Questions tagged [covid-19]

Questions about the outbreak of Covid-19 disease, the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and related travel restrictions, border closures, ticket cancellations and other difficulties.

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Layover in Europe to the US - allowed?

Many people have asked questions on this site regarding the rules for layovers, with no definitive answers. The rules are constantly in flux and it is very difficult to get a clear answer from ...
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What are my options for getting a digital vaccine passport in the USA?

Related: Can I convert the CDC vaccination card issued for COVID into an International Certificate of Vaccination? I finally got my second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in the USA. I received my white ...
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What are entry requirements for Germany via Netherlands for German resident from variant country?

I am a German permanent resident holder so I can enter Amsterdam and Germany. I have a flight arriving 17 April 2021 in Amsterdam from South Africa (variant area) and then same day another flight to ...
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Do I need to quarantine in Colombia if I have a negative Covid test?

Colombia does require a negative Covid test for entry. If it's impossible for you to take one they allow getting one in Colombia and quarantine until the results are in. However, I have not found any ...
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Travel to USA again - COVID-19 delays

We have a B1/B2 tourist visa which is valid till 2027. Last year, we arrived in USA on 12 February 2020. The I-94 was granted till 11-August-2020. We were all set to travel back but unfortunately the ...
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Traveling the world without entering countries?

Under Covid-19, many countries don’t allow visitors in. So I wonder whether it would be possible to travel from transit zone to transit zone, without a planned itinerary. Say, I book a ticket from ...
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Is eating permitted in La Guardia airport airport nowadays?

What is the current policy concerning eating in the domestic terminals at LGA? (Obviously, one cannot wear a mask continually while eating.) I will be flying Southwest, so I am most interested in ...
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Is eating permitted on Southwest Airlines today?

What is the current policy concerning eating on domestic (US) flights on Southwest Airlines? (Obviously, one cannot wear a mask continually while eating.) Thank you.
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Covid travel restrictions Germany

I am German and spent the last couple of months abroad. Now I am about to (/need to) go back. Reading about the newly released restrictions, I can not see if my negative covid test has to be not older ...
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Usage of cash in Europe during COVID

In US, some businesses (especially restaurants) are refusing cash, accepting payment only by card (presumably to limit transferring disease by cash). Is the same thing occurring in Europe? I'll be ...
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Can I re-enter the US by air without needing a Covid test if I've had the vaccine?

Just like the question asks, can I re-enter the USA without a Covid test if I've had the vaccine? Or will this be up to the airline to check? If so, it's American Airlines. Any anecdotal experience or ...
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How can I figure out which countries are least restricted for tourist activities?

In a few weeks, I will be fully vaccinated with both shots of BioNTech/Pfizer and therefore ready to travel internationally again. I would like to identify destinations which are least locked down, so ...
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Dubai Transit (DXB) - Do you need to install DXB Smart App?

Do you need to install DXB Smart App for transiting through DXB airport? I installed it anyway on iOS and tried to register but it hangs at "Please wait" and then just does nothing.
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Are there still meals in airliners?

Just curious, since you currently have to wear masks the entire flight. Are there no meals because of that or are there still meals on long-distance flights and you can put your mask off then? Or if ...
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Visiting Iceland: Details on quarantine regulations

I'm planning to visit Iceland for 1-2 weeks. My flight arrives on Saturday. So far I'm convinced about this few things: I'm tested already at the airport (unless I arrive past 10p.m., but that ...
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Least Covid Restricted Country Europe

I am tasked with arranging an informal meeting of two EU citizens. It can happen in the EU or somewhere near (maybe even Arab countries). I will have to arrange the hotels and hopefully some public ...
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Transiting Panama airside only - Is Health Declaration form required?

I read the IATA requirements and it wasn't 100% clear whether transiting passengers (airside only, less than 1 hour) needed to actually fill a health declaration form. Prior to check-in, all incoming ...
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Testing Kit to Transit Heathrow to Belfast?

Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK that does not require the day 2 & 8 Covid test kit for international arrivals. I'm trying to anticipate whether, when connecting in Heathrow, I will be ...
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Advice about about staying in South Africa

I have been in Cape Town on an extended visa for 14 months now (visa extensions were automatic due to the pandemic) the government's last extension expires on 31st March. Do I have the option to ...
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travelling to Denmark during covid

Can we travel to Denmark as a tourist in early April from Germany? Given that we have a residence permit for Germany. If yes, do we require corona tests? Is there any place at all where we can travel ...
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Does “2 days” before departure mean 48 hours for the COVID-19 tests to enter China, or does only the day of the COVID-19 tests matter?

IATA for China states: Negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 2 days before departure and a negative IgM anti-body test result issued at most 2 days before departure. ...
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Transit through Austria without a stopover - covid-19

I plan to fly from Israel to Hungary via Austria, on this route: Flight from Israel to Vienna> and then a taxi ride from Vienna to Budapest. In the Corona Regulations of Austria I see listed: "...
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For which reasons might a UK immigration officer refuse entry at the border with a valid visa? Are there stricter criteria during the pandemic?

My significant other has just been granted a 6 month multiple entry visitor visa to the UK. They visited the UK twice before in 2019 with another visitor visa. I haven't seen them for 14 months due to ...
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What are the travel restrictions if I take a flight from USA to India which stops in London or Dubai?

I am travelling to India for my vacation. I am planning to book a flight from USA to India roundtrip. I currently live in North Carolina, USA and trying to fly through Air India as it has direct ...
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What does “transit time” mean for the Maldives's rule regarding COVID testing?

The Maldives have a rule that if transit time is greater than 24 hrs then you need a new covid test not just their 96hr pre departure. My flight LAX-DXB-MLE is 16hr, with a 7 hr stop/layover in DXB ...
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Where can I refill my water bottle at Doha (DOH) airport during the COVID-19 pandemic? [closed]

The typical water refilling stations near the restroom appear to be closed: I don't know whether that's the case for all water refilling stations or just the one I saw, and whether there exist other ...
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Is the New Jersey quarantine rule a legal requirement or merely a recommendation? [migrated]

According to the official New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub as of March 8, 2021 (emphasis in original), Travelers and residents returning from any U.S. state or territory beyond the immediate ...
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do you need to self quarantine if visiting san diego or los angeles?

Back in January visitors had to self quarantine for 14 days. Is that still the case? The Regional Stay at Home order cited in the last SE question on the subject was lifted on Jan 25. This would be a ...
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Work trip to two Australian clients - letters of invitation and visa extension

My friend is an Italian specialist who travels quite often for work; in April he'll have to go to Australia to fix a problem for Client A. The client has sent him a Letter of Invitation that will ...
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A little confused by “final destination” for the Air Suvidha form

I'm filling out the Air Suvidha Self Declaration form on the New Delhi Airport's website. This is a form all international-arrival passengers have to fill out, and attach their negative COVID test to. ...
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Flying to Geneva — can I enter France without entering Switzerland first?

I'm flying to Geneva in September (from US). If I exit the airport on the French side, have I legally entered Switzerland? I'm asking because Switzerland has different Covid restrictions than France,...
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Were companies required to issue pandemic flight vouchers in the US?

Back when the pandemic first landed in the US, we cancelled some flights that we had booked. The company we booked through offered us vouchers that ostensibly expired at the end of this year (9 ...
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COVID air restrictions within Mexico?

If denied boarding for a flight to USA from Jalisco or Sinaloa, what are the current restrictions on a flight from either of those states, or Nayarit, to TIJ for a land crossing? I know it could ...
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What does Ecuador require to be shown on a COVID-19 PCR test in order to enter the country?

I am scheduled to fly to Ecuador (Guayaquil) in a few months from the US. Ecuador currently requires a negative COVID-19 PCR test from no more than 10 days before entry in order go avoid quarantine. I ...
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What happens if one needs to perform a COVID-19 test within x hours of a flight to Cambodia and the flight is late?

Cambodia, like some other countries, requires travelers to perform a COVID-19 test within x hours. Example. What happens if a flight to Cambodia is late by 1 or several hours and that as a result the ...
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Are restaurants, clubs and attractions open in Kyiv these days?

During the 10-20 of March, 2021, are restaurants, clubs and other attractions supposed to be open without significant restrictions?
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Counting days before/after traveling for COVID purposes

How do I count the days to figure out when I should take a COVID test, as it relates to travel? I left the airport around noon on Monday, which was my last contact with the public. I don't have any ...
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Sputnik V vaccine for non-Russians

As more Russian citizens are vaccinated and the country ramps up its production, is there any possibility that Sputnik V will become available for those traveling to Russia? Or, as an alternative, ...
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UK courier for delivering covid-19 test (fit-to-fly requirements)

Are there any reliable couriers in the UK to deliver my (used) coronavirus test kit? The most common ones like DHL and DPD do not accept them, and Royal Mail deliveries are often delayed. Travellers ...
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Does any international airport require passengers to take a COVID test when transiting?

I am not looking for a list of airports, but simply a yes/no answer, preferably with an example, so that I know whether to add this in my list of requirements to check before taking a flight that has ...
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What happens if I test positive for COVID in-transit at Doha Airport?

I know that if you test positive at the departure airport, you won't be allowed on the plane. If you test positive at the arrival airport, you will probably be sent to isolation, either at home or ...
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Indian Passport Holder travelling to India from UK during lockdown

I hold Indian Passport and UK residence permit I would like to travel india due to my fathers expected eye operation Do I need to provide a doctors letter at UK airport before departure?
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Is someone else's surgery a legally permitted reason for international travel from the UK?

I need to travel to India to attend a medical emergency. My mother needs a major surgery and she wants to see her grand kids before this surgery. She is over 85. National lock-down and International ...
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Can I find out if an American Airline flight flew March 19, 2020 [duplicate]

This was in the middle of all the Covid19 shut downs and I know we decided not to travel, but I need to know if the flight actually flew to determine credit.
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If I am going from Shenzhen to HK airport for an outbound flight, what are the covid specific rules and what airlines can I actually fly with

I am aware that sky pier and ferry service are open for SZ to HK at the moment, but not sure about the exact procedures and eligible airlines. The part of "upstream check in services" from ...
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Can I transit in the US travelling from South Africa

I am a citizen of Haiti, currently working in South Africa. I have to travel to Port-au-Prince for family reason. Can I transit to the US? I have B1/B2 visa and will take a covid test prior departure.
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Can I convert the CDC vaccination card issued for COVID into an International Certificate of Vaccination?

As the world prepares to reopen for vaccinated tourism, I'm facing a conundrum in regards to the paperwork required. If you get the COVID vaccine in the US these days, you will be issued a "...
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Travel back to France from Spain in order to complete French Residency

We must go back to our primary house in France in order to complete our French Residency there. We are both UK passport holders but live permanently in France. Having tried both French and Spanish ...
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Is there any physician at SFO who issues fit-to-fly certificates?

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, to be authorized to board the plane, some countries require a COVID-19 RT-PCR test done than 48 or 72 hours prior to the departure of the flight, followed by a ...
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Do the new Canadian hotel quarantine requirements apply to non-residents?

Canada has introduced new quarantine requirements, starting February 22nd, requiring that some travelers entering the country stay at specific quarantine hotels until their molecular COVID test result ...

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