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In response to COVID-19, our hotel partners have shared that they’ve been working diligently to enhance health and safety measures. We’ve taken steps to highlight what these new protocols entail, and which hotels have reported implementing them. 

What are these new measures? 

We've asked our hotel partners a series of detailed questions regarding health and safety protocols at their properties. Please find the full list of possible measures implemented below: 

  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant 
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment 
  • Masks are available to guests 
  • Gloves are available to guests 
  • Acrylic shield between guests and staff in main contact areas 
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer 
  • Social distancing measures are in place 
  • Contactless check-in and check-out are available 
  • Property is officially certified under a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines 
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available 
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays 

How will I know if a hotel has implemented any of these protocols? 

Look for hotels displaying this blue banner on the hotel details page. 

The banner denotes that this individual hotel has provided us with a list of its health and safety practicesThe full list of protocols followed can be found under the "Health and safety measures” section. 
Health and Safety section for hotels

Note: All information is provided directly by the hotel. Hotwire will continuously update the information as it is provided.

How will I know if a hotel has implemented any of these protocols? 

Look for hotels displaying this blue banner on the hotel details page. 

The banner denotes that this individual hotel has provided us with a list of its health and safety practicesThe full list of protocols followed can be found under the "Health and safety measures” section. 
Health and Safety section for hotels

Note: All information is provided directly by the hotel. Hotwire will continuously update the information as it is provided.

Additional tips for traveling safely 

In addition to the measures our hotel partners are implementing, we’ve compiled a list of travel guidelines from health organizations around the world (such as the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control)—to help you consider measures you should take to help reduce health risks when you travel. 

Wash your hands often 

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands. 

Wear a mask

  • Clean your hands with alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water before putting on a mask. 
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a mask or face covering and make sure there are no gaps between your face and the mask. 
  • Avoid touching the mask while using it; if you do, clean your hands with alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water. 

Coughing and sneezing etiquette 

  • If you are not wearing a mask, cover your mouth or nose with a flexed elbow or use disposable tissue and discard immediately after use. 
  • Clean hands with alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water after coughing or sneezing. 

Social distancing

  • Maintain at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) distance between yourself and others. 

Avoid traveling if unwell

  • If you have a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, a sore throat or have seen recent changes in taste or smell, medical professionals recommend you not travel. If you get sick in-trip, stay home and follow the advice of local officials. 

Anticipate travel needs 

  • It is recommended to bring enough of your medicine to last you for the entire trip, ensure you keep medication in original packaging with label intact, and have prescription paperwork with you if traveling internationally. 
  • Consider packing enough alcohol-based hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol) and keep it within easy reach; but remember some airports or airlines may have limitations on volume of liquids you can carry. 
  • Bring a cloth face covering or mask to wear in public places. 
  • Prepare food and water for your trip. Pack non-perishable food in case restaurants and stores are closed; but remember some airlines may limit your ability to carry food and beverages onboard.