This article is here to help answer most of the questions about the status of business travel in the time of the Coronavirus spread and the disease it causes, COVID-19. Business travel has become an end during the COVID-19 pandemic, because of the implementation of the Lockdowns or stay-at-home restrictions, which was followed in across all the states of India. While the outbreak is not yet over, analysts have started to project a possible come back for tours and travel service providers.
As the Coronavirus spreads across to nearly every part of the world, quite a few travels shuns have gone into effect as countries have closed their borders and almost all countries are pointing their people to stay-in-home. People are advised by the government not even let to go out for non-essential reasons. To control widespread of coronavirus, most IT professionals are requested to work from home and videoconferencing instead of meeting in person. For all the business travelers, people are two minds about their business travel. In this series of articles, Tejas Tours and Travels will help you through the current situation of the pandemic and how business firms all over the world are dealing with it.
How corporate companies are now administrating business travel?
Most of the organizations are now prepared to be flexible with travel and expense policies for the safety of their company employees. According to a new GBTA (Global Business Travel Association) opinion poll, 62% of organizations say they have modified their travel safety policies for their travelers and 55% of codefendants report their company has established new trip approval procedures.
Non-essential business travel is being limited, and employers have made business travel approvals tighter as it’s wise to stray on the side of caution. Corporate travel teams are now kept on follows public information from organizations like World Health Origination (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to keep updates to their employees.
You can opt for a business travel post-COVID-19 pandemic, but it will be not the same as before. Cleanliness is Key, Tejas Tours and Travels implemented new sanitation and hygiene measures to their wide range of fleets, which ensure well-being on the road feel safe and healthy. Travel service providers will look closely at their supplier’s policies and practices around hygiene and social distancing, and control their list of preferred service providers to those they feel most confident about.
If you need to make any travel for business, how can you protect yourself?
Due to the appendage of this universal pandemic and the guidelines of many countries, most business trips will finally be canceled. However, if you have a critical trip to any place in the world, you must and should follow this road map below.
- Don’t prefer to go out if you have flu-like symptoms.
- Carry an alcohol-based sanitizer (containing 60%-95% alcohol) or disinfecting wipes.
- Using either one of those, sanitize surfaces like the armrests, tray table, TV screen, and remote, and other common surfaces you are likely to touch.
- Wash your hands regularly, after going out or before eating. Wash your hands clearly for a minimum of 20 seconds.
- Cover a face with a mask in heavily affected areas to protect others around you, and show solidarity with the local community.
- Practice social distancing when not engaged in critical business activities.
- During critical business activities, keep a six-foot (2 meters) distance away from others.
- Take good care of your health by prioritizing your sleep and a healthy diet.
When should I start booking business travel again?
Review government websites to find official advice. Presently, our best judgment dictates that around September is the soonest that you might want to consider traveling internationally. However, this completely depends on the public health services guidelines of your country and the country you will be traveling to.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Clean your hands frequently.
- Avoid handshakes or embrace.
- Cover your mouth and nose while coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid any form of contact with sick individuals. It is highly recommended to maintain a safe distance from anyone coughing or sneezing.
- While wearing a surgical face mask does not offer protection against an airborne virus, by wearing a mask when you are sick, you can help protect you and the people around you.
- Avoid cash transactions and encourage pay using your cards.
- Avoid crowds, keep yourself always hydrated, and get plenty of sleep.
- Boost your immune system by consuming resistant foods or beverages.
We believe the above tips are helpful and that you are now found some important information you need to make a decision regarding your travel. If you have other travel tips to add, please share them in the comments below. We wish you a safe and productive trip!
Note: If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have tested positive, please seek medical care and remain under isolation. The above tips are only for individuals who have tested negative for COVID-19 and are deemed fit to travel.