Traveling Safely During A Pandemic
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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.
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:
Please make sure all your personal information is up to date with Human Resources and an emergency contact is notated when required.
Carefully review the items below to understand the latest airport security requirements and recommendations.
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.
U.S. citizens may need a visa to enter a foreign country. Before traveling to another country, contact its embassy or consulate as far in advance as possible to find out:
Whether you must apply for a visa to visit the country, and when.
If the country has any other requirements you must meet before you can enter.
Find additional information in the U.S. Department of State's information document for the country.
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.
This webpage is intended to be informative and in no way guarantees travelers health/safety. For specific information surrounding COVID-19 traveler safety we encourage you to reach out to your risk management provider, and/or HR department. This page is a compilation of information from third-party sources and World Travel, Inc. cannot guarantee accuracy, as all information is subject to change. Any questions about travel should be directed to your company travel manager or human resources department.