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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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How to enter Thailand during COVID-19?

I have read somewhere that I must quarantine, but I also read something about quarantine. Can anyone explain exactly how I am supposed to enter Thailand during this situation?
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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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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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If arriving at Heathrow from a non-exempt country, what are the options for getting from the airport to your quarantine location in London?

If arriving at Heathrow from a non-exempt country, what are the options for getting from the airport to your quarantine location in London? Taxi? Uber? Public transport?
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Covid refund enquiry

I booked a flight from Newark to Lisbon with a connection to Manchester, which was a family trip... The airline had cancelled the flight, which I only found out when I went into the details of our ...
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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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Are masks still mandatory on any German long distance trains?

Deutsche Bahn states: DB has an urgent request to make of all passengers: when you are on a train, please be responsible and considerate by wearing a mask (medical-grade or FFP2), maintaining social ...
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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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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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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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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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What are the current travel restrictions on individuals entering the United States from regions affected by Covid-19?

This community wiki explains the current restrictions by the United States of America on the entry of individuals who may pose a risk of transmission of the SARS-Cov2, the virus which causes the Covid-...
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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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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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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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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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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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Do I need a PCR test for travelling from UK to Poland [closed]

I'm going to be travelling to Poland soon for a week but I can't work out if I need to get a PCR test for traveling? I'm fully vaccinated (with proof) Travelling via air (RyanAir) Filling in a ...
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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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Self declaration for recently cured covid patient -Traveling from India to USA

I was recently diagnosed with covid and plan to travel a few weeks from now from India to the US once I recover. I am on a student visa. I was under the impression that I am allowed to travel after ...
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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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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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Is a COVID-19 antiviral such as Paxlovid available in Costa Rica?

Is a COVID-19 antiviral such as Paxlovid readily available in Costa Rica? I'm planning a trip there and I want to know if I can access it if I were to contract COVID-19. Is there a website that ...
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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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What to do when visa admission expires during lockdown?

I was admitted to the US as a visitor for a period which expires soon. Until tonight, I had solid plans to return to Europe soon, prior to the expiration of the visa entry, but that is no longer an ...
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Can I use an SN98 mask in Vienna when the requirement is for a lower-filtration FFP2?

According to this website, it is required to use FFP2 masks in Vienna public transport. From what I've read, an FFP2 mask has a filter rate of 94%-95%. In contrast, an SN98 mask has a filter rate of ...
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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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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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Can I file for B2 extension online?

I have to leave the US by January 13. I received a positive Covid test result today (January 9) so I won't be able to board the plane. I attempted to file an extension online with the USCIS website, ...
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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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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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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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Can it currently happen, that a tourist in France is put under quarantine due to COVID?

I, a fully vaccinated (3 shots) EU citizen, am traveling to France soon. I'm asking this for the purposes of deciding on specific travel insurance, which covers accommodation and flight expenses if I'...
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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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Can Canadian air travellers get home using public transit with new rules for on-arrival COVID tests? (Dec 2021)

In response to the emerging omicron variant of COVID-19, Canada recently announced that incoming air travellers will be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival and then self-isolate until they ...
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How to generate a Shanghai QR Code for a foreign 3y old kid? [closed]

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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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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Is British Airways's reason for rejecting EC261 compensation legitimate?

On 4 March British Airways decided to cancel all flights CPH <-> LHR between 7-29 March; this was 9 days before my booked flight. However, they kept the ARN <-> LHR route during this ...
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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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