Restrictions and Embargoes

Last updated April 30, 2021



There are no active freight embargoes at this time. 

Operational Updates Related to Coronavirus

Face masks

We request that all customers wear face masks while in our facilities to protect the health and safety of our employees, fellow customers and communities. Face masks are required in most of our facilities.

Other efforts

  • We have implemented enhanced daily cleanliness and sanitation protocols across our facilities.
  • We are operating under social distancing guidelines in our facilities, ensuring that interactions among employees and between employees and customers can happen at a safe distance.
  • All Alaska Air Cargo employees are required to wear face masks while working.
  • We have implemented crowd control measures that limit the capacity of customers based on facility size. We have also installed spacing guidelines throughout our facilities, particularly in the lobbies and waiting areas.

Pet Connect Animal Travel

Temperature Restrictions

May 1 - October 1: The following stations have restrictions or embargos in place for outbound and/or inbound live animal shipments during this period due to hot weather.
Arizona: PHX
California: ONT, SMF
Colorado: DEN
Florida: FLL, MCO, TPA
Georgia: ATL
Louisiana: MSY
Nevada: LAS
North Carolina: RDU
Tennessee: BNA
Washington D.C.: DCA, IAD

Connecting shipments via Seattle will not be permitted if temperatures exceed 85 degrees. For stations not listed above, restrictions may still apply. For more information please contact us

Hawaii Restrictions

November 1 - December 31: Only one booking (can be multiple kennels) is accepted per aircraft to Hawaii
November 23 - January 4: Only one booking (can be multiple kennels) is accepted per aircraft from Hawaii
January 1 - March 31: Only one kennel is accepted per aircraft between Hawaii and Seattle, Portland or Anchorage. Standard pet allowence between California and Hawaii. 
April 1 - October 31: Standard pet allowence applies on all flights to or from Hawaii. 

State of Alaska

Club 49 shipments continue to be embargoed and are not available to, from or within Alaska.​

Station Specific

Certain locations have various seasonal and station-specific restrictions.