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We had a question on our Good Morning Portugal! show yesterday asking how friendly Portuguese public transport/transit is towards pet owners, notably dogs and cats.

Does anyone have any persona experience to share?

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Whilst you asked about personal experience - which I don't have - I can share a useful article about the legal and regulatory situation. As with so much in Portugal, the law is pretty clear; but some local interpretation is to be expected.

https://www.amt-autoridade.pt/consumidor/informa%C3%A7%C3%A3o-ao-consumidor/viajar-nos-transportes-p%C3%BAblicos-com-animais-de-companhia/

It's in PT, but is an official source, and has the benefit of containing links to the relevant legislation.

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@thomasribatejo muito obrigado

 

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Hey, Carl.

 

Konni and I looked into this because we're bringing our cats with us when we arrive in June.

On the trains, at least, you can have small animals as long as they are in some kind of carrier. So, I can say for sure that cats in carriers is fine on CP.

We're going to be taking them with us on the Porto Metro too when we arrive in the airport and take the Metro to our place in VNG.

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@hank_2021 bom dia amigo, great to see you on the show this morning (-:

 

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@carlm Hey Carl. We're missing the heck out of you guys and looking forward to being back with our tribe soon. Hope you and Louise and all the family are doing great. Looking forward to buying that beer for you in person soon!

You too, Gerry!

Happy to be apart of the best community on the internet and in Portugal.

Tchau!

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@hank_2021 Indeed - and slightly differently to the article (which mentions one animal), it's one pet container (max 100x60x30cm) per passenger.  Essentially the same applies to the Porto Metro, where their regs emphasise more firmly the need to put the containers in the baggage racks, never on seats.

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They're allowed on the Metro as long as they're in a carrier or muzzled (for larger dogs) - we've taken our dog in a carrier on planes, trains, the Metro in Porto, and automobiles (Ubers). Only had one instance of an Uber driver refusing to take us, but the real issue seemed to be that his trunk/boot was small and taken up with a car seat, and our suitcase was probably too big to fit.

So, definitely dog friendly! Will update after we take him in a bus, (but I think they follow the same rules) though it won't be anytime soon - the streets are very narrow and winding here.

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