Questions tagged [covid-19]

Questions about the outbreak of Covid-19 disease and the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, commonly called the Wuhan Coronavirus or novel coronavirus 2019, first discovered in Wuhan, PRC.

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Do I qualify for a German visa? How do I apply?

In the website of Germany Embassy in U.K., it is stated that [...] Urgent reasons for entry exist especially in the following cases. [...] 4. Educational reasons initial entry: ...
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Can I (US Citizen) legally travel to France and Back right now? (late May 2020)

I have been riding out the pandemic in the UK with my girlfriend (she is a UK citizen only) but I am a US citizen. We want to do a holiday somewhere but she can't come to the US. But can I leave ...
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Best way of going from Frankfurt to Zurich in the first days of June 2020? (COVID-19)

I am from Argentina and have a flight for June 2 from Buenos Aires to Frankfurt. It lands on June 3. My final destination is Zurich, to start my PhD. So basically I need a way to travel from Frankfurt ...
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Traveling with a seaman's pass from UK to France mid-June, must one quarantine for 14 days upon arrival?

We would need to travel mid June from UK to France by air and at the moment we understand that from June 8th France would require us to go into quarantine for 14 days. This is a work trip so that ...
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What to do when airline does not update you regarding refunds?

Back in February I cancelled a flight I booked with AirChina and asked for a refund due to COVID-19 cases. I would know later that my refund request was processed on March and I was informed, ...
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EU261, cancelled connection and predating duty of care

BA cancelled my EDI-LHR flight with a mail sent 13 days and some hours before departure. From LHR I was meant to take a Lufthansa flight (to Europe) on the same day, which has not been cancelled. Now,...
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Passenger rights for canceled multi cities flight

I booked a multi-cities flight back in Jan 2019 for a travel plan at the end of July 2020. It was all in one itinerary but with 3 airline companies and total 4 cities, 10 flights. I purchased 3 such ...
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Am I allowed to travel from Romania to the Netherlands in current COVID-19 situation?

I have an urgent demand from a client in the Netherlands with regards to a ship repair job. I'm a Dutch citizen, with Romanian residence. As far as I could understand from all the media, ...
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I live in the US. My sister just passed in Canada

I live in the US and my sister just passed. Would that be considered essential to cross the Canadian land border and if so, would I still be required to quarantine for 14 days? Anyone have a clue? I ...
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Will company deny boarding because of covid-related travel restrictions?

I am planning on traveling to the EU in the coming days, leaving from the US. I am the spouse of an EU citizen. My spouse and I will be traveling together and based on this, https://ec.europa.eu/info/...
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How to generate a Shanghai QR Code for a foreign 3y old kid?

Due to the 2020 epidemic, museums in Shanghai are restricting access to kids who can show a green "Shanghai QR Code". As a traveller, how do I get a "Shanghai QR Code" for my 3y old kid who is a ...
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May an alien visa-holder enter the US from Europe?

I have an immigrant visa and I'm an immediate relative of a US resident.. I called the CBP to make sure that I can enter and he warned me not to travel through Europe because I'll have to stay in ...
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Is a spouse of a US permanent resident exempt from the travel ban? I am a U.K. passport holder [duplicate]

Two questions; Are spouses of permanent residents currently allowed to travel to the US? I want to get back to my husband as I do not want to be separated at the moment. If they are exempt, how do I ...
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When will it be possible to travel again within the EU? [duplicate]

My family is italian, I live in Sweden and I will get married soon. I cannot find any information on who is handling and when it will be possible to travel to and from Italy/Sweden
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Is there a mandatory quarantine for US citizens travelling from Iran

This is a follow up to my previous question. My mother is a US citizen and she is currently stuck in Iran. This is her itinerary for June 12: THY879: IKA -> IST TK05 : IST -> ORD I had to ...
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MEA cancelled flight due to coronavirus

I bought 2 tickets from Switzerland to Lebanon and back for this June. I bought the tickets with the Middle Eastern Airlines. Unfortunately, both flights were cancelled in April and no reason was ...
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UK visitor visa refund if the visa already issued

In the beginning of 2020, I applied for and was granted a UK visitor visa for 6 months. Its starting date was April 1st and it will expire in September. Theoretically, I will be able to enter as I am ...
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Can I travel to Nepal from UAE with a Indian passport during the COVID situation [duplicate]

I am living in Dubai. I would like to know if I can travel to Nepal with my Indian passport without a visa in the COVID-19 situation directly from the UAE.
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May an Estonian enter Germany at FRA during COVID-19?

I have a co-founder for a startup we've been working on and my co-founder is from Estonia. He already has a flight ticket on May 18th, 2020 with FRA as final destination. We have been finding it very ...
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Should I take any further action to get a refund or is Ryanair telling me I just have to wait?

Follow up on this question of mine. I have received an e-mail from Ryanair informing me of the cancellation of the flight. This e-mail, invites me to accept a 12-months valid voucher (which could be ...
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Can I get full refund after the connecting flight gets cancelled in a booking trough a travel agency

I had made a booking to travel from London to Greece some days ago. There were two flights in the booking. The second flight got cancelled and I am looking for the travel agency to refund me for the ...
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How did the USA airport authorities allow the Sunny Leone family to reach the USA during COVID-19 lockdown?

How did the USA airport authorities allow the Sunny Leone family to reach the USA during COVID-19 lockdown? Source
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When will commercial flights from Italy start again after the Covid-19 lockdown? [closed]

When will commercial flights from Italy start again after the Covid-19 lockdown?
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What (if any) countries are either open to or have set definitive plans to allow international tourism?

Around mid-March 2020, most countries entered some form of lock down in an effort to contain outbreaks of the novel coronavirus (nCov-19). As part of these lock downs, most forms of tourism were ...
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Car travel through France to Spain - what restrictions are in place due to Covid19? [closed]

I have a villa in Spain that I was planning to go to at the end of July. I know that all borders were at one time closed - but I am also now told that they are open? but, in Spain, you need a green ...
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study trip to Israel and Palestine [duplicate]

good evening. I would like to create a university thesis on the karst aquifer of the Darga located not far from Jerusalem. Due to the covid-19, travel from Italy is very difficult. Are arrivals ...
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Can a non-EU citizen get a connecting flight from Japan to the UK via the EU during the Covid-19 pandemic?

My partner is coming from Japan to the UK next month to deal with some visa issues (we are applying for a family visa in the UK). She is a Japanese citizen. Most flights from Japan to the UK have a ...
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Can I be given a voucher without my consent?

During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic (ongoing at the time of writing, 2020-05-06), many airlines are cancelling flights and then offering vouchers instead of refunds. Several questions address this ...
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Is completing IMM 5257B (Schedule 1) necessary for in-Canada application of extension of visitor status?

During the application for an extension of visitor status inside Canada, the IRCC online application indicates Schedule 1 - Application for a Temporary Resident Visa Made Outside Canada (IMM 5257) (...
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What is the maximum occupancy of a typical budget airline given 2m social distancing? [closed]

For a typical no-frills airline using a three-aisle-three layout, at economy class density, what is the maximum possible occupancy which maintains a distance of at least two meters between each ...
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Can passengers flying into Thailand do the mandatory 14-day quarantine at home?

Can passengers flying into Thailand do the mandatory 14-day quarantine at home? I read contradictory information in articles published today (2020-05-04) and yesterday on two well-known news websites:...
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Immediate relative visa to the US about to expire [closed]

I applied for my mother to be able to migrate and reside in the United States, after months of following the appropriate procedures and waiting to hear a response from USCIS, and later the NVC her ...
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Flight Cancellation [duplicate]

I was due to fly out to Lisbon on 7th May with TAP Portuguese Airlines. I bought two tickets through Edreams and one through GotoGate. I managed to speak with GotoGate who is applying for a refund ...
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How can I (US Citizen) bring my girlfriend (UK Citizen) back to the US with me under lockdown?

Just called the government. They said we have to be married. We are not married. Might get married as long as we could get divorced right after. Apparently some county clerks are doing virtual ...
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Did SQ-242, fly from Sydney to Singapore on 8th April 2020? [duplicate]

Was Flight No SQ-242 Singapore Airlines from Sydney to Singapore on 8th April 2020, cancelled due to the Corona virus and border controls in Australia?
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Filing mother's B2 visa extension - Do I need to mention myself as Preparer & Interpreter mandatorily?

Mother's B2 visa stay expiring 17-May-20. Need to file extension. Started filling online I-539 on USCIS portal, have few questions: Do I need to mandatorily mention my name/details, if I am preparing ...
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Waiving the fees for extension of stay ( I-539) for visitors who are stuck in USA [closed]

My parents who are currently here in the US for visiting are not able to go back due to covid-19 flight cancellations. Hence I would have to file for extension, but why is the fees not being waived as ...
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Is “relatively low” flight prices plus “no fee for change” as good as it sounds?

For family reasons, I'm planning a trip from A to B. Airlines are currently not operating the route but flights are already available for the coming weeks, at less than normal prices. Airlines are ...
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At transit or layover, have checked-in luggage transferred to the next airline without passenger retrieval and re-drop

Is there any way to book two connected flights (from different airlines; each one on a unrelated website): without passing via 3rd party agency (online or not) still being able to organize the ...
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Are there any restrictions on European citizens entering Mexico during the coronavirus pandemic?

As mentioned in a related question, I need to fly from the US to Europe and back due to some urgent unfortunate business. On my way back I will need to stay out of the Schengen area for 14 days before ...
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Is there a route that would allow a European citizen to travel from the US and back during the COVID-19 pandemic?

I'm a European citizen living in the US on a work visa. Due to some unfortunate circumstances, I need to urgently visit my home country. However I would like to get back to the US after my visit is ...
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Need a full refund not a voucher due to Covid [duplicate]

We bought a ticket to Spain and the airline was TAP Portugal for this summer for my daughters study abroad program. She was suppose to leave on May 24th. She recieved a voucher to use in a year but ...
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Are the Guatemala -> Mexico borders near Tapachula open?

Is it currently (28-Apr-2020) possible for Europeans to cross from Guatemala into Mexico overland at one of the two borders close to Tapachula: (1) Tecun Umán / Hidalgo or (2) Carmen / Talismán. I ...
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Norwegian Air ticket conversion to CashPoints because of COVID19 is not working for me, why?

I had booked a ticket for two for June 2020 from Bulgaria to Finland before COVID19 happened. Now I want to cancel or refund my ticket, but the only option there is on the website of Norwegian Airline ...
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No assistance from airlines to return home after cancellation (due to COVID19), can I get compensated under EC 261?

Last month, Morocco went into lockdown while I was there on holiday. I had tickets with BA. At that time some flights were cancelled but then so-called rescue flights were reinstated. Airlines such ...
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Get a refund for a flight to a country that has closed its borders due to COVID-19

So I booked a flight with British Airways from the United States (transferring in the UK) to Sweden months ahead of time before COVID-19 was on the radar. Sweden has now closed its borders to visitors....
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VLS-TS traveling to France amid covid19

I have a French long-stay visa ("visa de long sejour-titre de sejour" or VLS-TS) that was recently issued in February. I was going to travel to France in the middle of March, but, due to covid-19, my ...
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Flight ticket combination only available through agency

I'd like to fly within Europe in these troubled days. Air France has a good combination (with a short connection of 50 minutes in CDG, with change of terminal). However, AF websites doesn't sell the ...
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Stuck in US due to coronavirus - travel visa will expire before flights are available [duplicate]

My cousin was supposed to fly back to Poland on May 27, but we just found out yesterday that her flight is cancelled and the earliest flight back is mid July - her six-month travel visa will expire ...
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How do the Thai air-traveling authorities determine if someone must be assigned a special seat reserved for at-risk passengers in the plane?

I read this quote from a flyer by the PR Thai Government Facebook page summarizing CAAT and airport authorities' new rules and measures: Special seats must be reserved for at-risk passengers on ...

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