Fortis Global’s COVID-19 Response & Best Practices
In a world that’s drastically changing, here’s what we know…
This pandemic continues to change how we live and how and when we can travel. While the U.S. started to slowly reopen, we now face outbreaks due to the Delta variant, with state, county, and city leaders taking different approaches with varied timing and guidelines. Many countries continue to experience COVID-19 outbreaks and are re-implementing travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines, closing borders, and prohibiting non-citizens from entry with little advance notice.
The way we plan travel has changed, too. For instance, the travel and hotel websites and resources many use to book might not all be offering the most up-to-date information about availability and safety practices.
Fortis Global has been tasked with researching and documenting the impact of COVID-19 throughout the country via high-level daily briefings and updates, as well as data and analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We remain hyper-informed of all related issues and changes as they arise.
Given the constantly changing guidelines and the absolute need to stay safe and healthy, travelers are going to need help and expertise to navigate this new world, but they don’t have to do it alone. Fortis Global is preparing our members so when they need to travel again, they can be confident they’re traveling under the Fortis Global shield of protection.
At Fortis Global, our members’ safety is our highest priority.
Fortis Global’s mission is to reduce exposure and assure preparedness to obstacles that can arise during global travels. With our mission at the forefront of our endeavors, we are focused on providing our members with guidance and best practices to observe as they navigate the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.
Our team of Associate Travel Gurus (ATGs) monitors updates on a daily basis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), federal agencies, and other global health and travel organizations in an effort to share the most current and comprehensive information with our members.
We have developed the best practices below for our current and prospective members to best protect themselves against the spread of COVID-19:
In the Air
The Department of State continues to update its COVID-19 Travel Guidance for U.S. Citizens, including country-specific COVID-19 updates, COVID-19 vaccine information for U.S. Citizens abroad, and information for vaccinated travelers going overseas.
The CDC recommends that you do not travel internationally until you are fully vaccinated. International travel poses additional risks, and even fully vaccinated travelers might be at increased risk for getting and possibly spreading some COVID-19 variants. If you do travel, follow all CDC recommendations before, during, and after travel.
On the Ground
The best way to prevent illness is by getting vaccinated and avoiding exposure to and spread of the virus. The CDC recommends preventative measures to protect you and your family. More information can be found here.
Cruise passengers are at an increased risk of person-to-person spread of infectious diseases per the CDC. Due to the increased risk of transmission of COVID-19 on cruise ships, CDC has issued an order that requires face masks to be worn by all travelers while on public transportation including all passengers on board and all personnel operating maritime conveyances traveling into, within, or out of the United States. Masks are also required while indoors at U.S. transportation hubs, including seaports and ferry terminals. Travelers are not required to wear a mask in outdoor areas of a conveyance. See more specific guidelines here.
You can stay informed on the CDC’s COVID-19 updates specific to your region here. The Fortis Global team wishes you and your family good health and peace of mind. We invite you to use us as a resource during these unprecedented times. Our commitment is to offer the Fortis community the full benefit of the protection of the Fortis shield.
Stay safe. Be well.
How You Can Help:
Following are links to organizations you can support that are aiding in COVID-19 relief efforts.