The government publishes updated guidelines for animals in planes.
The Ministry of Transport publishes new guidelines on “its interpretation and compliance with existing rules on service animals”.
The Department of Transport has announced how it will enforce the rules governing animals in aircraft.
On Thursday, the Ministry of Transport issued a final declaration of conformity regarding standards for service animals, to provide “greater clarity for passengers, airlines and other interested parties” about existing standards. In its statement, the ministry says airlines can no longer ban certain breeds of cats or dogs, but they can still decide on a case-by-case basis whether an animal can travel safely.
He added that airlines may still require advance notice if passengers plan to bring an emotional support animal, but can not do so with passengers accompanied by a service animal, such as service dogs. ‘blinded.
The transport department plans to release its directives next week and airlines will have 30 days to comply.
Last year, Delta Air Lines announced that it would no longer accept “pit bulls” as service animals or assistance because of “recent incidents in which several employees were bitten.” Delta spokesman said airline is reviewing Ministry of Transportation amendments