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June 2021   Volume 19, Number 6        

Have Proof Will Travel

Business travel came to a grinding halt for many employees after the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns started in the spring of 2020.

While interest in business travel seems to be coming back, there's a new federal rule that may give travelers pause when thinking about resuming their international travel plans.

A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) rule requires all airline passengers age two and older to present documentation of a negative COVID-19 test result when they are entering the United States. This rule applies to U.S. citizens and non-citizens. The test must be taken within three calendar days of departure. An alternative would be to show proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days.

This means business travelers leaving the United States must check to see if they will be able to get a test at their destination before returning to the United States.

Exemptions to this order will be granted on a humanitarian basis. For example, someone may get an exemption if the country of departure lacks adequate SARS-CoV-2 testing capacity and cannot meet the requirements to provide a negative viral COVID-19 test within three calendar days of departure.

Be aware that some countries, as well as some states, may require travelers to quarantine or adhere to other travel restrictions. You may need to factor in the costs of additional hotel nights and groceries or restaurant meals.

While travelers who have had vaccinations are safer traveling than those who haven’t, it doesn’t pay to rush the vaccine. Those who have had the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine must wait about seven days after the second dose before taking a trip. For the Moderna vaccine, individuals should wait 14 days to travel.

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In this issue:

Pay Gap for Women Widens During Pandemic

Additional 2021 Tax Year Benefits Now Available for Employees with Dependents

What if an Employee Refuses to Get Vaccinated?

Alternatives to the Traditional 401(k)

Have Proof Will Travel



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