My company now has officially banned travel to China, South Korea, and Italy. Even if for personal reasons.
They can do that?
If my employer pulled that stunt, they would have two problems on their hands.
50% of the workforce would go where they want, when they want (if it's in their own time), and "forget" to tell their employer - it's none of their business. Not in the free world anyways....
The other half of the workforce would be busy looking for new jobs.
I could possibly understand if you are in a critical role (say a doctor) and interface with the public who expect you to be healthy (even if they aren't).
But the rest of us?
Next you'll be telling me your employer won't be doing business with anyone who has been to China, Korea, Italy.... otherwise these measures are pointless. Come back to me when your company starts turning away paying customers based on where they have been in the last month.
What would be more persuasive is peer pressure from your work colleagues, asking if you enjoyed your "long weekend", and BTW where did you go.....?
I expect we would suddenly find that an awful lot of business decisions could be accomplished via e-mail and video conferences. Nobody would be hanging around at the coffee machine, and productivity would skyrocket. This could be the death of unnecessary business travel, and a massive impact for the airline industry.
Nothing to see here; move along please.