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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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Where can we find frequently updated details about travel/entry restrictions due to Coronavirus (nCoV-19)?

Due to the outbreak of nCoV-19 (Novel Coronavirus) many Countries have imposed several entry restrictions. But these are quite confusing for a lot of people. Some countries allow transit through parts ...
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Getting a refund from TAP Air Portugal related to COVID-19

My international conference in Europe this May has been canceled due to the COVID-19. I have a ticket, purchased from TAP air Portugal, from Toronto, Canada to Lisbon. Because it is a non-refundable ...
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Are there countries that allow tourists to obtain the EU vaccination certificate?

The Czech page on obtaining the EU vaccination certificate based on a non-EU vaccination mentions that only Czech and EU citizens are eligible for now. So i.e. if you're an American tourist (without ...
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Is there a route that would allow travel to the US from the UK or Schengen area, given the US travel ban?

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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Extend tourist visa stay in USA due to coronavirus and waive I-539 fee

My mom has come to US on a tourist visa and her I-94 expires on the first week of May. Due to the coronavirus, travel restrictions have been imposed in our home country (India). Also we want to ...
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Is a day trip US to Canada currently practical?

Is discretionary, non-essential, zero-night travel from US to Canada reasonably doable since Canada's recent reopening to vaccinated US tourists? I'm a US citizen in rural New York, less than an hour ...
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Air France cancellation policy seems to violate EU261

Air France states that for COVID-19 related cancellations: "... or complete the online form below to obtain a travel voucher. This voucher is valid for 1 year on all Air France, KLM, Delta Air ...
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Am I allowed to go to the airport to catch a flight if I am supposed to self-quarantine in California, United States?

I read on IATA: Passengers who have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (People's Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy,...
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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 get a refund for COVID-19 related cancellations?

In the current situation, many people will have to cancel existing flight or hotel bookings, and would like to get a refund. In which cases can one get a refund?
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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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Are layovers included in the Schengen to USA COVID-19 travel ban?

Starting Friday the 13th, all non-USA passport holders are not allowed entry into the USA when coming from the Schengen area. Does this include layovers? I'll be traveling from Africa, laying over ...
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While the covid-19 regulations are in effect, can I enter the US if I am married to a US citizen and have an ESTA?

I am a citizen and resident of Spain who is married to a US citizen. I am trying to travel to the States next week. I have an approved ESTA from one week ago and have already booked my flight. I would ...
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What percentage of international flights departing from Manila are cancelled due to Duterte's lockdown on Metro Manila from 2020-03-15 to 2020-04-14? [closed]

What percentage of international flights departing from Manila airport (MNL) are cancelled because of Duterte's lockdown on Metro Manila because of COVID-19 from 2020-03-15 to 2020-04-14? I have ...
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What can someone vaccinated in the EU use when asked for a "vaccine passport" in US restaurants/venues?

From November 8th, EU citizens can enter the US again and since the airlines will check COVID-19 PCR test and vaccination prior to boarding, I assume that they will just accept the digital EU ...
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Where in the world can I travel with a COVID vaccine passport?

My grandparents got their vaccine shots recently and according to government authorities I should get mine by June at the latest. Where in the world can I travel with a "vaccination passport"...
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Can I simply apply for a chargeback on my credit card if my flight was cancelled and I'm unable to reach the airline?

As explained in a relevant question, my flight with Condor [from Frankfurt to Prague] was recently cancelled. I've emailed them asking for a refund 5 days ago, but so far received no response. Today ...
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Where can I travel to receive a COVID vaccine as a tourist?

According to a recent FT article: Doses of the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford could be available for purchase in India as soon as March, according to one ...
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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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How can I ask for full refund to Ryanair if I don't want to change my flight for coronavirus?

I have read this question & answer, and it convinced me that the best I can do with respect to my May 22nd-26th travel from London to Napoli and back to London, that Ryanair "kindly" suggested ...
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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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Do airlines still use the same info as on the IATA website during the COVID-19 pandemic, or do they have access to more up-to-date, exhaustive info?

Looking at the IATA website, some information is dangerously outdated. E.g. the current information for Hungry is very different from what https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/HUN mentions, and the later ...
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If one takes the flight XXX ->YYY->ZZZ, with a layover at YYY where one left the airport, does airport XXX or YYY count as the 1st embarkation point?

https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php -> United States indicates: Passengers entering or transiting through the USA must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 3 days before departure ...
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How does the CDC define an overnight stay?

I read this quote from the CDC reported by jcaron: If I have one or more connecting flights to the US, does the 3-day period apply to the first flight or the last one? Do I need to get another test ...
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How does the CDC decide whether an itinerary **requires** an overnight connection?

I read this quote from the CDC reported by jcaron: If I have one or more connecting flights to the US, does the 3-day period apply to the first flight or the last one? Do I need to get another test ...
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How can I (US Citizen) get into Germany mid-June 2020?

I am having a hard time finding a centralized resource describing which countries are open to which citizens. I have an urgent need to get into Germany for work. The UK government is about to enact ...
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Do vouchers offered by EU airlines for Coronavirus cancellations turn into a full refund if not used?

My family's flights with AlItalia later this month have of course been affected by Coronavirus. We cannot get refunds, only vouchers are offered, as with basically all airlines at the moment. We ...
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TAP Airlines refusing refund of Top Executive tickets [duplicate]

We have fully refundable "Top Executive" tickets but they are refusing to give refunds. Only credit vouchers. Unacceptable. Has anyone been successful in getting refund rather than a voucher which has ...
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Where can I find an up-to-date list of COVID-19-related curfews and business closures in different countries? [closed]

Where can I find an up-to-date list of COVID-19-related curfews and business closures in different countries? I find it challenging to stay up-to-date. Note to the close voters: https://www....
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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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Am I entitled to a refund on a non-refundable booking that has been cancelled by the hotel

I made a non-refundable hotel room booking through hotels.com. The hotel has contacted me to inform me that they will not be open for business during my stay because of the Coronavirus. I know I made ...
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Will Canadian citizens be denied entry to Canada during COVID-19 border closure?

I am a Canadian citizen currently in the United States. After calling CBSA at 1-204-983-3500, they indicated that returning to Canada right now would be considered "non-essential". Does that mean as ...
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Does the full quarantine period have to be observed for short trips of less than 14 days to England?

I am planning to go to England for 2 days in preparation of moving (I already have a place rented and would be staying there) a few weeks later. I am coming from a country where I would need to do a ...
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USA Tourist Visa Extension due to Covid-19 also Airlift for Indian nationals in the US details [duplicate]

Given the current covid-19 situation where the home country (India) has stopped all international flights, how can one (65+ year old) extend their B2 visa or stay after I-94 extension? Any help is ...
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What are my EC261 rights during the COVID-19 pandemic?

I've just read the official communication from the European Commission on EU passenger rights during the coronavirus crisis and think the information will be very helpful here since I have been seeing ...
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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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Visiting Canada from Europe, with weekend trip to the US – will we need testing when going back to Canada?

We are two Europeans (EU/Schengen area) visiting Canada for two weeks (Nov 21st - Dec 06th). We are fully vaccinated. To visit Canada, we have to take a PCR Covid-19 test before boarding the plane ...
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What precautions should one take in a crowded place such as airport or in the airplane for COVID-19?

I will be travelling for more than 13 hours through South East Asia, most of the time in a crowded environment like airplane or transiting at the airport. What precautions should I take to reduce the ...
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Is travelling with 1 friend permitted in the UK now that the lockdown is enforced?

There is a lockdown in the UK. I'm a student living at Warwickshire. I planned a 2 day trip a long time ago to the south of England, and I will be travelling by car with my friend (only 1 friend). ...
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Flying from Bangkok to the United States via South Korea (Incheon): will the passenger be quarantined in South Korea?

If a passenger flies from Bangkok to the United States via South Korea (Incheon), will they be quarantined in South Korea? The passenger is a French citizen and permanent resident of the United ...
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Can I enter France with an Italian Schengen Visa under coronavirus situation? [closed]

I understand that there will be some issues. I have got a single entery Italian Schengen Visa valid early April for 2 weeks. But because of the coronavirus, Italy is under lockdown, which means that ...
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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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Ryanair offering voucher instead of refund I applied for

My flight with Ryanair was cancelled due to Covid-19. They sent an email about a month ago, offering me to change my booking for free or to apply for a refund. I applied for a refund. The form used ...
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Charged back flight with Condor back in March and now they're trying to ask for payment. What are my options?

Update from 1.5 years later: Condor didn't follow up on this, presumably because they know their legal standing is extremely weak. As a follow-up to Can I simply apply for a chargeback on my credit ...
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Where can I find current authoritative information about COVID-19 related travel bans to the US? [duplicate]

BBC News reports: Under President Donald Trump, the federal government has banned non-citizens from coronavirus-hit regions entry, but US citizens are allowed back into the country after a two-week ...
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Residents of which countries are currently allowed to enter Japan?

Timatic says the following about entering Japan. The list is very long, but doesn't actually cover every country - e.g. Fiji is not there. What's the full list of territories from which one can travel ...
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Travelling to the US as a spouse of a US citizen with ESTA and with the exemption outlined in the PP 10143?

I am a German citizen and I will be travelling with my wife (U.S. citizen) from Brussels (BRU) to the US. We both live together in Germany. I have an approved ESTA application. We got married in the ...
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Can I (UK citizen) enter the US if I stop over for 14 days in the Caribbean?

The US travel ban says: foreign nationals who have been in any of the following countries during the past 14 days may not enter the United States. and then goes on to list Schengen, UK, Brazil, ...
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Can French citizens flying from Bangkok (BKK) do an international transit in Haneda Airport (HND) with the ongoing COVID-19 travel restrictions?

Can French citizens flying from Bangkok (BKK) (stayed there for over 1 month) do an international transit in Haneda Airport (HND) with the ongoing COVID-19 travel restrictions? IATA states for Japan: ...
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