will find a list of all pet friendly airlines and ferries and their pet policies.
Also remember that the minimum age of your pet to be able to travel must be 15 weeks.
In Gran Canaria, you have more than 30 pet friendly accommodations.
In our section Where to sleep? ou can check all the "Pet Friendly" accommodation currently available in Gran Canaria, as well as exclusive hotels for pets.
In addition, you can contact the accommodation directly through their websites.
To be able to go sightseeing and move comfortably with your pet around the different points of the island, the best option is to rent a car.
Animals are not allowed on public transport (buses) with few exceptions (you can check them here). In the case of taxis, you should check with the driver beforehand.
Keep in mind that some rental companies charge a supplement for upholstery cleaning, so we recommend that you always bring a blanket to cover the seats.
Do not forget the seat belt or the carrier for your pet.
In Gran Canaria you have a large number of services so that you can enjoy a comfortable and safe journey with your pet.
Pet parks, beaches, restaurants, leisure areas, veterinary clinics...
In our section of services for pets, you will find all the information you need to live an unforgettable vacation with your four-legged friend.
When you are in Gran Canaria with your pet, you should note that in some specific areas and avenues you cannot walk with them.
Always check the signs and recommendations and always keep your pet on a leash in public spaces, or with a muzzle if necessary.
If you have any questions, you can go to one of the many veterinary clinics that you will find on the island.
Here are the current conditions from the main airlines and ferry companies regarding travel with pets.
If you are travelling from mainland Spain:
If you are travelling from Europe:
If you are travelling from the United States:
Tui Fly Airways
Tui Fly Belgium
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Tui Fly Airways https://www.tuifly.com/en/service/tiere.html
Tui Fly Belgium https://www.tuifly.be/en/questions
Air Europa https://www.aireuropa.com/en/flights/passengers
Travel Service https://www.smartwings.com/en/non-standard-items/
Enter Air https://www.enterair.pl/en/faq
American Airlines https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/special-assistance/pets.jsp