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Travel Information

General COVID-19 Travel Updates

The United States and Mexico have extended restrictions on nonessential travel for an additional 30 days. Learn more.

Some countries have begun to ease restrictions put in place due to COVID-19. A comprehensive list of countries that have eased, extended, or strengthened lockdowns as of April 20, 2020 is available here.

Some companies have begun to develop applications and certification systems for employees to demonstrate COVID-19 immunity when required based on the results of the COVID-19 antibody testing. Learn more.

North American Airline Updates

Air Canada Updates
Air Canada will suspend scheduled service to the U.S. after April 26. Air Canada plans to resume service to the U.S. May 22, subject to any further government restrictions beyond that date. Air Canada is waiving change fees for affected customers with bookings during this period to enable them to reschedule their travel with no additional fee. Learn more.

American Airlines Updates
American Airlines is extending elite status for AAdvantage® members until January 31, 2022 and reducing elite status qualifications for 2020. American Airlines is also extending Admirals Club® memberships purchased from American for 6 months. Learn more.

Click here for more updates from American Airlines.

Delta Air Lines Updates
Delta is waiving all change fees for travel impacted by coronavirus. This applies to all domestic and international travel departing in March, April, May, or June 2020, as well as all tickets purchased between March 1 and May 31, 2020. Learn more.

Beginning April 13 and through June 30, 2020, Delta will continue to temporarily block middle seats, reduce the number of customers on each flight, and pause automatic advance Medallion Complimentary Upgrades (which are now processed at the gate in priority order). Learn more.

Click here for more updates from Delta Air Lines.

United Airlines Updates
On April 15, 2020, United Airlines announced cuts to its May schedule of 90% and expects similar cuts for June as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more.

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Updated Travel Restrictions

Updates to risk assessments and travel restrictions by country can be found on the CDC's Website and the US Department of State's website.

San Diego Travel

Airlines
Call CorpTrav at (800)318-3846 or go to http://corptravonline.com to make your reservation online for the 2021 San Diego annual meeting. A per reservation service fee of $15 (online) and $32 (telephone) is charged.

Airport
The San Diego International Airport (Lindbergh Field) is located 4 miles (10 minutes) from downtown San Diego. Curfew restrictions prohibit late night and early morning takeoffs between the hours of 11:30pm and 6:30am.

Airport Shuttles are an economical way to get to your hotel from the airport with rate ranging $14-$20 one-way.

Hotel Reservations for San Diego can be made online at https://www.aaos.org/annual/housing-travel/housing/.

Hotel Shuttles run between the hotels and the SDCC starting Tuesday, March 9, at 6:30 AM through Saturday, March 13, at 6:00 PM.

Rideshare Service companies, like Uber and Lyft, also provide service from the airport to downtown for $10-$21, according to the location of your hotel.

Taxi Service from the airport costs $17-$25 (one-way). Many companies provide taxicab service at San Diego International Airport. If you need a taxi, simply follow the signs leading to the Transportation Plazas. A Transportation Coordinator will place you with the first available taxi, unless you specify a particular taxicab company.

After much consideration and discussion, the Academy Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Annual Meeting scheduled for March 24-28, 2020 at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). For more information on the AAOS 2020 Annual Meeting visit here