Can I bring a service or emotional support animal in the cabin?

As of February 1, 2021,

  • Copa Airlines will only accept service dogs.
  • Emotional support dogs will only be accepted on routes where they are recognized in the country's regulations: to or from Brazil, Canada, Colombia and Mexico.

Emotional support dogs will be accepted for transportation to all destinations for passengers with tickets purchased before February 1, 2021, with travel dates up to February 28, 2021.


Copa Airlines only allows dogs as service and emotional support animal on board to assist customers. Service or emotional support dogs accompanying individuals with a disability or special needs are permitted in the airplane cabin free of charge. 


To learn more about service and emotional support animals handling on Copa Airlines, visit the service animal section.

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