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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Is the UK exempt from providing a negative PCR test when traveling to Spain?

I was planning on visiting the Balearic Islands (Mallorca) at the beginning of June (4-6th) from the UK. Method of transport would be air, landing in Palma. I did a bit of research and came across the ...
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Travel restriction to USA from India for a PhD student (with F1 visa) [migrated]

I am currently a 4th year PhD student (with a valid F1 visa) who came to visit his family in India for a short trip but then due to the unfortunate circumstances, USA put a travel restriction on India....
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Where can I view quarantine or other COVID-19 requirements for airline crew?

https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php sometimes mentions quarantine or other COVID-19 requirements for airline crew, e.g. for Thailand: Airline crew are subject to self-isolation until their ...
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Where and how does one get a COVID-19 PCR test in Abkhazia?

Several online articles from late April 2021 (such as this one) indicate that travellers re-entering Russia from Abkhazia must present a negative result from a COVID-19 PCR test. Assuming that this ...
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Right now (mid-May 2021), do vaccinated travelers coming from a COVID “risk area” are required to stay in quarantine when visiting Germany?

I would like to visit Germany (departure from Romania, time ~ end of August) and I am trying to understand if I can do that without the need to stay in quarantine. According to Robert Koch Institut ...
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Do I need to fill out the Austrian pre-travel-clearance for transiting through Vienna International Airport?

I have booked a flight to the UK transiting through Vienna International Airport, and recently I received an email (from the airline) asking me to fill out pre-travel-clearance for Austria, which ...
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US CBP APIS and COVID-19

A traveler is trying to check in online for an Austrian airlines itinerary originating in a non-Schengen country, with a change in Vienna, with the final destination being the US. The traveler ...
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Travelling to the US as the spouse of a citizen

So I'm married to an american citizen and I'm thinking of flying by myself to the US to get the vaccine (some states allow this). In my case I have a passport from an ESTA country (Spain) and I've ...
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Can foreign tourists arrive in the UK from amber list countries?

Current UK guidance reads: "You should not travel to amber list countries or territories for leisure purposes." I assume however that this is talking about UK citizens travelling TO amber ...
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Are there additional entry requirements for Canadians returning overland given the Covid-19 pandemic?

I am a Canadian living in San Diego since 1973 as a legally registered alien, a green carder. I have a Canadian passport and an American Visa. I want to go home to visit my mother, who is living with ...
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Can a non-US citizen transit through Frankfurt Airport during COVID en route to the US? [duplicate]

I intend to travel from a non-Schengen country to the United States via air and transit through the Frankfurt Airport. I understand such transit does not require entry to the Schengen Zone, however ...
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Get 2nd dose of COVID vaccine in the US as a tourist

I recently got my 1st dose of (Pfizer) COVID vaccine in Canada and might have to wait 2-4 months (likely 2) for my 2nd dose. I don't want to get into the debate about whether this is acceptable from a ...
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Do I need to quarantine in Poland when I have a negative test after arriving from outside the Schengen area?

I have a question regarding required quarantine in Poland. There are two websites I do not get which one is correct? https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/travel Stated that Since 23 January, persons ...
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What do I need to have to travel from Estonia to Ukraine during the COVID-19 pandemic?

There was a requirement to have a negative COVID-19 test if you visit Latvia from Estonia in January 2021. I haven't check what is the current situation is. P.S. useful links always welcome.
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How much is the insurance contribution of inbound travel insurance for Thailand [closed]

This is related to the new STV granted from Thailand and required for this Visa (see red link on page). Every report with experience by that is much appreciated.
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Proof of vaccination for entry to EU

The EU have announced that they will let people travel to the bloc from the US provided they have been vaccinated, starting sometime in June, but is anything known about what proof they will require? ...
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Do I need to get a COVID-19 test when flying from Italy to the Netherlands?

I am planning to travel from Bergamo to Eindhaven with Ryanair. Do I have to take a COVID-19 test? If yes, do I need a PCR test or a rapid antigen swab?
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Getting from Bangladesh to Malaysia with current restrictions

I'm a UK citizen, two-shot vaccinated against COVID-19, now in Chattogram, Bangladesh. I really want to leave Bangladesh and return to my family in Malaysia. I just can't figure my way through the ...
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How many times do i have to be vaccinated to be able to travel to Austria?

I consider traveling to austria after may 19th. (I am German and would start my journey in Germany). According to https://www.austria.info/de/service-und-fakten/coronavirus-situation-in-oesterreich/...
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Can I travel to Dubai without a smartphone?

The United Arab Emirates is currently open for tourism, subject to certain COVID-19–related rules, which are set out on the government's travel website and which vary slightly from emirate to emirate. ...
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Transit in Doha without visa

Since Qatar is the only Gulf country that hasn't banned travel from India yet. I am a non-Indian living in India, and I booked a ticket from India to Doha through Indigo and another ticket from Doha ...
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Is there really no way for Australian citizens to return home from India right now legally?

I just read that Australia has passed a law that makes it illegal for citizens to return home from India. Is there absolutely no way to do it? Can't the embassy in New Delhi assist in some way? I ...
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Covid restrictions on transiting through Spain from US to Turkey

I'm a Moldova citizen(with F-1 visa) travelling from US to Turkey through Spain. There are no visa requirements for transiting EU and visiting Turkey. Unclearness of covid restrictions is bothering me....
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Dual nationality - France<->Russia with ID card

I live, work and study in France. I have an internship opportunity in Russia in May. I have both nationalities. Flights: France -> Russia (May) Russia -> France (August) I have the following ...
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Quarantine Rule in New York

I am planning to visit New York from Dubai (UAE) in two weeks' time. What is the Quarantine Rule in NY at the moment? Are tourist attractions open in NY? Thanks,
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Risks with applying for National Interest Exception for Travel to the US

My employer (in Sweden) wants me to prepare for a possible trip to the US in May. They believe that we will be able to get a National Interest Exception for entering the US despite current ...
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What kind of proof of residency is accepted by Disneyland?

Disneyland is set to reopen on April 30th for California residents: Until further notice, only California residents may visit the parks, and in groups no larger than 3 households, in line with ...
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Is it futile to apply for UK Visitor Visa if country is added to red list

Does it make sense to apply for a UK visitor visa if your resident country has been added to the red-list? What are the chances for getting a visa in such cases? Has anyone here applied in such ...
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US citizen traveling to China on Q2 visa - COVID19

My Q2 visa (for visiting relatives in China) dates from 2015 and will be valid until 2025. At the start of the COVID19 pandemic, every visa that had been issued before a certain date in 2020 became ...
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Applying for a US visa interview at another country as a non-resident [closed]

I am an international PhD student at a US university. Due to the COVID-19 embassy closure, my spouse can not apply for an F-2 dependent visa at the local embassy to travel to the US. However, she can ...
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Currently in a UK red list country. Can I travel to a country that's not in red list and then travel to UK?

I am a student in the UK. I am currently in a red list country and the Hotel Quarantine is too expensive. If I travel to a country that is not on the red list for 2 weeks and then travel to the UK, ...
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During COVID, which Schengen Zone countries can be entered through non-Schengen corridor countries, without quarantine? (April 2021)

As a resident of Ukraine (US passport holder), I'd like to know which Schengen Zone countries can be entered (I'd like to avoid the possible war in Ukraine, I assume border guards would currently look ...
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What are current rules for short stays in England?

Traveling from Spain to England. Madrid to London. Not in red list. Government site says tests are needed for the second and eighth day. Shorter stays are not mentioned. What if I stay three days - ...
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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 that 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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