By Nelofer Siddiqui, Marketing Team, Mazik Global
The Coronavirus pandemic continues to affect all aspects of our lives, including travel. That, however, doesn’t change the fact that our world is still a global one and that many industries must carry on.
Rules and regulations seem to change day by day. This new system of travel is not one that any of us are used to. But in order to be able to continue to serve our customers and keep our workplaces functioning, we each have to remain aware and do our part to keep ourselves and those around us as safe as possible. CDC guidelines are shifting, and although hopes of healing are high, travel restrictions are stricter than ever. If you’re planning on traveling during this time, here are some things you should know before you go.
Travel restrictions regarding entrance into the US are a new development. Prior to January 26, the only country that had such restrictions was the UK; since December 28, 2020, anyone entering the US from the UK has had to present a negative COVID-19 test in order to board their flight. As of January 26, all travelers entering the United States from international destinations are required to present a negative COVID-19 test prior to departure. You must also provide an attestation, or a letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official stating you are cleared for travel.
Our lives can’t stop in their tracks. Our organizations need to continue to function, especially when for many of us, our jobs are critical to ensuring COVID-19 tests are distributed and vaccines are delivered. But we have to learn to adapt to our current circumstances. The spread of Coronavirus in the US has the potential to worsen, especially considering asymptomatic spread and noncompliance with social distancing or mask mandates. This makes it all the more important to pay attention to guidelines and restrictions as they come up.
Our knowledge surrounding Coronavirus continues to grow. The more we learn, the more we discover we have yet to learn. So let’s carry on with business and expanding our impacts. But let’s be sure to do it safely.