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Air Travel Reaches Pre-Pandemic Levels

July 9, 2021

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What's happening?

According to the Transportation Security Administration, over 10M people passed through checkpoints over the US holidays between July 1-5—the highest since the pandemic’s onset. Checkpoints even saw a higher rate of air travelers on Thursday and Friday than on the same weekend in 2019.

How does this affect you?

As travel resumes, your organization is likely to be either planning or considering business travel in 2021. But travel risks look very different in 2021 than they did in 2019. Without an informed security plan, threats like COVID-19 variant transmission, social unrest, and changes in travel restrictions could put your personnel at greater risk.

How can you stay secure?

To stay more informed and prepared as your organization returns to business travel, you can:

  • Read our new blog or sign up for this upcoming webinar to learn more about travel risks and security strategies in the post-COVID world.
  • Use public data from social media and deep and dark web sources to assess potential threats—like variant outbreaks and public violence—in your organization’s travel destinations.
  • Use localized news and media sources to stay ahead of sudden changes in travel restrictions and requirements along planned routes.
  • Refresh your business travelers’ knowledge of cybersecurity best practices while traveling—and keep them informed about emerging risks like malicious QR codes.