When the only way to move your pet is on a private jet

With Hong Kong still largely isolated from the rest of the world because of strict COVID-19 policies, some people leaving the Chinese territory are taking extreme measures to relocate their animals.

Generic dog photo (Pixabay)

Getting a plane out of Hong Kong, where strict COVID-19 policies have slashed flights and sent ticket prices soaring, is hard enough for humans. It was even harder for Elvis, an 11-year-old Shar Pei whose owners recently relocated to Singapore.

So Elvis got a plane of his own.

Erika Freiman, an Australian who works in human resources, said she and her husband, Ilan, had laughed when they first read about pets taking private jets as their owners moved away from Hong Kong, a Chinese territory and international financial center.

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