Good Afternoon,

CTM understands the widespread concern over the outbreak of the deadly Corona / COVID-19 virus, and it's impact on business travel.

We have spoken to several of our travel managers, who have expressed heightened concerns - traveller health and safety, employees’ own concerns, travel disruption due to airport closures and health screendings, airline cancellations and the overall mark on business.

We in no way want to continue to inundate you with "Virus" emails, but as some of you are fielding traveler questions, we think this artlce may assist you.

Does the CDC recommend canceling travel?
Right now, the CDC is only recommending that travelers “avoid all nonessential travel to China,” which falls in line with a new Level 4 Do Not Travel Advisory from the U.S. State Department (only for mainland China and not for Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan). The State Department has also issued a Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution Advisory for Hong Kong and Macau, but is not recommending against travel for those areas or any other country.

Currently, though there are confirmed cases all over the world, the most danger lies in going to mainland China. Otherwise, according to the CDC, travelers should check a country’s Destination Page or the Travel Health Notice website before traveling, though there are no other “Do Not Travel” warnings to any other country for coronavirus concerns.

The situation remains fluid and we will keep you updated as any new information is made available. 

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you need a "Where are my Travelers" report or would like to discuss this situation.