While the Covid-19 pandemic is still ongoing, situations are improving in some places across the world. This means that more travelling might soon be on the menu for those interested in exploring. But while travel might be a possibility again soon, it likely won’t be normal.
This is especially true if you decide to travel with your pet. But what will it be like travelling with a pet in a post-Covid world? How will things be different and how can you ensure you stay safe? Well, that is exactly what this blog post is going to take a closer look at.
Educate Yourself on How Covid-19 Impacts Your Pet
If you are going to travel with your pet soon after Covid-19, or even while it is still around, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with how it can impact your pet. While many animals commonly had as pets (such as cats and dogs) can get Covid-19, their risk of transmitting the virus to humans is low.
However, there is always the chance of the virus landing on your pet and being brought into where you are staying. As a result, it is a good idea to keep your dog away from other people and pets if at all possible. So when travelling, be sure to have a carrier that Furry Friends Gear suggests to keep your pet safe and isolated when need be.
While the risks are low of your pet infecting you or others, it is important to do all you can to keep you and your furry friend safe and sound.
Keep Your Plans Loose and Flexible
When many people travel, they will do so with a very strict and precise itinerary. Unfortunately, that might not be viable when traveling with a pet currently. Things are constantly changing, and people are just trying to go with the flow to keep everyone safe. This means a variety of things can change without notice. Businesses can close, restaurants can change hours and stores can reduce capacity.
For example, your favorite outdoor restaurant might say they are open to pets, but then once you arrive, you may find out that their rules have changed due to an outbreak or new restrictions. These things can change in an instant during these times. If you don’t leave yourself any wiggle room in your plans, you might find yourself very disappointed.
Know the Rules Where You Are Going
While travel might be open soon, there will certainly be some restrictions in place for the foreseeable future, even after Covid-19 is largely under control. Places might have capacity limits, distancing rules may still be in effect and many places may continue to disallow pets or have restrictions.
The last thing you want to do is to take your dog with you somewhere that has tight restrictions when it comes to pets. This could make it hard to find a hotel, go shopping or do a variety of other things. Do your research and make sure you are up to date with all of the rules of the city, town or even building you are going.
For example, just because a hotel accepted pets 2 years ago, doesn’t mean they will now. Of course, things can change on a dime during a pandemic, but being knowledgeable on the rules of your destination is crucial.
In conclusion, we hope that this article has been able to help you ensure you can safely and successfully travel with your pet in a post COVID-19 world.