Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

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USTOA has been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and its impact on both our nation and our industry as a whole. The outbreak of COVID-19 has had a significant impact on Americans' ability to travel to certain parts of the world and their ability to return back to the United States from those same parts of the world. 

We are gathering intelligence in Washington, DC on a daily basis and will continue to share that information with our Members. Below you will find a list of some of the most helpful resources as we all get through this difficult time. 

As we receive information about COVID-19, we will post the links on this page for our Members. Please feel free to share with us some other important links that you feel our members would benefit from. 

CLICK HERE to download a quick reference sheet with these important resource links to keep handy on your desk.

Two Minutes With Terry Video - March 21, 2020

USTOA LinkedIn Group
USTOA has created a Linkedin Group for its Members to share their thoughts and experiences about the coronavirus outbreak, if they wish to. 

Elevate Government Affairs (USTOA's lobbying firm) Updates from Washington, DC
March 13, 2020
March 16, 2020
March 17, 2020
March 18, 2020
March 18, 2020 - Updated at 6pm ET
March 19, 2020
March 20, 2020
March 21, 2020
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March 24, 2020
March 25, 2020
March 26, 2020
March 27, 2020

COVID-19 Aid, Relief and Security Act Overview
CARES Act - COVID-19 Small Business Administration Relief
This is an overview of relief opportunities through SBA that our Members can utilize as a result of COVID-19. This document is a bit more general is it relates to opportunities and eligibility requirements.

COVID-19 Relief: Tour Operators and The Travel/Tourism Industry
This a travel and tourism specific overview of funding/relief opportunities for our Members. In this memo, we included some information on business tax relief mechanisms that our Members, both large and small, can utilize, in addition to relief opportunities for companies under 500 employees. We also included some specific information for companies over 500 employees for some of our larger Members. 

COVID-19 Unemployment Insurance/Benefits
This is an overview of paid family/sick leave and unemployment insurance and other benefits that we hope you find helpful.

Reach out to your elected Representatives
Your elected representatives in Washington, DC also need to hear from you during this critical time. Please take a few minutes out of your day to contact your Members of Congress to ask for relief. Phone calls can be the most effective, but we recognize how busy you are and how high call volumns will be right now. If you can't get through, find your legislators' district offices and email addresses here: House / Senate

9th USTOA Congressional Caucus - June 9 & 10
Now more than ever, it is important that we act on our desire to create a unified industry voice. Register today to join us in Washington, DC on June 9 & 10.


The White House
March 18, 2020 - 15 Days to Slow The Spread
March 17, 2020 - C-Span video of President Trump meets with Tourism Executives
March 15, 2020 - Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Taks Fork Force in Press Briefing
March 13, 2020 - Message to the Congress on Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-10) Outbreak
March 11, 2020 - President Donald J. Trump Has Taken Unprecedented Steps To Respond To The Coronavirus And Protect The Health And Safety of Americans
March 11, 2020 - Proclamation - Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC)
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID -19) Evaluating and Reporting PUI
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID -19) Situation Summary
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID -19) Learn More about COVID-19
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID -19) Work, School and Home Guidelines
Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for Travel

OSAC - US Department of State - Diplomatic Security
OSAC - US Department of State - Diplomatic Security COVID-19 Resources

US Department of Homeland Security
Fact Sheet: DHS Notice of Arrival Restrictions on China, Iran, Schgengen Countries of Europe
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Issues Supplemental Instructions for Inbound Flights with Individuals Who Have Been in China

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Department of Homeland Security Outlines New Process for Americans Returning from Certain European Countries, China and Iran

Federal Register
March 16, 2020 - Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants Of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus

State Department (State)
COVID-19 Country Specific Information
Quarantine Station Contact List, Map and Fact Sheets
Travel Advisories

U.S. Small Business Administration
SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus
The Three Step Process: Disaster Loans
SBA information on Lender Loans


Coronavirus Social Media Guide
Get the Facts about COVID-19
Crisis Readiness Playbook
Tell Your Members of Congress How COVID-19 is Affecting You

European Tour Operator Association (ETOA)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Public Information
Covid-19 outbreak: guidance to ETOA Members, (02 March 2020)
ETOA calls for Governments to take measures to halt the economic impact of Covid-19 and restore confidence (06 March 2020)

ETOA Calls for Italian Governments to respond now to support cultural tourism (09 March 2020)

European Travel Commission (ETC)
US Travel Ban Will Have Detrimental Implications On European and American Tourism (March 12, 2020)

American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA)
Travel Agency Congressional Request Sign-On Letter - March 21, 2020

Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA)
Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) - Covid-19 and the Global Adventure Travel Industry

Student Youth Travel Assocation (SYTA)
SYTA Updated Coronavirus Resources

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Statement on COVID-19 (March 8, 2020)
Royal Caribbean Cruises Travel Advisory Update (March 12, 2020)

Airlines For America (A4A)
Airlines for America - COVID-19 Resources

Coronavirus Update

Outdoor Industry Assocation (OIA)
Coronavirus Resources for the Outdoor Industry

Travel Weekly
Travel Weekly Coronavirus Coverage


Tourism Authority of Phillippines
Singapore Tourism Board


American Airlines
American Airlines COVID-19 Updates

Delta Airlines
Delta Airlines COVID-19 Updates

United Airlines
United Airlines Travel Updates


John Hopkins University - World Map of COVID-19 Cases 
Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University

Cornell University
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Updates

Harvard Business Review
Lead your Business Through the Coronavirus Crisis (February 27, 2020)

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