Assistance dogs including Guide Dogs (Seeing Eye dogs), hearing dogs, and mobility assistance dogs can be brought on board free of charge.
The icons named Japan Domestic or International indicate differences in service for Japan domestic and international flights. Content not marked with an icon applies to both, Japan domestic and international flights.
Service dogs besides guide dogs, hearing dogs, and mobility assistance dogs can be brought on board if the conditions are met.
A service dog must be trained to perform specific work and provide support for a person with a disability.
|Applicable Routes||Types||Prior Application||Items to Check /Required Documents|
|Flights to/from the U.S.||Alert Dogs
Psychiatric Service Dogs
|Application required no later than 48 hours prior to the departure time of the flight
However, if the necessary documents can be confirmed at the departure airport on the departure date, the application will be accepted
|Flights to/from Canada||Alert Dogs
Psychiatric Service Dogs
|Application required no later than 96 hours prior to the departure time of the flight||
|Flights to/from Mexico||Alert Dogs||Not required||
|Flights to/from Mexico||Psychiatric Service Dogs
Emotional Support Dogs
|Application required no later than 48 hours prior to the departure time of the flight||
For the customer who sends this document by fax, please be aware of the accurate indication of your Email address since we can reply to your proposal by Email only.
Customer Service Center / US
For your comfortable stay and activity in Japan, "Application for Temporary Certification of foreign Assistance Dog Users." can be acquired. For details, Please see the Notice to Assistance Dog Users from Overseas on the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website.
As of July 14, 2021 and in accordance with a notice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. has partially restricted the entry of dogs from countries classified as being high risk for rabies, as well as the entry of dogs that have been in countries with a high risk on rabies in the past 6 months. However, these restrictions will be partially eased for the period between June 10, 2022 and January 31, 2023. For details, please refer to "For Passengers Traveling with Dogs to the United States".
If you board an international flight, your assistance dog may be subject to quarantine depending on the country. In Japan, certain procedure must be completed upon taking your assistance or service dog out of Japan and upon bringing it back.
Please see the Animal Quarantine Service (AQS) page on the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries website for further information.
Guide dogs, hearing dogs, and mobility assistance dogs are permitted on board.
Please contact the ANA Disability Desk for details, as some codeshare partner airlines may accept guide dogs, hearing dogs, mobility assistance dogs and other service dogs on board.
Due to safety reasons, emergency exit row seats are not available for passengers traveling with Assistance or Service Dogs.
Please arrive early at the airport in order to have leave enough time for necessary procedures.
Please inform the staff at the check-in counter that you are traveling with your Assistance or Service Dog if you need any assistance.
Please inform the gate agent in advance at the boarding gate when you are traveling with your Assistance or Service Dog to guide you with priority boarding.
60 minutes prior to the departure time
120 minutes prior to the departure time
If you have requested assistance for disembarkation, please remain seated until our staff comes to your seat to escort you off the aircraft. Our staff will escort you to the arrival lobby or to the person meeting you for pickup. Please feel free to ask. Please request this service upon making your reservation or contact the ANA Disability Desk to request it instead.