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.


GBTA Honorary Membership

GBTA will provide business travel professionals who have been displaced due to the impact of coronavirus and the global pandemic a GBTA Honorary Membership. This membership will be valid until August 1, 2021 or until finding employment. GBTA is committed to helping the business travel community stay connected during this challenging time.

Apply for a GBTA Honorary Membership



COVID-19 Resources

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]


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


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