Assistance dogs

Passengers travelling with assistance dogs are welcome at Gatwick.

Guide and hearing dogs are the only dogs allowed into the terminal buildings except for those animals travelling on flights.

It is important that you make sure your airline is aware that you are travelling with your assistance dog at least 48 hours before you travel so that you are given help at Gatwick. When you arrive at the airport please go to our special assistance reception desk where staff will be happy to help you. 

Any dogs travelling out of the UK must be fully vaccinated and micro-chipped and need to be registered with the European Pets Travel Scheme (PETS) and importation rules of other countries outside the EU. 

More advice about the Pets Travel Scheme and flying with your assistance dog 
Find our more or register for the PETS scheme

If your pet needs a "doggy rest room" then please speak to a member of our mobility assistance team.