Traveling is an enriching and exciting experience that allows us to discover new places and people.
Traveling is an enriching experience that allows us to discover new places, cultures and people. However, one of the most emotional and exciting moments of any trip is arriving at the airport and being greeted by our relatives. That encounter full of love and joy becomes a magical moment that reminds us of the importance of the connection we share with those around us.
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There is a special group of beings that cannot be overlooked: our beloved pets. Those loyal life companions who look forward to us and give us a unique and moving welcome. When we arrive, we see them running towards us with their tails wagging from one side to the other and their eyes full of happiness, there are not enough words to describe the accumulation of emotions that we experience at that moment.
Dogs are known for their loyalty and unconditional affection, and their reaction to seeing each other after some time apart is simply heartwarming. They jump, spin around and lick our faces, showing their joy in a way that only they know how to do. Their facial expressions and body language reveal to us how much they have missed us and how much they love us.
Each airline and airport may have specific policies and regulations regarding the transport and handling of pets, so it is important to inform yourself and follow the corresponding instructions.
After the health emergency caused by Covid-19 came to an end, the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) in Peru has implemented a new provision that will allow passengers who use the Jorge Chávez international airport to access the area with an escort. shipment.
This measure, which can be applied to all airports in the country, includes an exciting novelty: now pets are also allowed to enter with the families of travelers!
Representatives of Lima Airport Partners (LAP) have shared the conditions and rules that must be followed to enter with four-legged children. For the Andina agency, they specified that they will be able to transit through the public areas of the terminal, which include the international and national arrivals areas, as well as the national and international boarding prior to controls and the food court.
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The main recommendation is that pets are always supervised and kept on a leash at all times. This will help prevent possible incidents and guarantee the tranquility of both the animals and the other passengers. Likewise, the owners are expected to be responsible for cleaning up any eventuality that may occur during their transit through the facilities.
Companion animals and those with a therapeutic function can move without the need for a kennel in certain cases.
Pets, especially dogs, that present behavioral problems or are considered to be at risk, must wear a muzzle and leash, as stipulated in the regulations on dog ownership.
To travel with these pets, it is required that they be transported in a kennel, either soft or hard, depending on the breed and the policies of each airline.
However, there are certain exceptions when it comes to controls. For example, companion animals or those that have a therapeutic function for passengers can move without the need for a kennel.
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In order to facilitate the experience of travelers and make their passage through the Jorge Chávez airport more pleasant with their beloved pets, LAP has implemented specific garbage containers called “Puffican” to dispose of pet waste. Passengers must deposit waste in these designated containers.
Each airline and airport may have their own specific policies and regulations regarding the transport and handling of pets, so it is essential to inform yourself and follow the corresponding instructions before making any trips with our furry companions. Respecting these regulations allows us to enjoy the company of our pets while maintaining a safe and friendly environment for everyone at the airport.