While it is a great time travelling with your friends and family, there are few better travel companions than your dog. Unfortunately, due to the recent Covid-19 pandemic that has spread throughout the world, most travels ceased for multiple months.
But as restrictions are loosening and lockdowns are ending, a return to travel seems like it is on the horizon. But what will travelling with your dog look like in a post-Covid-19 world? What sorts of things will you need to consider and think about? Well, that is exactly what this article is going to take a closer look at.
Plan Ahead and Do Research
While planning is always an important part of travelling with pets, this is especially true post-Covid. Everywhere has had to come up with new rules for operating, and it is important to be aware of them. You need to read up on all of the places you want to go and things you want to see, and make sure they are accepting of pets like dogs.
Some airlines may not even allow pets onboard, so you need to do all of your homework ahead of time. Leaving it all until the last minute is generally a bad idea. If you simply play it by chance and don’t do your research, you might not end up being able to take your dog anywhere, and it could end up being a lackluster trip.
Be sure you have all the pet-related items you need, as wee. You will need to take the dog to the vet, make sure it has all of its shots, and is deemed healthy. Ensure you have food, their toys, some water, a harness and more. Of course, always be sure to travel with a pet carrier for your dog, as it can make things much easier. Be sure to check out this Furry Friends Gear blog post to learn more and find the best carrier for your needs.
Be Aware of the Transmission Risks
Of course, Covid-19 won’t simply go away once travel opens, so you need to worry about the transmission risks of travelling with your pet. While there is no significant evidence that animals play a large role in spreading the virus, there are still a few things to keep in mind.
First of all, while dogs can technically get coronavirus, there have been no cases of them directly giving it to people. However, the virus could potentially land on the fur of your dog and be transferred that way. As a result, keeping your dogs away from others before, during and after your trip is generally a good idea.
While planning is great, the world is still in uncertain times, and you never know what might happen. Because of this fact, it is important that you remain flexible during your travels. Some places that might have been pet-friendly in the past, might not be now. Some places might be closed, some might have changed their hours or switched up how they do things in another way.
If you expect your trip to go perfect, you are almost surely going to be disappointed. Always have a plan B and C in case things don’t work out. While this can be very annoying, especially when travelling with your pet, but you need to do your best to roll with the punches.
While travelling will soon become more common again, it is important to remember these tips and considerations when travelling with your dog post-Covid-19. Planning ahead, being aware of the risk and maintaining flexibility can all help your travels be a success.
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