If you are transporting animals or plants, it is necessary to pass phytocontrol and veterinary control before checking. Phytocontrol and animal quarantine posts are located in the right wing of Terminal A, at the baggage claim area for domestic airlines.

Transportation cost: The weight of accompanied animals and birds, including the weight of containers (cage) and food is not included in the free baggage allowance. Animal is weighed together with the container, the cost of transportation depends on the total weight, transportation of animals shall be paid at the cashier’s desk for excess baggage in the registration hall.

Guide dogs are transported free of charge without cages in excess of the free baggage allowance provided that such dog has a collar and a muzzle and is on a leash with the owner.

Regulations for transportation:

The passenger must report about transportation of an animal on board aircraft when purchasing the ticket. The passenger is allowed to carry no more than two animals at the same time. Please ask all questions for permission to import a certain specie and breed of the animal at a consulate of the destination country. The passenger must have a certificate issued by a competent government agency and other documents required by veterinary authorities of the country, from or through which territory the carriage is made.

The number of relevant baggage places for transportation of animals is different in each aircraft, so please verify immediately the conditions of transportation: guarantees of the carrier and transportation norms. Consider the behavior features of your pet. It is permitted to transport animals weighing less than 5 kg in the passenger cabin in a container.

Acceptance for carriage of animals is carried out under the condition that the passenger assumes full responsibility for them. The carrier is not liable for injury, loss, delay in delivery, disease or death of such animals, as well as in the event of a failure of their import or transport through any country or territory.

In the case of transportation of animals we recommend you to secure the following set of documents:

• veterinary certificate;

• health certificate:

a) a veterinary certificate Form No. 1 for domestic flights can be issued by any state veterinary clinic;

b) if the animal is exported abroad, then in return of a veterinary certificate Form No. 1 the veterinary control service shall issue a veterinary certificate Form 5a in Russian and English languages;
c) if the animal is imported to Russia from abroad, it must have a veterinary certificate of the exporting country, in return for which the airport veterinary control service shall provide a veterinary certificate Form No. 6.1 in the Russian language.

The certificate shall contain information about vaccinations by age. The last vaccination must be made not earlier than one year and not later than two months prior to departure.

• A certificate from the club (Russian Kennel Clubs Union or Russian Kynological Federation) of the fact that the dog does not present breeding value. Certificates from other clubs can raise questions at the customs.

The veterinary control service is located in the right wing of the airport terminal building at the domestic lines arrival area.

Veterinary control service contact phones: (42337) 35-331, (924) 731-22-89.

Work mode: around the clock, seven days a week.

Quarantine phytosanitary requirements:

In the case of plants and plant products transportation, we recommend you to consult with the phytosanitary control service, where you will be informed about the rules of their transportation.

Phytosanitary control room is located on the 2nd floor in the left wing of the airport terminal building.

Phytosanitary control service contact phone: (42337) 4-12-06, round the clock, 7 days a week.

The following cargoes and materials shall be subject to phytosanitary inspection and quarantine examination at the border crossing check points:

  • seeds and planting material of agricultural, forest, flower and ornamental crops, plants and their parts (cuttings, scions, bulbs, rhizomes, tubers, roots, potted plants, cut flowers, etc.);
  • fresh vegetables, fruits, berries and mushrooms;
  • food, fodder and technical grain and products of its processing, copra, malt, meal, cake, cotton fiber, flax and other spinning and fiber crops, medicinal plant material, as well as hides and wool;
  • rice, nuts, peanuts, flour, cereals, coffee beans, cocoa beans, dried fruit and vegetables, tobacco and raw spices, tea, raw sugar and spices;
  • cultures of living fungi, bacteria, viruses, nematodes, mites, insects, which are pathogens and vectors of plant diseases and damaging living plants, plant products;
  • collections of insects, plant pathogens, herbaria and seed collections;
  • plant enclosures in postal items, hand luggage and passengers' baggage;
  • containers, timber, some industrial products, packaging materials and products made from plant materials, monoliths and soil samples;
  • forage, hay, feed and bedding when importing animals from quarantine zones.


Import consignments of quarantine plant products to the Russian Federation in the cases stipulated for by the rules and regulations to ensure quarantine of plants is allowed if there is a phytosanitary certificate of the exporting country.


Phytosanitary certificates are not required when importing regulated products of a high phytosanitary risk in the passenger’s baggage, provided that the said products are not planting and seed material or potatoes.

On 16.04.2012, temporary restrictions were introduced on imports of quarantine regulated products from the Republic of Azerbaijan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.


In accordance with the Russian legislation, in order to prevent penetration into or the spread over the territory of the Russian Federation of quarantine objects, regulated products can be removed, destroyed or returned under the requirements of officials of the state supervisory agency in the manner established by the Government of the Russian Federation.

Export of regulated products from the Russian Federation

Exported quarantine plant products from Russia must meet the phytosanitary standards of international agreements on quarantine plants.

Export shall be accompanied with phytosanitary certificates

All quarantine plant products are subject to inspection, under which results a phytosanitary certificate is issued.

Phytosanitary control of exported goods is conducted ​​in the places of initial shipment of these goods and secondly at the airport.

Violation of the import and export procedure for regulated products is punishable with an administrative fine.