According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, a person with a disability has the right to bring their emotional support animal anywhere in public. However, some businesses may request that the animal be removed from the premises if it is causing havoc. Examples are dogs barking in a movie theater or begging for food at a restaurant.
Hotels & Motels
Hotels and motels are as businesses. Accordingly, they are not allowed to charge an extra fee for an emotional support animal. Even if they charge extra for pets to stay on the property. You can take your emotional support cat, dog, or other animal with you to any of these establishments or on public transportation.
Taxi Cab, Bus, or Train
Emotional support animal laws ensure that you are able to travel with your animal in a taxi cab, train, bus or cruise ship. However, on public transportation the animals must ride at their owner’s feet. And they will need to remain manageable at all times.
Keep in mind that this information applies to traveling in the United States. Rules on emotional support animals will vary country to country. If you are planning on traveling out of the country with your ESA, you will need to find out what rules are in place at your destination. Many foreign countries do not recognize the need for service animals or ESAs.