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.
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 image:
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 people, are 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.
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.
All social media content is ready for dissemination.
Please remember to use #COVID19 when tweeting out any Coronavirus Disease 2019 related content.
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
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
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 while indoors at US transportation hubs (airports; seaports; train, subway, and bus stations, and other terminals). Learn more about reducing your risk while traveling: https://bit.ly/3m68x2Rexternal icon
Planning #travel? Because of the #COVID19 pandemic, masks are still required inside public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and U.S. public transportation hubs. Find out more about the requirement here: https://bit.ly/3m68x2Rexternal icon
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
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
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
- 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Testing Travel Health Alert
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
- International Travel During COVID-19 – Provides information about international travel for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people and advice on precautions to take when traveling internationally by air.
- Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States – Provides information about CDC’s order requiring all passengers arriving to the US from a foreign country.
- Domestic Travel During COVID-19 – Provides information about domestic travel for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people and advice on how to stay safe and protect others before, during, and after travel.
- Requirement for Face Masks on Public Transportation Conveyances and at Transportation Hubs – Provides information about CDC’s order that requires face masks to be worn by all travelers on public transportation and at transportation hubs.
- Safer Travel Ideas: Provides information on safer travel options to protect yourself and slow the spread of COVID-19 when traveling.
- When NOT to Travel – Some people should not travel. This page gives advice on when and how long these people should postpone travel to avoid spreading infection.
- Protect Yourself When Using Transportation – Provides information on how to protect yourself and slow the spread of COVID-19 when using public transit, rideshares and taxis, micro-mobility devices, and personal vehicles.