GBTA Coronavirus Statement

GBTA is a global association with operations on six continents and members throughout the world. We are very aware of the impact that the coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on the entire business travel and meetings industry.

GBTA will continue to monitor COVID-19 until the medical community says the virus has been contained. Our main concern is on the health and safety of our global members and program participants. We encourage our members to follow the travel restrictions set in place where they reside and if traveling, when they arrive at their destination. We encourage all to practice preventative measures such as those outlined by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

GBTA also encourages all members and attendees of our global events to check out the following resources to keep up to date with the coronavirus.

EU COVID Certificates (10th June 2021)

Following are details on how EU citizens will be able to get their COVID Certificates:

  • National authorities are in charge of issuing the certificate, not the EU.
  • It could, for example, be issued by test centres or national health authorities, or directly via an eHealth portal. This will vary country by country.
  • Each issuing body (e.g., a hospital, a test centre, a health authority) has its own digital signature key. All of these are stored in a secure database in each country.
  • The digital version can be stored on a mobile device, and citizens can also request a paper version.
  • The European Commission has built a gateway through which all certificate signatures can be verified across the EU.
  • The personal data of the certificate holder does not pass through the gateway, as this is not necessary to verify the digital signature.
  • The European Commission also helped Member States to develop national software and apps to issue, store and verify certificates and supported them in the necessary tests to on-board the gateway.

Note that Member States have agreed on a common design that can be used for the electronic and paper versions to facilitate the recognition.


Hear from Dr. Amanda Hagen, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Medical Director with the Cleveland Clinic AtWork

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COVID-19 Resources

What Rideshare, Taxi, Limo, and other Passenger Drivers-for-Hire Need to Know about COVID-19, CDC

CIBT Entry Guide, CIBTVisas

Airports set out plan for urgent EU and Government support as financial crisis worsens, ACI Europe

Maps in support of the Council Recommendation on a coordinated approach to the restriction of free movement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the EU/EEA and the UK, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Europe’s country-by-country travel restrictions explained: POLITICO’s guide to where you can and can’t visit, Politico

CBP Extends Closure of Trusted Traveler Programs Enrollment Centers to September 8, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

Runway to Recovery: The United States Framework for Airlines and Airports to Mitigate the Public Health Risks of Coronavirus [PDF], Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Checkpoint travel numbers for 2020 and 2019, TSA

What to know before you go (travel) [PDF], TSA

Video: Stay Healthy. Stay Secure., TSA

COVID-19 Travel Regulations Map, IATA

State’s Phased Re-Opening Plans - U.S., Governing

Re-open EU, European Union

COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Country (interactive map), CDC

How COVID-19 Spreads, CDC

Database of State Quarantine and Public Health Laws related to the COVID-19 response, Bloomberg Law

Maps: How states are responding to coronavirus, Politico

Travel restrictions tracker, Multistate Associates

Major international airline COVID-19 related change and cancellation policies list, Forbes

Information for traveling international, US State Department

Security travel information, US Department of Homeland Security

Transportation Security Administration, TSA

Coronavirus Global Cases, Interactive Map, Johns Hopkins CSSE


Paycheck Protection Program FAQs, US Treasury Department

Program overview [PDF]

Lender information [PDF]

Borrower information [PDF]

Borrower application [PDF]

Small Business

Paycheck Protection Program FAQ, Senate Small Business Committee and SBA [PDF]

Small Business Administration’s loan programs FAQ [PDF]

Unemployment: Individual and Business Tax Relief

Employee Retention Tax Credit FAQ, Senate Finance Committee

Employee Retention Tax Credit Guidance, US Treasury Department

Employee Retention Tax Credit FAQ, US Treasury Department

House Ways and Means FAQ on Rebates [PDF]

House Ways and Means FAQ on Unemployment Compensation [PDF]


Overall US COVID-19 Vaccine - U.S., CDC

Workplaces and Businesses: Plan, Prepare, and Respond, CDC

COVID-19 State Data and Policy Actions, Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)

Communication Resources, CDC

Youth Sports Program FAQs, CDC

Resources for Tribal Communities, CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC

CDC Effective Infectious Disease Outbreak Response [PDF]

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions, International SOS

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak, International SOS


Government of Canada Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak update

Government of Canada Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in China

Travel Advice and Advisories - China

Novel Coronavirus infection: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Social media: follow @TravelGoC on Facebook (FR) and Twitter (FR)

Statement by the Minister of Health on the First Presumptive Confirmed

Travel-Related Case of New Coronavirus in Canada

Statement by Foreign Affairs Minister on travel to Hubei Province in China / - Official travel advice from the Government of Canada

Travel Advice and Advisories / Conseils aux voyageurs et avertissements

Registration of Canadians Abroad / Inscription des Canadiens à l’étranger

Travel insurance / Assurance voyage /

COVID-19: Travel restrictions, exemptions and advice / COVID-19 : Restrictions, exemptions et conseils concernant les voyages

COVID-19: Your safety and security outside Canada / COVID-19 : Votre sécurité à l’extérieur du Canada

Travel updates / Mises à jour sur les voyages


COVID-19 situation update for the EU/EEA and the UK, as of 10 November 2020, Europe Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

National information resources on COVID-19, Europe Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

COVID-19 pandemic, Europe Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Re-open Europe

French Government

Public Health England - Government

Latin America

Ongoing Analysis on COVID-19 (AS/COA Americas Society/Council of the Americas)

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

United Argentina

Government of Chile

Government of Brazil

Government of Peru

Government of Mexico