COVID-19: The latest for the travel industry

by Traveleads | March 18, 2020 | Latest News

You’ll have seen from our post earlier this week that we are taking steps to ensure business continuity as the situation around COVID-19 continues to develop. With this in mind, we are endeavouring to keep our clients informed and supported throughout this time.

The official advice

In his first daily update, on 16 March, the Prime Minister advised against non-essential travel, that those who can work from home should and that everyone should avoid social contact including ceasing to visit pubs, restaurants and theatres.

Foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, has now announced that the government is advising against all non-essential global travel for at least 30 days – primarily due to the risk of people not being able to return from or enter many countries as travel bans and border closures continue to emerge.

In a press conference on 17 March, the Chanceller also announced £330 billion in business loans, £20 billion in other business aid and mortgage ‘holidays’ in a bid to support the economy through this uncertain time.

This government microsite continues to have the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic and its effect on travel, business and public guidance.

How COVID-19 is affecting travel

For those who have travel plans, or are already abroad, the official FCO advice can be found here – and your Traveleads account managers are on hand should you wish to discuss your travel plans further. While we’re adhering to the government advice to work from home where possible, our team of expert consultants and account managers are fully prepared and stand ready to help you and your business make and action advice-driven decisions.

Whilst repatriation efforts will vary across countries and as this pandemic develops, Jet2.com has pledged to bring home UK residents from Europe – including those who may have booked with other airlines not offering similar homeward journeys. The airline, amongst others, is running empty flights from the UK in order to bring home as many people as possible.

What else do I need to know?

You can find up-to-date information on the number of COVID-19 cases in the UK and what to do if you have symptoms here.

We recognise the ongoing pandemic and the resulting travel bans are having a huge impact on many industries; our message to customers is that we are here and will remain here to support you throughout this time. We always say that working with us is a partnership, and this has never been more true.

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