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Air Travel Toolkit for Airline Partners

Air Travel Toolkit for Airline Partners

CDC created this communication toolkit for our airline partners to help them reach their travelers and employees with COVID-19 prevention messaging.

This toolkit provides messages, graphics and products to:

  • Support timely messaging to travelers and employees.
  • Share CDC resources with airline partners.
  • Help airline partners develop additional COVID-19 materials.

Airline partners can also access other CDC communication resources for specific audiences in our Communication Resources page, which includes resources specific to travelers.

Sample Messaging to Travelers

This blog/e-mail was written for airlines and travel partners to communicate with passengers who have booked or are planning international travel: Slow the Spread of COVID-19 When You Travel Internationally word icon[DOC – 79 KB]

Additionally, airlines and travel partners can use the following sample newsletter blurbs with the accompanying imageimage icon:

Planning International Travel?

CDC recently released updated recommendations for international travel during COVID-19. Get vaccinated for COVID-19 at least 2 weeks before your trip. All travelers should continue to follow CDC’s recommendations for traveling safely and get tested 3-5 days after international travel.

Fully vaccinated travelers don’t need to get tested before leaving the United States, unless their destination requires it, and don’t need to self-quarantine after arriving to the United States. All travelers should continue to wear a mask, stay 6 feet from others and avoid crowds, wash their hands often, and follow state, local, and international recommendations and requirements for their destination and along their route.

Before you fly to the United States, get tested. All air passengers coming to the United States, including U.S. citizens and fully vaccinated peopleare required to show a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 3 days before travel or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 3 months before they board a flight to the United States.


Planning International Travel?

Visit CDC’s recommendations for international travel during COVID-19 and after international travel for up-to-date information about protecting yourself and others before, during, and after your trip.

Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

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COVID-19 Travel Planner

The COVID-19 Travel Planner is a centralized communication platform that travelers can search to find COVID-19 information for the state, local, territorial, and tribal communities they’re passing through and for their destinations. This information will help travelers make informed decisions, protect themselves, and reduce transmission before, during and after they travel. Learn how you can promote Travel Planner on your social media platforms and website.

Sample Social Media

All social media content is ready for dissemination.

Please remember to use #COVID19 when tweeting out any Coronavirus Disease 2019 related content.

Prevent COVID-19 During Air Travel
Facebook Sample Message

If you are traveling on an airplane, take steps to help prevent COVID-19. Avoid close contact with others, wear a mask, and wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.  See FAQs for Travelers: https://bit.ly/3fauXgJ

Twitter Sample Message

If you #travel on an airplane, help prevent #COVID19. Avoid close contact with others, wear a mask & wash your hands often with soap & water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol: https://bit.ly/3fauXgJ

Mask Requirement
Facebook Sample Message

Traveling on public transportation (such as airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-shares) can make getting and spreading COVID-19 more likely. CDC requires everyone to wear a mask while using public transportation into, within, or out of the United States and in US transportation hubs (airports; seaports; train, subway, and bus stations, and other terminals). When using public transport, also stay 6 feet from others as much as possible and avoid crowds, and wash your hands frequently. Learn more about reducing your risk while traveling: https://bit.ly/3m68x2R

Twitter Sample Message

CDC has issued an order requiring everyone to wear a mask while traveling on public transportation into, within, or out of the US (including airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, ride-shares). Wearing a mask reduces the spread of #COVID19. More: https://bit.ly/3m68x2R

Instagram Sample Message

CDC has issued an order that requires everyone to wear a mask while traveling into, within, or out of the United States to reduce the spread of #COVID19. When you are using public transportation (including airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, ride-shares) or transiting through US transportation hubs (airports, bus and train stations, etc.), you must wear a mask. Also stay 6 feet from others as much as possible and avoid crowds, and wash your hands frequently. Learn more about reducing your risk: https://bit.ly/3m68x2R

#travel #coronavirus

International Travel
Facebook Sample Message

Fully vaccinated and planning to travel abroad? Check your airline’s and destination’s COVID-19 requirements. If you don’t follow your destination’s requirements, you may be denied entry and required to return to the U.S. Learn more: https://bit.ly/32OHW3e

Twitter Sample Message

Fully vaccinated and planning to #travel abroad? Check your airline’s & destination’s #COVID19 requirements. If you don’t follow your destination’s requirements, you may be denied entry & required to return to the U.S. Learn more: https://bit.ly/32OHW3e


Facebook Sample Message

Before your trip to the United States from another country, get tested for COVID-19. You must show your negative COVID-19 viral test results or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 to the airline before you board your flight. Learn more about the testing requirement: http://bit.ly/3dmnL2J

Twitter Sample Message
  • Planning a trip to an international destination? Negative COVID-19 test results are required before you fly to the United States: http://bit.ly/3dmnL2J
  • Traveling from an international destination to the United States? A negative test result for COVID-19 before a flight to the U.S. is required. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/3dmnL2J

Facebook Sample Message

Delay travel until you are able to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not fully vaccinated and must travel internationally, get tested 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3vu0Hoe

Twitter Sample Message

Delay #travel until you are able to get fully vaccinated against #COVID-19. If you are not fully vaccinated and must travel internationally, get tested 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3vu0Hoe


Facebook Sample Message

Traveling internationally? You may be at risk for getting and spreading new COVID-19 variants. Whether you’re fully vaccinated or not, you should get tested 3-5 days after travel. Learn more from @CDCTravelersHealth: https://bit.ly/39Az04X

Twitter Sample Message

Traveling internationally? You may be at risk for getting and spreading new #COVID19 variants. Whether you’re fully vaccinated or not, you should get tested 3-5 days after #travel. Learn more from @CDCTravel: https://bit.ly/39Az04X


Facebook Sample Message

Regardless of your vaccination status, you should get tested 3-5 days after international travel to slow the spread of COVID-19 and new variants. For more international travel recommendations, visit: https://bit.ly/39Az04X

Twitter Sample Message

Regardless of your vaccination status, you should get tested 3-5 days after international #travel to #SlowTheSpread of #COVID19 and new variants. For more international travel recommendations, visit: https://bit.ly/39Az04X

Electronic Messaging for Airport Kiosks

Global Health Alert: Covid-19, Protect others from getting sick.

Travel Health Alerts

CDC’s public health messaging system offers up-to-date messages to travelers at specific airports, seaports, and land borders where most international travelers enter or leave the United States.

This is the latest information posted by CDC, in partnership with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and other port-of-entry partners.

Travel Health Alert: Video

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Testing Travel Health Alert

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Stop the Spread of Germs Kiosk Video

Stop the Spread of Germs

This prevention kiosk video is available to download and use in your community. It reminds travelers and others to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a mask over your nose and mouth, staying at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) away from other people, washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Stop the Spread of Germs: Video

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Key Times to Keep your Distance at the Airport

Key Times to Keep Your Distance at the Airport

Keep your distance at the airport while waiting in lines and while waiting for luggage.

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Print Resources

T-HAN

This Travelers’ Health Alert Notice (T-HAN) is given to international travelers arriving at major U.S. airports. The T-HAN directs travelers to a webpage with more information in multiple languages on self-monitoring, symptoms of COVID-19, testing recommendations, and what to do if they have symptoms or test positive.

Translated information available in: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, RussianSpanish, Turkish, Vietnamese.

This T-HAN has two sides on one page so you can desktop print it.

International Travel- Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test

This poster reminds air travelers that they must show their negative test result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight back to the United States.

Stop the Spread of Germs During Travel

This prevention poster reminds travelers to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by staying at least 6 feet from other people at the airport, especially while waiting in lines and while waiting for luggage; wearing a mask throughout your trip; and washing your hands often.

Stop the Spread of Germs Poster

This prevention poster reminds travelers and others to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by staying at least 6 feet from other people; covering your cough or sneeze; wearing a mask in public; not touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; and washing your hands with soap and water.  Download for printing using the links below:

Alternative Languages: Amharicpdf icon | Arabicpdf icon | Burmesepdf icon | Chuukesepdf icon | Daripdf icon | Farsipdf icon | Frenchpdf icon | Haitian Creolepdf icon | Hebrewpdf icon | Hmongpdf icon | Karenpdf icon | Khmerpdf icon | Kinyarwandapdf icon | Koreanpdf icon | Kunamapdf icon | Laopdf icon | Marshallesepdf icon | Nepalipdf icon | Oromopdf icon | Pashtopdf icon | Portuguesepdf icon | Russianpdf icon | Simplified Chinesepdf icon | Somalipdf icon | Spanishpdf icon | Swahilipdf icon | Tagalogpdf icon | Thaipdf icon | Tigrinyapdf icon | Tonganpdf icon | Ukrainianpdf icon | Vietnamesepdf icon | Yiddishpdf icon

Wash your hands!

This prevention posters shows travelers steps they can take for proper handwashing to prevent the spread of germs. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Size: 8.5”W x 11”H

How to Protect Yourself and Others

Protect yourself and others from COVID-19 by learning how it spreads and taking everyday preventive actions.

Alternative Languages: Chuukesepdf icon | Marshallesepdf icon | Spanishpdf icon | Tonganpdf icon

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