Traveling during COVID-19
(a set of resources to help travelers and managers alike)
Everything you need to know to travel safely in the age of COVID-19
COVID-19 Travel Updates
How can Roger help you?
What can you do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 while traveling?
Here are some ways to protect yourself and others during your trip:
👏 Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
👐 Use hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol to disinfect surfaces around you
🙅 Don't touch your face, especially your eyes 👀, nose👃, or mouth👄
🚯 Avoid close contact with others
What safety measures are airlines taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while traveling?
Which airline are you thinking of traveling with?
Here is a link to each airline`s COVID - 19 page. Check out their protective measures and requirements for you to travel with them.
Message Roger if you would like to see the COVID-19 page of an airline not listed above.
What safety measures are hotels taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19 during your stay?
What safety measures is TSA taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19?
🛃Passenger Volumes - TSA is consolidating its screening operations to adjust for reduced flight and passenger volumes. Impacted security checkpoints may close as a result, so passengers may be redirected to other security screening checkpoints at the airport.
👬Social Distancing - TSA has implemented procedures to increase social distancing. Adjustments include metering passengers to increase distance between individuals as they enter the security checkpoint queue.
✅Medical Exemption for Hand Sanitiser - TSA is allowing one liquid hand sanitiser container, up to 12 ounces per passenger, they will need to be screened separately.
Visit the TSA Official COVID-19 site for more information.
What is the risk of getting COVID-19 on an airplane or train?
Airlines are taking great precautions and following the most strict cleaning procedures to avoid the spread via surfaces. The CDC has also equipped cabin crew members with a clear guide for what to do infection control on air crafts. Although sitting in a confined space for long periods could seam like its an easy way to spread COVID-19, modern aircraft are designed with hospital like ventilators. You should still avoid close range transmission, by keeping your distance when speaking to other passengers and wearing face masks onboard.
Trains are also taking precautions and enhance their cleaning process. You should be aware that only asymptomatic people will be allowed to board, no blanket or linens will be provided for passengers and face masks will be mandatory onboard. Roger will try to get an electronic boarding pass for you to avoid extra steps when boarding.
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the United States, Department of Home land Security (DMS) has restricted arrivals in the USA. Foreign nationals who have been in any of the following countries during the past 14 days may not enter the United States: China, Iran, European Schengen area (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City), United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland), Republic of Ireland, Brazil.
American citizens, legal permanent residents, and their immediate families will be allowed to enter the United States through one of 15 airports.
The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a Council Recommendation on 25 June to lift travel restriction for countries agreed by Member States.
The European Commission has presented guidelines to help Member States gradually lift travel restrictions and allow tourism businesses to reopen, while respecting necessary health precautions. Member States should start lifting the travel restrictions at the external borders for residents of the following third countries: Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Uruguay, China.
Here is an interactive tool you can use to see how the EU is slowly opening up their borders.
🇺🇸Traveling within the USA
Traveling within the United States is currently not restricted. However, Some state and local governments may require people who have recently traveled to stay home for 14 days. Follow state and local travel restrictions for up-to date information about traveling within the USA.
🇪🇺Traveling within the EU
The European Commission has created measures aimed at ensuring travelers safety while traveling across the continent again. Check out general, Air and road travel guidelines HERE.
COVID-19 Travel Updates
October 28, 2020: TSA Shares Five Tips for Travelers Flying on Halloween | TSA.gov
October 23, 2020: COVID-19’s Impact on the Human & Social Services Sector | FEMA.gov
October 26, 2020: Weekly Update: DHS Response to COVID-19
October 19, 2020: (Updated): Fact Sheet: DHS Measures on the Border to Limit the Further Spread of Coronavirus |
October 19, 2020: TSA Screens over 1M Passengers on a Single Day for the First Time Since March | TSA.gov
October 13, 2020: TSA Federal Security Directors from Eight States Share One Dozen Tips for Flying During the Coronavirus Pandemic | TSA.gov
October 7, 2020: Weekly Update: DHS Response to COVID-19
October 6, 2020: Memorandum From Centers For Disease Control And Prevention Director Robert R. Redfield, MD | Whitehouse.gov
October 6, 2020: Update on the Health and Safety Precautions Taken within the Executive Residence | Whitehouse.gov
October 2, 2020: Weekly Update: DHS Response to COVID-19
September 26, 2020: Weekly Update: DHS Response to COVID-19
September 21, 2020: Readout from the Vice President’s Governors Briefing on COVID-19 Response & Best Practices | Whitehouse.gov
September 18, 2020: Weekly Update: DHS Response to COVID-19
September 16, 2020: Administrator Pekoske Visits TSA’s Technology Testing Facility for Virtual Twn Hall with Employees | TSA.gov
September 10, 2020: Weekly Update: DHS Response to COVID-19
September 8, 2020: TSA Screens More than 3M Passengers over Labor Day Weekend and Nearly 969K on a Single Day | TSA.gov
September 3, 2020: TSA Reassures Airline Passengers Ahead of Labor Day Holiday Travel | TSA.gov
September 1, 2020: Coronavirus Pandemic Response: FEMA Releases New Policy for Declarations | FEMA.gov
September 1, 2020: TSA Continues Piloting “Self-Service” Checkpoint Technology | TSA.gov
August 31, 2020: Readout from the Vice President’s Governors Briefing on COVID-19 Response & Best Practices | Whitehouse.gov
August 27, 2020: Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding the Administration’s Purchase of 150 Million Rapid COVID-19 Tests | Whitehouse.gov
August 26, 2020: Weekly Update: DHS Response to COVID-19
August 22, 2020: Fact Sheet: Evacuation & Sheltering Assistance Under an Emergency Declaration in a COVID-19 Environment | FEMA.gov
August 18, 2020: Weekly Update: DHS Response to COVID-19
August 18, 2021: Readout from the Vice President’s Governors Briefing on COVID-19 Response & Best Practices | Whitehouse.gov
August 18, 2020: DHS S&T Seeks COVID-19 Temperature Screening Tech for Market Survey
August 14, 2020: (Updated): Fact Sheet: DHS Measures on the Border to Limit the Further Spread of Coronavirus |
August 12, 2020: Malicious Cyber Actor Spoofing COVID-19 Loan Relief Webpage via Phishing Emails | CISA.gov
August 11, 2020: Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump Is Using Every Available Resource to Deliver a Safe and Effective Vaccine to the American People | Whitehouse.gov
August 10, 2020: Weekly Update: DHS Response to COVID-19
August 10, 2020 COVID-19 Videos: Quick Tips to Keep in Mind | USCG.mil
August 5, 2020: TSA Awards $2.48M Acrylic Barrier Contract in Effort to Contain COVID-19 | TSA.gov
August 5, 2020: Statement from TSA Assistant Administrator for Strategic Communication and Public Affairs Andrew Post Regarding The Washington Post’s article on the Agency’s Response to COVID-19 | TSA.gov
August 4, 2020: Weekly Update: DHS Response to COVID-19
August 3, 2020: CBP Enhances Accountability in E-Commerce through Ruling on Duty Exemptions for Low Value Shipments | CBP.gov
June 25th, 2020 - N.Y. Will Impose Quarantine on Visitors From States With Big Outbreaks
June 17th, 2020 - Coronavirus: Criteria for COVID-19 testing in the air travel process
June 17th, 2020 - Coronavirus: New travel bans in Beijing as COVID-19 infections spread
June 14th, 2020 - EasyJet resumes flying with COVID-19 measures in place
June 14th, 2020 - Many European Countries Begin Reopening Borders to Each Other
June 12th, 2020 - Travel: Americans Unlikely To Be Welcome To Europe In July, Here’s Why
June 4th, 2020- Alitalia's Latest Relaunch Plan May Not Fly with E.U. Regulators
June 3rd, 2020 - Lufthansa Will Resume Flying to More Cities But With Fewer Flights
How can Roger help you?
When to contact Roger for help?
You have travel plans booked and would like to know what to expect while traveling
You might be thinking on traveling internationally and would like to know what airports are available
You are nervous about traveling and would like to know the safety precautions that are being implemented
You might not have any travel plans yet, but are curious of border restrictions in certain destinations
You are a Travel Manager and you have questions about how to manage business travel for your employees during COVID-19
Roger will do the research and equip you with the most recent information