Coronavirus Info Center


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Center

We launched this section of our website in March of 2020 in order to provide you with the latest pandemic-related information and how the outbreak was impacting global shipments. Since then, we’ve been sharing breaking news, links to relevant expert sources and insights from The Quick Group’s logistics specialists. Though we had been updating this page less frequently as lockdowns and travel bans decreased with the vaccine rollout, we now find ourselves contending with a new strain of the COVID-19 variant, Omicron. We will now be publishing updates as the situation evolves on this web page, as well as on our website’s Service Alerts pages and our social media channels.

And, as always, whenever you have a question or need additional information—whether COVID-related or not—please contact your local customer service office or your Quick/Sterling representative. You can also send a question to one of our global logistics specialists via our Ask the Experts page. No matter how you’d like to connect with us, please don’t hesitate to reach out—and remember that when the unexpected happens, we are here for you.

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30 Nov, 2021

8 Tips for Keeping Your Critical Life Science Shipments Moving

17 Feb, 2021

What to do after being vaccinated

17 Feb, 2021

9 Ways the Pandemic Will Change Travel in 2021

06 Jan, 2021

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson reimposed a national lockdown in England following a spike in new COVID-19 cases.

23 Dec, 2020

New strain of COVID-19 in the UK prompts travel ban

List of countries banning UK arrivals

On Sunday, December 20th, countries across Europe and beyond began closing their borders to travelers from the United Kingdom, in an effort to contain a new COVID-19 variant first reported in England. As of this posting, the following countries have issued a travel ban for flights arriving from the UK:

Ethiopia Africa No ET Suspended Flights
Canary Islands Africa No Closed from UK
Morocco Africa No Closed from UK
Seychelles Africa No Closed from UK
Mauritius Africa No Closed from UK
Tunisia Africa No TU Suspended Flights
South Africa Africa No Closed from UK
Argentina Americas No Closed from UK
Bolivia Americas No Closed from UK
Canada Americas No re-opened from UK
Chile Americas No Closed from UK
Colombia Americas No Closed from UK
El Salvador Americas No Closed from UK
Granada Americas No Closed from UK
Peru Americas No Closed from UK
Hong Kong Asia No Closed from UK
India Asia No Closed from UK from 23/12
Albania Asia No Closed from UK
Singapore Asia No Added border Restrictions
Austria Europe No Closed from UK
Belgium Europe No re-opened from UK
Bulgaria Europe No Closed from UK
Czech Republic Europe Yes Open
Denmark Europe No Closed from UK
Estonia Europe No Closed from UK
Finland Europe No Closed from UK
France Europe No re-opened from UK
Germany Europe No re-opened from UK
Ireland Europe No re-opened from UK
Latvia Europe No Closed from UK
Lithuania Europe No Closed from UK
Luxembourg Europe No Closed from UK
Malta Europe No Closed from UK
Moldova Europe Yes Flight on 22nd/24th then suspended until further notice
Netherlands Europe No re-opened from UK
North Macedonia Europe No Closed from UK
Norway Europe No Closed from UK
Poland Europe No Closed form midnight
Portugal Europe No Closed from UK
Russia Europe No Closed from UK
Spain Europe No Closed from UK
Sweden Europe No Closed from UK & Denmark
Switzerland Europe Yes Next flight accepting Cargo 23/12
Turkey Europe No Freighter option today
Iran Middle East No Freighter option today
Israel Middle East No Closed Airspace
Jordan Middle East No Closed from UK
Oman Middle East No Closed from UK
Saudi Arabia Middle East No Closed from UK
Fiji Oceania No Closed from UK

The Quick/Sterling team is closely monitoring the situation and will publish updates as news develops.

Please contact your local Customer Service Center 24/7 with any questions about your shipments.

15 Dec, 2020

Safe Celebrations during the pandemic

12 Dec, 2020

Does weather affect the spread of the coronavirus outside?

08 Dec, 2020

Quick Specialty Logistics ebook

07 Dec, 2020

Three factors to help you make safer choices during COVID-19

06 Dec, 2020

COVID-19 State and Local Policy Dashboard

11 Nov, 2020

World Cord Blood Day

Quick is proud to once again serve as the official sponsor of World Cord Blood Day (WCBD) 2020, a virtual event taking place on Tuesday, November 17th. Together, with the Save the Cord Foundation, WCBD provides the global community with critical information about how cord blood is used to develop life-saving treatments. We’re also proud to be the most experienced global transportation provider of cord blood and stem cells for transplant or research. Our team of life science experts and robust technology enable Quick to meet the time-sensitive requirements for cord blood shipments—ensuring that the integrity and temperature are maintained throughout transport. Be a part of the WCBD 2020 Virtual Conference! First, watch the video featuring Save the Cord Foundation’s Charis Ober and Quick’s Monroe Burgess.

Then register today for the event so you can learn, educate and advocate the critical role cord blood plays in saving lives. If you have any questions in the meantime, please drop us a line!
20 Oct, 2020

It’s flu season in the middle of a pandemic -- experts say it could be a “twindemic.” But how do you tell the difference?

02 Oct, 2020

Disaster preparedness is something that the Quick team is focused on especially during the pandemic.

02 Oct, 2020

When natural disasters strike, communication with family and friends can be difficult.

23 Sep, 2020

Aircraft Manufacturer Required Shipment of an Urgent Part for a Grounded Major Medical Operator for Medical Mission in Australia During COVID-19

One of Sterling’s customers, an aircraft manufacturer, needed to ship an urgent spare part for one of its aircraft used by the world’s largest medical operators. The medical operator needed to utilize the aircraft to transport doctors during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
23 Sep, 2020

Critical Part for an AOG Situation Needed for Australian Government Rescue Operation During COVID-19 Pandemic

08 Sep, 2020

Commuting to work: tips for reducing coronavirus risk

Quick is delivering for clients all over the world - that's a day's work for us! But your work likely takes you to places closer to your home. If you're going to be commuting to your job, whether it is by bus, train, ride share, subway or bike, here are a few helpful tips on how to help reduce the risk of on your commute.
02 Sep, 2020

With so many masks to choose from, how do you select the one that's most effective against spreading COVID-19?

A recent Duke University study that looked at different styles of masks, from the gaiter to a DIY mask, to help you make the best choices.
02 Sep, 2020

The TSA announced a recent exemption that passengers are allowed to bring hand sanitizer up to 12 oz in carry-on bags when flying.

Disinfectant wipes are also good to go with no size or quantity limitations. For an updated list on what you can bring while traveling, visit: