Managing Business Travel during COVID-19 pandemic

Business travel during COVID-19

Multiple countries throughout the world have implemented strict lockdown to reduce the impact of COVID-19, during such times businesses have found innovative ways to connect with customers and associates. However, business travel leads to economic growth. As employees start to travel more frequently for business reasons, they have to follow the travel guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to reduce the spread of COVID-19 infections. The CDC recommends that all domestic travellers get a Covid-19 test one to three days before travel. While not mandatory, it is good to check travel restrictions before departing.

You may think “Oh I am vaccinated” but that will not always exempt one from quarantine restrictions. However, the proof of a negative test before departure, along with proof of another negative test once you are at your destination, may shorten quarantine requirements. Vaccine passports will help in essential business travel during COVID but will pave the way for people to travel for years to come.

Domestic Travel Not Vaccinated Fully Vaccinated

Get tested 1 - 3 days before travel

Get tested 3 - 5 days after travel and self-quarantine for 7 days. Self-quarantine for 10 days is you don't get tested.

Self-monitor for symptoms

Wear a mask and take other precautions during travel

What are the COVID guidelines for International and Domestic passengers?

Almost all destinations require a negative RTPCR test, usually from within 48 – 72 hours before travel. However, not all labs can deliver results within that time frame, especially if the number of coronavirus cases has increased in the area. It is best to call ahead to get an estimate to know how long the results may take.

Antibody tests and rapid antigen tests are not accepted during travel. But rapid PCR tests (sometimes called RT-PCR tests) are commonly acceptable for travel. You can read FAQ’s about RTPCR test

Do You Need a Covid-19 RT-PCR Test for Business Travel?

Yes, whether for short trips or extended travel periods, all air passengers must be required to have a negative Covid-19 test result or documentation of recovery from Covid-19 before boarding a flight. The test report validity differs from 48 – 72 hours depending on the destination country compliances. Please check with your airlines to ensure the test validity requirements to avoid rejection at the counter. 

How can I book the Covid RTPCR test before travel?

You can log on to Health Atmos and fill in a request for the RTPCR test. You can fill in all details correctly and also choose the time and date of your preference. We cover over 25 states in India and are the largest aggregator of Covid RT-PCR tests in India.

Once we receive your request for the RTPCR test, we will fix your appointment as per your requested preferences. A covid sample collection agent will come to your house or office to collect your swab sample. We ensure your report is as per your destination country and send your soft copy within the time limit.

  • You can fill the Appointment form and choose Lab walk-in or Home collection as per availability or your preference.
  • You will get a call to confirm your appointment.
  • After the sample is collected and tested, your report will be uploaded to our website. A message will be sent to your registered mobile number with a link to download the report.
  • We will share your reports with Govt. bodies as per the guidelines of ICMR.

Why choose Health Atmos?

Health Atmos provides a home pick-up service for easy and safe testing for RT-PCR. We serve in more than 120 cities and towns in India and we provide reports online as per ICMR approved guidelines.

  • Health Atmos has been formed by leaders of healthcare and we have a tie-up with Pan India labs (ICMR APPROVED LABS).
  • You will receive the RT-PCR test Results 24-48 hrs after the receipt at the laboratory.
  • The RT-PCR test with Health Atmos is accurate and affordable.

We serve across India, Qatar, Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Germany, Egypt, Italy and fast expanding to other global destinations.

Health Atmos will help you to organize your COVID-19 test before your travel and facilitate Lab walk-ins at a time convenient for you. You can also request a home collection service as per your requirement. All the labs partnered with us are ICMR approved Pan India. We will even try to accommodate your urgent requirements after discussing them with our lab partners. Health Atmos will take care of your test while you make other travel arrangements.

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