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November 16, 2020

 
Recommendations for Industry

How Risky is International and Domestic  Travel Today?

Q. With the increasing rates of COVID-19 across the U.S., has there been any updated guidance on domestic or international travel?

 

A. Given the increasing prevalence of the coronavirus in most U.S. communities and other parts of the world, the risk of traveling is greater now that it was one or two months ago.   Each travel situation must be assessed on a case-by-case basis with the understanding that certain modes of travel are higher risk than others.    While we can compare the rates of illness in one location to another location, the overall rates of infection are increasing uniformly across the US and in Western Europe.   Therefore the “absolute” risk of encountering someone with an active COVID-19 infection is increasing daily.  The same activity you did last week (e.g., eating at a socially distanced restaurant or meeting up with a friend or relative) is riskier this week.

 

Put another way, different activities have always had different risk profiles (going to the bar versus exercising outside with a friend with physical distancing).  However, the absolute risk of all of these activities increases as we see case counts exploding in the US and internationally.  Therefore, when thinking about traveling, comparing case rates between locations probably makes little sense when there is widespread community transmission (daily cases rates of greater than 25 per 100,000 people).

 

While we have not seen any recently updated guidance from CDC or other agencies on international travel risk, TAG’s recommendation is to assess each situation individually, discuss self-protection with your workers prior to departure and follow up afterward to ask what was done during the travel. You should also check the list of CDC countries that are currently prohibited from traveling into the U.S. If a traveling employee feels ill at all or was in close contact with anyone suspected of or diagnosed with COVID, they should quarantine and be tested – whether they traveled across the ocean or across a state line.

Outbreak Updates
 

As of November 16, 2020 (16:11 ET), there are over >54,750,000 cases (>1,322,020 deaths) worldwide.

Due to the increasing number of cases in the United States, TAG will move from reporting counts per country to focus on the United States, please see here for the data. For further information regarding worldwide numbers, please refer to John Hopkin University’s aggregate map.

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