Staying Together While Working Apart
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This webpage offers a curated list of resources on travel provider guidelines, public health and safety advisories, and everything you need to manage the current COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, World Travel, Inc. remains committed to your health and safety. We are closely monitoring developments to support you throughout your journey and encourage you to check this webpage frequently for the most updated information.
As travel resumes, please review the items below to ensure you are prepared and understand the steps you should take to remain safe and healthy throughout your trip. The first, and most important step, is to make sure all travel has been booked through your authorized travel management company (TMC), World Travel, Inc.
In addition to your standard luggage items you will want to pack a face mask, hand sanitizer, cleaning wipes, and a thermometer.
Please make sure all your personal information is up to date with Human Resources and an emergency contact is notated when required.
We recommend researching what will be required in the office/location you are traveling to. Policies will differ by location so be sure to inquire on:
Carefully review the items below to understand the latest airport security requirements and recommendations that will help ensure your health and safety:
If your U.S. driver's license or state-issued ID expired on or after March 1, 2020, and you have been unable to renew, you may still use it as acceptable identification at checkpoints. TSA will currently accept expired drivers licenses or state-issued ID a year after expiration.
Printed or digital boarding passes are allowed, but the boarding pass or device will be scanned by the traveler. It will no longer be handed to the TSA agent.
In addition to the list above, travelers should also be prepared for a few other changes when going through security lines.
As countries begin to reopen their borders it is essential to monitor the status and travel requirements up to the day of your trip. Polices change frequently so we encourage you to continue checking the resources below to ensure you are prepared for your next international trip.
Hover over for an interactive map from Riskline that outlines COVID-19 international risk ratings as well as destination specific COVID information.
Utilize SITATA to research travel restrictions and COVID-19 information.
Understanding airline policies will help you prepare for your flight. Requirements vary by airline and are constantly changing, so before you head to the airport we encourage you to check with your airline for the latest information. We have included summaries of the 'big three' airlines below and have also included a comprehensive list of policies in the "Airline COVID-19 Policies" tile.
American Airlines is resuming many domestic flights, and some flights to Ecuador, Netherlands, France, Germany and the UK. More details can be found by clicking here.
For more information: https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/coronavirus-updates.jsp
Delta has resumed some domestic flights and is resuming flights to the Caribbean, Latin America, and a few transatlantic destination in July. Most recent information is available on the airline’s website: https://www.delta.com/mea/en
For more information: https://www.delta.com/us/en/travel-update-center/overview
United Airlines has resumed many domestic flights, and some international destinations including some destinations in Latin America and Europe, as well as flights to Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore and Seoul. More details can be found here: https://hub.united.com/united-summer-2020-schedule-update-2646143797.html
For more information:
While traveling, it will be important to know which ground transportation options are available to you, and what procedures may have changed since you last traveled. Additionally, hotels have implemented many new policies to ensure rooms are clean and visitors remain safe throughout their stay.
Amtrak has amplified the cleaning of their trains, to include fogging, a sanitization method that disinfects surface areas and is highly effective and safe. Following the fogging process, highly touched surfaces including tray tables, seats and restrooms are thoroughly sanitized as well as seating areas and Quik-Trak kiosks.