Information for Tourism Businesses

Marijuana and Alaska Tourism

The Rules of Recreational Marijuana Flyer


 

 

Service Animal / Emotional Support Animals 

Emotional support, comfort, or therapy animals are not considered service animals under Title II and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). At the same time, the Air Carriers Access Act defines a service animal as any animal that is individually trained or able to provide assistance to a person with a disability or any animal that assists persons with disabilities by providing emotional support. While the U.S. Department of Transportation is currently considering amendments to the ACAA (2018), you can learn more about setting business guidelines* for these animals and their owners here:

Americans with Disabilities Act

Air Carrier Access Act

ADA Requirements: Service Animals - U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, 2010

Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA - U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, 2015 

Service Animals, Including Emotional Support Animals - U.S. Department of Transportation, 2018 

Air Travel with Service Animals Flyer - U.S. Department of Transportation, no date

* The information above is for reference only and does not constitute legal advice.