Coronavirus Advice & Information
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TravelPaws recommends you speak with all Animal Quarantine Authorities for your trip regarding any remaining travel implications due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
For example, here is the CDC Covid-19 information for travelers.
Should you require exemptions, please speak directly with the
Animal Quarantine Authority in advance.
The following are quotes and links to various Animal Quarantine Authorities regarding keeping you and your Assistance Dog safe from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Visit the links provided for more detailed advice.
United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
If you have a service or therapy animal, follow your local guidance for acceptable business and social practices. Consider local levels of COVID-19 transmission when evaluating the risk to yourself, your animal, and the people you might come into contact with.
Last Reviewed: June 2020
CDC.gov > Coronavirus > Animals > Handlers of Service and Therapy Animals
"The risk of animals spreading SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, to people is low. The virus can spread from people to animals during close contact."
Last reviewed: April 2023
Australian Department of Agriculture
Take precautionary measures to look after yourself and your animals. Follow good hygiene and biosecurity practices. These practices assist with COVID-19 and beyond. Make sure to follow the directions given by human and animal health authorities in your state or territory.
Last Reviewed: August 2022
Agriculture.gov.au > Coronavirus > Animals
Nina Smith is the Founder & Director of TravelPaws and Handler of Guide Dog, Nixon.