A4A offers clarity for travelers regarding impact of COVID-19

Airlines for America (A4A) has announced the answers to frequently asked questions from travelers regarding air travel in the light of COVID-19, the company said.

A4A said it intends to correct the false media narratives that have led to confusion and uncertainty across the country.

A4A said the safety and wellbeing of passengers and crew is the top priority of US carriers. They will not fly anywhere deemed unsafe, and right now domestic routes remain open for business. Numerous government and health officials agree that it is safe to fly.

There are no restrictions on domestic travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued guidance encouraging elderly travelers and those with underlying medical conditions to avoid situations that put them at increased risk for more severe disease. This entails avoiding crowded places, avoiding non-essential travel such as long plane trips, and especially avoiding embarking on cruise ships.

Numerous health officials have affirmed that the risk remains low for travelers who follow CDC guidelines.

The World Health Organization has advised against the application of travel or trade restrictions, which are “not effective” in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

US airlines are working to enhance disinfection and cleaning protocols, especially in the areas of the cabins touched most frequently such as arm rests and tray tables. Carriers also are collaborating with airports, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to ensure appropriate cleaning in public spaces of the airport.

Airlines for America (A4A) advocates on behalf of the American airline industry as a model of safety, customer service and environmental responsibility and as the indispensable network that drives the nation´s economy and global competitiveness.