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Travel During the Coronavirus Outbreak: What You Need to Know

Travel During the Coronavirus Outbreak: What You Need to Know

FAQ’s Regarding Travel During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Last updated 03/16/2020

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Ever since the first reported cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) hit the news in December, the coronavirus has dominated headlines everywhere. This outbreak, originating in Wuhan, China, has already had a major impact on economies across the globe. No industry has been more affected by the coronavirus outbreak than the travel industry.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports that, “In 2019, there was a total of around 200,000 flights scheduled between the United States and the Schengen Area, equivalent to around 550 flights per day. There were around 46 million passengers (roughly equivalent to 125,000 travelers every day).”

Travelers are searching for health and travel safety tips to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. And many travelers are questioning whether or not they should travel during the coronavirus outbreak at all. If you are a travel professional, you’ve probably received many of these questions yourself.

As is often the case with global events like these, it’s difficult to sift through all the information available. We’ve compiled our best resources to help walk you through what the coronavirus is and what it isn’t. We have gathered health and safety guidelines from expert sources such as the Center for Disease Control, the World Health Organization and Harvard Medical School. We hope these resources will help you feel better-equipped to assist your travelers as they make their travel plans.

Free Guide to Travel During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Download our free guide on travel during the coronavirus for facts regarding the outbreak as well as health and travel safety tips.

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How are Airlines Responding to the Coronavirus?

We’ve compiled links to major airlines’ updates on the coronavirus.


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Infographic Regarding the Coronavirus

This infographic breaks down some fast facts about the coronavirus and travel.

Travel During the Coronavirus Infographic

Important: If your travelers are requesting changes or cancellations to their travel plans due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, please contact airlines directly for questions related to waivers.

Shawna Levet

Shawna is passionate about helping travel agents grow their business and expand their knowledge as travel experts. She has been in the travel industry since 2011, helping agents and travelers alike find the best negotiated airfare and travel coverage to meet their needs.