General Guidelines for Travel

  • To be accepted on a Ryanair flight a guide/assistance dog must be trained to perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability (physical, sensory or psychiatric) and must be certified by an organization that is a full member of Assistance Dogs International (ADI), Assistance Dogs UK or International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF), the accrediting bodies for assistance dog organizations worldwide;
  • Emotional support or therapy dogs that are not recognized as assistance dogs by the above organizations are not permitted to travel with Ryanair; 
  • The guide/assistance dog shall wear a standard identifying jacket or harness throughout the journey;
  • Guide/assistance dogs travel in the aircraft cabin and must sit on the floor at the passenger's feet.  A maximum of four guide/assistance dogs are permitted per flight. The dog along with containers and food are carried free of charge;
  • Any passenger wishing to travel with their guide/assistance dog on board should pre-advise us preferably on the same day as booking. This can be done online or via the Ryanair Special Assistance team (link to Special Assistance contact us),
  • A suitable harness, (which must be provided by the owner) must be attached to the owners seat belt or to the seat belt buckle and must be utilized to provide the dog with an effective level of restraint during take-off, landing and turbulence. There may be other devices available with alternative attachment points that would also provide adequate restraint.  Any arrangement that adequately secures the assistance dog is acceptable.

Please note: failure to pre-advise us may result in the service being unavailable on arrival at the airport and you being unable to travel on your booked flight.
If you are blind/visually impaired, but do not require any airport assistance, you should still notify us in advance of your flight, preferably on the day of booking.
This is to ensure that the cabin crew can provide an appropriate safety demonstration.

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