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, and other difficulties.

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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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Do EU Refund rules apply to Coronavirus related cancellations by airlines?

I've got a flight ticket with Emirates, and as part of Coronavirus related cancellations, the Dubai -> Geneva leg has been cancelled. I understand this does not lie under the EU flight regulations ...
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Overnight layover in Toronto as of early June 2020?

I'm considering booking a flight from the US to Germany to tend to a family emergency. The connection that I'm currently looking at has an overnight layover in Toronto. Is it possible to use this ...
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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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Unable to return home to China with my Chinese spouse

Our residence is in China. My spouse is a Chinese national but I am not (I am a UK/US dual-national). We have been visiting relatives in Europe, which is only a temporary residence for all parties ...
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What methods can I employ to find deals to destinations with reduced demand, if any deals even exist, when events that decrease flight demand happen?

The CDC rates its travel notices in 3 broad categories: Warning - Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel Alert - Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions Watch - Level 1, Practice Usual ...
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What happens to passengers who are identified as having a fever when entering the US?

Let's say one is flying into SFO tomorrow from China and encounters one of the thermal scanners as they leave the aircraft. This passenger has a fever, which may or may not be caused by the Wuhan ...
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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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At what stage of California's COVID-19 reopening is travel for tourism permitted?

This question is about what is permitted by health orders (rather than what is prudent based on personal risk assessment). I understand there are four reopening stages defined statewide, but each ...
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Transit France by car with an overnight stay - need to self-quarantine?

I'd like to transit France by car to travel from the UK to Italy. Given the length of the trip this would require at least an overnight stay. The latest advice is that, following new UK regulations ...
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What do they do if confirmed positive during US airport COVID-19 testing?

Is there a known policy for what U.S. airport/government employees will do if they test somebody for COVID-19 and find them positive? Further, is this policy dependent upon airport, state, country, ...
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Are there Schengen airports besides Budapest with border “holes”?

Due to COVID-19, many Schengen arrivals in Budapest take place at the non-Schengen sector. As such, despite doing a Schengen -> non-Schengen transfer, I won't be clearing any Schengen exit control ...
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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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What are the medical care costs for visitors to New Zealand who contract COVID-19?

COVID-19 is an illness rather than an accident, so it's not covered by New Zealand's ACC scheme. What are the out of pocket costs for New Zealand visitors who suspect they might be infected, and ...
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TransferWise account and cancellation of hotel because of COVID-19

Due to the on going Coronavirus outbreak, there has recently been a state of emergency declared in Czechia meaning my partner can't travel and, for this reason, I emailed a hotel I had booked in the ...
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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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Quarantine for Foreigners in Costa Rica

According to https://ticotimes.net/2020/03/16/costa-rica-declares-state-of-emergency-due-to-coronavirus-will-close-borders-to-foreigners-and-non-residents : "The country will shut down its borders to ...
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Traveling to Korea with special entry procedure because of COVID-19

According to the Korean government, a special entry procedure has been set for travellers from 5 European countries including The Netherlands. As an extension to some Asian countries. More info ...
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Does the U.S. novel coronavirus ban affect those who've been to areas claimed by China but administered by India?

Per What are the current travel restrictions on individuals entering the United States from regions affected by novel coronavirus? (emphasis added): The 14-day rule does not apply the Special ...
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Arriving from Myanmar by Finnair via Helsinki to Geneva Airport. British passport is it permitted to go directly to France, second residence?

Work contract completed after 5 years in Yangon. Want to travel from Myanmar by Finnair via Helsinki to Geneva Airport. British passport is it permitted to go directly to France, second residence? We ...
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Sleeping in Sardinia

Is it allowed to sleep outside (with a tent or just in a sleeping bag; not in the car) in Sardinia? Especially due covid rules, which require registration before travelling where it requires address ...
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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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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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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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Flight has been cancelled by airline but travel agent website still shows scheduled?

I have a flight (Flight number RS704, Air Seoul, Date:3rd April) that has been cancelled by the airline. They have released a notification about this on their official website. But the online travel ...
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To what is the value of Qantas travel credit linked?

We're in South Africa and had booked flights with Qantas to see family in Sydney during May. With the current conditions it is necessary to cancel the flights and receive travel credit or ask for a ...
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How can I reach Alitalia customer service?

Due to this recent situation with the coronavirus I need to cancel my plane ticket which I bought over alitalia website and want to see my refund options. I'm having problems reaching their customer ...
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What to look for from insurance policies to cover a trip cancelled if my itinerary includes a city hit by the coronavirus?

From this related question/answer, I understand that if a flight is cancelled because the destination city is unfit for travel due to an epidemic, the airline itself should refund the price of the air ...
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Air Korea rebooking options after Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

I have a trip planned for Singapore that is currently booked with China Eastern (JFK-PVG-SIN) for early March and hsa a very high chance of ultimately being cancelled given present conditions of ...
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Can I get a cash refund from British Airways after applying for a voucher?

I booked my flight back in January with BA, the flight got cancelled in March due to Covid19. Many people have fallen into the trap they had on the website, where you try to get a cash refund and ...
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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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For residents in the Schengen area, what happens with the 90-days liberty of movement rule during lockdown?

I’m a citizen of a non-Schengen country who holds a student resident permit. I was on leisure travel in the Schengen Area when borders were closed. By the time borders are reopened in late April/early ...
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If a family member in India is having a health emergency can I go from U.S. to care for them during this COVID-19 lockdown period?

If a family member in India is having a health emergency can I travel from U.S. to care for them during this COVID-19 lockdown period?
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Can Kazakhstan nationals transit through Turkey now that entry to their citizens has been suspended?

My wife, from Kazakhstan, is looking for ways to get back to her home country after visiting me in the UK. She has recently been granted a visa extension until July 31 due to an inability to travel ...
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Round trip from Germany to Albania as an Albanian citizen holding a German working permit

My friend is an Albanian citizen working in Germany. She has booked a flight ticket from Dortmund to Tirana next week, for a 6 day stay. Germany has extended travel warning for 160 countries, and ...