Airline operations

These reports present a roundup of what’s been happening to airlines in the world over the last month as travel restrictions begin to ease.

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Vaccinations and easing travel restrictions

While they have yet to become a mandatory condition of travel, a traveler’s vaccination status is increasingly being used to determine which travel restrictions they are subject to and which services and amenities they can access at their destination.

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Insights: Transatlantic Rebound

The U.S. government’s relaxed restrictions have sparked a travel boom, and airlines are already responding with expanded schedules.

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Digital Health Passes Update

We’ve created this new report as companion to the original paper, updating you on some of the recent developments and progress on digital health passes

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Report: Track and trace apps

Multiple locations have implemented apps to help travelers easily fulfill health regulations while traveling.
This report summarizes the most common ones for Asia, Europe, Middle East, North America and Southwest Pacific.

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Report: EU Digital COVID Certificate

The European Union is introducing the EU Digital COVID Certificate to facilitate the safe free movement of EU citizens within the EU during the pandemic.

EU Member States have already started issuing and using the certificate, although it officially launches on July 1, 2021.

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Getting back to business travel: Advice for travelers

Do you have a business trip coming up? Maybe it’s your first trip in quite a while. A lot is likely to have changed since you were last on the road. Do you remember all the preparations you used to make before traveling? What should you be doing to ensure a seamless and safe experience? We’ve shared some key tips and advice that you may find useful.

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COVID-19 and travel bans

To control the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, governments around the world recommend against all but essential travel to certain countries, quarantining citizens returning from affected areas and restricting non-resident arrivals.

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Airport COVID-19 testing

COVID-19 testing is seen as a way to safely open up both international and domestic travel, particularly as more destinations make the presentation of a negative result a condition of arrival. Such a result may reduce or even eliminate quarantine in some destinations. As testing develops, it is …

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Digital Health Passes

While the level of recognition of the different digital health pass offerings may presently be quite low, and many of the solutions still have some way to go in their development and roll-out, the value that they offer on the path to safe travel is clearly understood by business travelers.

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COVID-19: Airline seat capacity policy

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As part of their efforts to keep travelers safe, some airlines are social distancing passengers by keeping a number of seats free on flights; typically, the middle seat is kept free. This report details what airlines are doing and includes information on those that have not announced the adoption of such measures.

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Brexit: What it means for business travel

Since the U.K.’s exit from the EU (European Union), rules affecting business travel between the U.K. and Europe have changed. Changes mostly affect U.K. citizens making trips to Europe, but business travel from Europe to the U.K. will see some changes too. Anyone traveling for business between Europe and the U.K. could be affected under some circumstances.

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Hotel cleanliness and hygiene programs

In an effort to reassure both employees and travelers that they are doing what they can to protect them against COVID-19, hotels are implementing new and improved cleanliness and hygiene processes. This report summarizes what hotel companies around the world are doing and planning.

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COVID-19: Airline mask policy

As part of their efforts to keep travelers and employees safe, almost all airlines around the world now require passengers to wear a face covering of some sort for the duration of a trip.

However, there can be some differences between airlines. These reports detail what airlines currently require.

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Business travel issues: Brexit

This document provides a round-up of the latest situation regarding Brexit, drawing largely on the most recent information and advice from the Government of the United Kingdom (U.K.).

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Airline cleanliness and hygiene programs

These reports summarize what airlines around the world are doing and planning in Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia and Southwest Pacific

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Rail cleanliness and hygiene

In an effort to reassure travelers that they are doing all they can to protect them against COVID-19, rail operators and train companies are implementing new and improved cleanliness and hygiene processes. These reports summarize what a selection of train companies around the world are doing.

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Getting back to business travel: At the airport

To give people the confidence to resume travel, measures are already being rolled out by suppliers, regulators and other organizationsto ensure they can do so safely, with a much reduced risk of exposure to COVID-19. Many aspects of air travel may not return to how they were before COVID-19. The six stages a traveler has …

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