Our company is submitting a business proposal for which a meeting has been arranged by the potential client which is located in different city than my work location. While our company has numerous travel policies during COVID-19 situation, my manager is going to attend the meeting. He would be driving his own car and I have a strong feeling that he will ask me to travel along with him just to share the driving efforts.
While this is not a reasonable argument for him to ask me to travel along since our policies doesn't permit this. He is trying to make stronger argument using other tricks such as claiming his laptop getting crashed just 2 days prior to travel. So he can say since his laptop is not functioning, I will have to accompany him along with my laptop. Based on my past experiences, I have a strong feeling that he will definitely ask me to travel along with him. How can I deny when he asks me to travel?
PS: Our travel policy quotes that the company supports any employee's decision to travel/not to travel out of their residence during pandemic due to reasonable COVID-19 related concerns.