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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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Did the flight service standard drop after Covid?

Context: I am not a frequent flier on long-distance flights. My first ~12h flights were in 2019, both with LOT airlines. Since I was a usual customer of low-cost carriers until then, I was used to ...
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What is the situation with land border crossings on the Georgia-Azerbaijan border?

Azerbaijan has extended its Special Quarantine Regime until January 2. I have been led to believe that the land border restrictions of the Special Quarantine Regime prevent any travel to Azerbaijan ...
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Is wearing a mask in public a no-no (making one look weird)?

I'm Asian, so it's natural for me to wear a mask in public. Where I grew up, it's really common to wear a mask in public transports, particularly in winter, when more people have a cold. When I ...
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What are the actual visa/entry requirements and precautions for Indians travelling to Maldives for vacation? [closed]

Websites already checked: Maldives UK high commission. Maldives Indian high commission. Maldives Ministry of Tourism. Indigo Maldives website. As an Indian wishing to go to Maldives on a solo budget ...
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Italian citizen travelling in Japan for holiday. What to do?

I am planning to visit Japan in late summer (for 1-2 weeks I am not sure yet). I am an Italian citizen with an Italian passport. I had a quick look online to see if I need to do anything regarding ...
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Type of vaccination proof required for traveling to Indonesia

Indonesia requires proof of covid vaccination for travel. Can travelers from the U.S. use this card as proof?
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How does COVID test verification work for traveling to China?

Timatic states: Passengers entering or transiting through China (People's Rep.) must have a negative COVID-19 NAAT, PCR, rapid antigen test (including home testing kit) or RT-PCR test taken at most ...
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Accompanying my vaccinated Indonesian girlfriend for a 3 week visit of Indonesia as unvaccinated person

In mid June my girlfriend (Indonesian and 3 times Covid vaccinated) and me (german and unvaccinated against Covid), will visit Indonesia for 15 days. Our first station in Indonesia is Bali (DPS). What ...
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US Vaccination Requirements end-date

This is a follow-up to my earlier question - Vaccination requirement for entering the US. I have read that the Covid public health emergency is (mostly) officially over in the US, while some ...
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Do B1-visa-holders travelling to the US for business in May 2023 need to produce proof of COVID-19 booster dose?

Do people who are going to travel to the US in May 2023 for business (with a B1 visa) need to produce proof of COVID-19 booster dose? The traveler is COVID-19-vaccinated (initial two jabs done in 2020)...
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Are non-FDA approved vaccines good for entering the US?

This page of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website states that all non-citizen, nonimmigrant traveling to the US must present proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination, and proceeds ...
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Minors and CDC Attestation requirements

We're traveling back to the US tomorrow and have been asked to complete the CDC Attestation Form. On this form it says minors (ages 2-17) are excepted from the vaccination requirement but are expected ...
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CDC Attestation Form

We have a flight back to the US tomorrow and our airline (Fiji Airways) has notified us that we will need to present a completed CDC Attestation Form at check-in. Is this form something that would ...
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Taiwan's post-pandemic "7-day SEP" policy

Since October 2022 when Taiwan opened back up for travel they've had a "7-day SEP" rule. I learned about this on Australia's "Smartraveller" site which usually has very up-to-date ...
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Is exactly this type of "CDC" covid vaccination card (shown), EXACTLY what is required on entry in to Japan currently as proof of vaccination?

Here's the exact requirement currently (2023) for entering Japan for US folks. A fresh covid test or: A COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated AND received a booster ...
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What type of face-mask should I use in Japan?

It seems that in Japan face-masks are currently recommended (not mandatory): in public transportation, and both indoors and outdoors, if there is a distance of less than aproximately 2 meters. But ...
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can a child enter the US by land without full covid vaccination?

I'm looking to travel overland from Canada to US for 3-day visit, with my 8 year old daughter. We're not US citizens or residents. According this DHS page, all travellers 2 years and older are ...
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Which U.K. Covid testing firms are recognised by Japan

Entry to Japan is now dependent on providing evidence of one of two things: Three doses of a WHO-recognised covid vaccine A negative covid test from an approved provider within 72 hours of departure ...
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After arrival at HK airport, do I need to wait for PCR result where I am tested, before heading to West Kowloon railway station?

After taking PCR (rapid PCR at Prenetics at the airport, or standard or express one at a regular site), do I need to wait there for the result? Can I take transportation to go to west Kowloon railway ...
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Where can I find locations in Hong Kong for PCR testing and for staying overnight? [closed]

Can you take a PCR test at the airport in Hong Kong in order to enter the mainland? How much does it cost and do you need to make an appointment? What is the earliest possible time to book a slot and ...
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What is contact means asked for in HKSAR Department of Health Health Declaration Form

HKSAR Department of Health Health Declaration Form https://hdf.chp.gov.hk/dhehd/hdf-hkia.jsp?lang=en-us is required to be filled out and submitted online by a person arriving at Hong Kong. The last ...
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Can these vaccine records and test tool kit satisfy the requirements for entering Hong Kong?

Do you have to meet any COVID-related requirements if you are arriving at Hong Kong International Airport and intend to take the high-speed train into mainland China? Non-Hong Kong residents aged 12 ...
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pedulilindungi app "identity photo can't be empty" error

We are going to Indonesia and apparently you need to download pedulilindungi app and add you vaccine info. I did fill out everything as required including an upload of my passport but when I hit ...
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In 2023, Are there COVID testing requirements for US citizens re-entering the US via air? [duplicate]

As of January 24, 2023, are there any COVID-19 testing requirements for US citizens flying back to the US from abroad? The CDC page on the topic is very confusing with lots of clauses for travel from ...
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How to find most current visitor entrance restrictions for Israel?

I would like to find out if visitors to Israel currently are limited to people with a first-degree relative in Israel. Where can I find accurate, current information on visitor entrance restrictions ...
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I am having trouble sending Laos's eVisa form, could I apply on an airport via Visa On Arrival?

I am having trouble sending Laos's eVisa form, could I apply on an airport in Laos (Wattay airport) via Visa On Arrival? I use Israeli passport and I am coming from Thailand. The passport has more ...
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Where can I find latest official covid-19 requirements for Thailand?

Apparently in the last few days there has been an announcement of return of covid-19 travel requirements for Thailand. I couldn't find an official page from Thai government with a simple search. My ...
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New Zealand Covid Test on Arrival: Is it still required?

We are planning to go to New Zealand next month. I'm trying to find the Covid entry requirements but it's been very confusing and contradictory The embassy's website states (https://nz.usembassy.gov/...
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Vaccination requirement for entering the US

The US TSA had set (and then extended) a vaccination requirement for non-citizens/LPRs (with a few exceptions) to enter the US until January 8, 2023. With the 8th only a couple of days away, has this ...
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Is COVID-19 vaccination required for travel to India

I have a visa for business travel to India (I'm a US citizen), but I have been unable to find a definitive statement of whether a COVID-19 vaccination is required for entry. Most of what I've seen on ...
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Fulfilling Chinese COVID testing requirements while transiting at Heathrow, London

The current COVID-19 test requirements for traveling to China consists of two PCR tests within 24 and 48 hours before departure respectively. In principle the rules can be different depending on the ...
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Do we still need PCR test / covid vax for travel to .... (AKA - how up-to-date is travel info)?

Is there an easy, systematic and / or reliable way to know what the covid-related conditions are, for flying to an arbitrary country, at an arbitrary time? I'm specifically looking to fly from UK to ...
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United Travel Ready Center rejecting COVID-19 Vaccine Documentation

I am flying to Japan via United, and their Travel Ready Center is rejecting my vaccine documentation even though I am fully vaccinated. What's wrong?
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Does one still need a negative PCR test result to take an airplane or a train to/from/within Europe in 2022?

I had planned an international visit to Europe (from South America to France, England and Denmark) for December 2022 (in two months). I got covid19 two weeks ago (Early October: I am better if still ...
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How can I cancel a Deutsche Bahn ticket? I am covid positive

I just got corona positive, and we are going to travel from Berlin to Munich on ICE. The ticket is booked via https://bahn.com in the next two days. When I am trying to cancel the ticket, I see this: ...
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Wait times at Toronto Pearson in 2022?

I'm going on vacation this coming Saturday (October 15, 2022). My flight leaves at 9:15am and I want to know how early I should be at the airport. I haven't traveled since 2020 (pre-covid), where I ...
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What are the COVID entry requirements for going to Netherlands -> India -> Thailand? [closed]

My journey is from the Netherlands to India to Thailand, I will stay a couple of weeks in India before going to Thailand, I'm going to Thailand on 7 Januari 2023. Last year I got two vaccinations in ...
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Confusion about Oct 11th date for Japan (visa free) travel? Not yet on Timatic?

It appears that as of Oct. 11th (ie, Tuesday) the rules regarding tourist travel to Japan have changed. My understanding if that as of the 11th (or perhaps 12th) you can assuming you're from a "...
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Covid vaccine requirement waiver for travel to US

My mom wants to travel to USA as a tourist. She has a medical contraindication to receiving a covid vaccine. I wonder how to apply for a waiver to covid vaccine requirement and if it is even possible ...
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Can a foreigner enter Spain unvaccinated?

Is it possible to enter Spain by plane unvaccinated? I see here that: If you travel to Spain by air (except children under 12 years of age and travellers in international transit), you must present ...
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Freeze ticket or cancel - United Airlines

I bought 3 tickets to travel to the united states for my wife and little daughter for late November 2022. My wife doesn't have an American citizenship and has a valid visa, but we didn't think about ...
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Can I leave Hong Kong after 3 days?

Recently Hong Kong government has relaxed the quarantine measures for inbound passangers. Now the arrangement is 3+4, that is 3 days medical surveillance (amber health code and restricted movement) ...
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Approved vaccine doses along with non approved vaccine for travel to US

I plan to travel to US and I have two completed doses of the Sputnik vaccine. However, Sputnik is not an approved vaccine for travel to US. Do I still need to receive a full course of the approved ...
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Is a pre-departure COVID test still required for entry into Japan?

There seems to be conflicting advice on the official Ministry of Foreign Affairs website: https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page25e_000334.html says it is necessary to present a certificate of inspection ...
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Are children exempted from Japan's new three-dose COVID vaccine requirement?

Japan recently announced that if you have received three doses of an approved COVID vaccine, you are exempted from the previous requirement to get a negative PCR test within 72 hours of departure. ...
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Where to get a PCR COVID test in Florence, Italy?

I am traveling to Florence in September, and then directly after that I am flying to another country (Qatar) that requires a PCR covid test performed within the last 48 hours. Does anyone know the ...
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travel insurance against changing covid conditions

Is there travel insurance, that would cover travel expenses in case that a change in covid regulations prevent me from taking a booked trip. Example: I book a trip to New Zealand in Feb 2023. New ...
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Do you need a negative covid test result to fly within Colombia?

Do people flying within Colombia need to show a negative covid test result?
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Current lockdown situations in Thailand and Korea?

I'm planning a trip with a friend and we're thinking of going to either Thailand (Chiang Mai) or Korea (Seoul and/or Jeju). We want to go to local places, meet and hang out with local people, go to ...
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Is there a way to go from Macau to Hong Kong by public transport?

Under normal circumstances, to go from Macau to Hong Kong, you can use the ferry (not affiliated with that any company), the bus or even the helicopter However : TurboJet says : Important Notice: In ...
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