Big European companies have begun to prohibit or limit business travel for employees as the coronavirus epidemic continues to accelerate.
Nestlé, the world’s largest food company, said Thursday that it asked all 291,000 of its employees not to travel until mid-March. “Domestic travel will, where possible, be supplemented by alternate means of communication,” said the company’s spokesperson.
The spokesperson for L’Oreal said that all business trips had been suspended “as a precautionary measure” until the end of March. Consumer goods giant Unilever said that travel to and from northern Italy and other affected countries had been limited. Beyond that the guidance is “business-critical travel only,” said the company’s spokesperson.