Negative test result within 3 days of flight departure or proof of recovery required
Effective January 26th, 2021:
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
All the major US airlines will stop taking bookings for Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) by March 1st.
The United States' largest air carriers will no longer allow passengers to bring an Emotional Support Animal onboard for free. They include:
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):
Alaska Airlines will ban emotional support animals (ESAs) for all bookings made Jan. 11 or later.
In addition, the carrier will prohibit ESAs, even for bookings that have already been made, for all flights beginning March 1.
Alaska is the first US carrier to announce such restrictions following the FAA's change in regulations in December 2020 that now requires airlines to only permit legal service dogs (those specifically trained to perform a task for a person with a physical or mental disability).
Source: Travel Weekly - https://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Airline-News/Alaska-will-ban-emotional-support-animals