UPDATE JANUARY 26, 2021: Delta releases important information regarding the new order from the CDC including; types of travelers impacted, timeline, test type, the process, connecting flights, and vaccine stats. Read the full details here.
UPDATE JANUARY 13, 2021: Effective January 26, 2021, the CDC expands negative COVID-19 test requirements to all air passengers entering the United States. For full details, read the CDC media release here.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO! View the latest confirmed COVID-19 cases by city and state here. AAA has also developed a travel restrictions map for North America that shows detailed travel restrictions and requirements for each state and province. The map is updated regularly to provide guidance for businesses as employees begin to travel once again. Click here to view this valuable tool.
With shelter-in-place orders expiring and businesses reopening, traveling employees will soon be on the road or in the sky once again. We have developed this one-stop detailed guide to help our clients find the information necessary to make good decisions about business travel. Click on the banner below to access the latest information and status updates from suppliers and other sources.
AAA Corporate Travel is dedicated to assisting our clients and business travelers during this difficult time through re-accommodations and industry travel updates. We continue to monitor the situation and keep in regular contact with our travel partners. Many airlines and hotels, have adjusted their policies in response to the outbreak. Below you will find information on travel safety and industry updates to help business travelers stay informed and make educated decisions about future travel plans.TIPS FOR TRAVELERS:
MORE NEWS FOR TRAVELERS
The Department of State issued a global health advisory on March 11 recommending U.S. citizens reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. Many areas throughout the world are now experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and taking action that may limit traveler mobility, including quarantines and border restrictions. Even countries, jurisdictions, or areas where cases have not been reported may restrict travel without notice.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic, as the total number of global cases surpassed 118,000 in 114 countries, and 4,291 people have lost their lives. WHO notes that describing the situation as a pandemic does not change its overall assessment of the threat posed by this virus.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus. The outbreak first started in Wuhan, China, but cases have been identified in a growing number of other countries, including the U.S
The CDC has set up a website with the latest information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
You can find the latest information about the CDC travel alerts here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
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A live map of the coronavirus cases can be viewed here.
List of Airline Cancellation and Change Fee Waivers
Many airlines have introduced fee-waivers for cancellations and changes due to the coronavirus outbreak. Each airline has different rules and dates. Here is a full list of all the airlines and their policies due to COVID-19. This page will be updated as the policies evolve and we receive modifications.
ANA Nippon Airways
Delta Air Lines
Singapore Airlines & SilkAir
Sun Country Airlines
List of Hotel Cancellation Fee Waivers
While the majority of major hotel groups are limiting policy changes only to travelers coming from or traveling to affected countries in Asia or Italy, some hotel groups have softened their cancellation policies to include properties in the U.S. Here is a list of the hotels with recently updated cancellation policies in U.S. locations.