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2022 Annual Meeting: Health and safety travel resources

The first priority of the Academy is the safety of all those attending the Annual Meeting

Currently, the AAD will not be imposing any COVID-19 proof of vaccination to attend the 2022 Annual Meeting. The AAD will continue following all CDC guidelines, as well as state, local, and facility regulations.

For those traveling internationally, there may be additional requirements in place. Please check with your airline and current U.S. entry guidelines.

Currently, there is a mask mandate in Boston and at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. We are following all CDC guidelines related to COVID-19 and particularly CDC guidelines and convention center recommendations for large group events. We will be continually monitoring the situation and also CDC guidelines, as well as state, local, and facilities guidelines and mandates.

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority along with their partner vendors and agencies are following the guidelines set forth by the CDC and World Health Organization (WHO).

Health and safety travel resources

As you prepare to attend the 2022 AAD Annual Meeting, we encourage you to use the resources below for the latest health and safety travel information.

Check for updates

Travelers should check back frequently for any updates to current policies and guidelines.

Travel safety resources

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CDC Travelers' Health

View the CDC's most recent travel health guidelines and information.

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Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)

View the latest traveler health and safety practices for the Boston Logan International Airport.

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Indoor mask mandate

Face coverings are required for all indoor public settings in the city of Boston.

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COVID-19 testing sites

The city of Boston partners with community health centers, hospitals, and pharmacies to increase access to COVID-19 testing.

Be Your Real ID self

On May 3, 2023, U.S. travelers must be REAL ID compliant to board domestic flights and access certain federal facilities. Are you ready?

Air travel

Air travel alerts

Travelers should allow for more time prior to departure and be aware that the TSA Security Checkpoint process has implemented procedures to reduce direct contact, increase social distancing, and allow for personal hand sanitizer.

Currently, all major airlines have a face covering policy and travelers are highly encouraged to bring their own. Travelers are encouraged to review the specific information provided by each airline they are flying.

Hotel and lodging

The majority of major hotel chains have introduced new cleaning and social distancing standards. Additionally, the CDC has provided recommendations on hotel travel.

Prior to departure, travelers should be aware various hotel services such as check-in, fitness centers, public areas, and food service – including breakfast availability – may be closed or modified. Travelers are encouraged to contact their individual hotel prior to arrival to understand the specific local practices and safety protocols in place.