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

Safety Recommendations

Travel Restrictions

COVID-19 Travel Updates

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Safety Recommendations

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

😷 Wear a cloth face covering in public

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.

  1. American Airlines

  2. Air France

  3. British Airways

  4. Delta

  5. Lufthansa

  6. United Airlines

  7. Spirit

  8. Jet blue

  9. Southwest

  10. Alaska

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?

Where are you staying?

Message Roger to get to know your hotel`s guidelines to ensure your maximum safety. Here are a few examples:

  1. Marriott International

  2. Best Western

  3. Hilton Hotel and Resorts

  4. Hyatt Hotel Corporation

  5. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

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?

✈️ Airplane

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.

🚆 Train

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.

Travel Restrictions

International Travel

🇺🇸USA Borders

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.

🇪🇺EU Borders

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.

Domestic Travel

🇺🇸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

November 2020

August 2020

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