Organizing Business Trips During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Galit M. Sacajiu, MD, MPH – Director, Medical Education
Organizing Business Trips During the Coronavirus Outbreak Guidelines
Before the Business Trip
Know the latest information about the coronavirus situation at the
Weigh up the risks and reconsider if travel is needed.
If the potential destination has a high infection rate,
strictly observe necessary protocols.
Verify official travel advice (and layovers if applicable)
from local authorities and health officials of the
Advise employees with older age and/or chronic medical conditions
not to join the business trip.
Avoid inviting a large number of people and scale down the business
trip for essential employees only.
If applicable, document the contact details of external people to
make contact tracing, information dissemination, and self-isolation
recommendations easier for health officials in case one of them
becomes symptomatic or positive for coronavirus after the business
Employees who will be traveling should be provided with protective
supplies, such as:
Develop and disseminate emergency plans in case employees show any
symptoms during the business trip.
During the Business Trip
Advise employees to:
Follow health protocols at the destination.
Practice social distancing and observe coughing and
sneezing etiquettes at all times.
If anyone starts to show symptoms, follow emergency plans or call
At the last day of the business trip, remind employees and external
people that once they become symptomatic or positive for
Inform the management.
Self-isolate for at least 14 days.
Wear face masks.
Wash hands more often.
After the Business Trip
- Instruct employees to:
- Go home straight from the airport and if possible, avoid public transportation.
- Self-isolate for 14 days.
- Wear face masks.
- Wash hands more often.
- Monitor their temperature daily.
- Observe themselves for symptoms.
- Notify the management and contact health officials if they develop symptoms.
- Keep the contact details of external people for at least three weeks.
Galit M. Sacajiu, MD, MPH
Director, Medical Education