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.
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