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Although usage is already widespread, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued formal guidance recommending the wearing of face masks while traveling to prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.
The good news is that although business travel came close to a standstill, almost 40 percent of respondents said they planned to begin traveling again for work before the end of 2020, and 8 percent already are.
Since the start of 2020 there have been 44 cases of COVID-19 reported in which transmission is thought to have been associated with a flight journey, says IATA. Over the same period some 1.2 billion passengers have traveled.
Rapid COVID tests can and will change the live events industry. However, as new tests emerge, their benefits must be weighed carefully; many offer speed at the cost of accuracy.
Will dogs help jumpstart meetings and other events? It's a possibility. Several coronavirus-sniffing canines are being employed at Helsinki Airport in Finland to help detect the virus.
Lufthansa is focused on testing aimed to ease travel, build trust and open markets.
The U.S. government has reported that it will make COVID-19 vaccines available for free to all Americans, a key to opening up the meetings industry.
The United States government has stopped limiting international arrivals from certain countries to 15 airports and is funneling them through enhanced screening as it adjusts its COVID-19 entry strategy.
Meetings will not be held before attendees feel safe to travel and that is what the U.S. Travel Association’s Let’s Go There campaign is aimed at.
State-by-state travel guidelines change on a weekly basis. Where can you find the most up-to-date information?
Amtrak announced enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols and a new partnership with the makers of Lysol.
First United Airlines announced it was eliminating domestic change fees then Delta Air Lines and American Airlines followed suit.
COVID-19 has impacted all aspects of travel and many are turning to an unlikely resource for help – robots.
We have about a 1/4300 chance of getting COVID-19 on a full two-hour flight—that is, about 1 in 4,300 passengers will pick up the virus, on average. The odds of getting the virus are about half that, 1/7,700, if airlines leave the middle seat empty.