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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COVID-19: some EU countries closed borders for foreigners - are EU citizens foreigners?

A lot of countries in the EU are now closing their borders due to COVID-19. I'm looking for an answer that applies to all such EU countries that have shut their borders for "foreigners", however, to ...
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Ryanair wants us to change our booking but we want a full refund. Should we wait until they cancel the flight? [closed]

In early February we booked flights from Frankfurt Intl to Porto with Ryanair (2 adults, 1 infant). The inbound flight is supposed to take place on April 13th and the outbound flight on May 1st. In ...
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Where I can find the up-to-date list of countries with “local coronavirus transmission” that Philippines banned foreign visitors from?

I read in this answer by lambshaanxy: the Philippines have also banned foreign visitors from countries with "local coronavirus transmission" Where can I find the up-to-date list of countries with ...
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To where may I be repatriated if I don't live where I'm a citizen?

How do repatriations work for people who don't live in their country of citizenship? For example: I'm a Dutch citizen living in Germany. The Dutch government contacted me to inform me of an updated ...
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May I get a refund for a flight cancelled because of COVID-19? [duplicate]

I had a flight ticket from Madrid (MAD, Spain) to Miami (MIA, US) to fly in March with AirEuropa. I got an email saying the flight was cancelled 13 days and 21 hours before the flight. Am I eligible ...
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Can one travel from Metro Manila to somewhere else in Philippines outside Metro Manila via another country during the COVID-19 Metro Manila lockdown?

Can one travel from Metro Manila to somewhere else in Philippines outside Metro Manila via another country during the COVID-19 Metro Manila lockdown? Or is it against the Metro Manila lockdown rules ...
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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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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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Travel advice back to UK from Jamaica after covid-19 outbreak

apologies for sloppy writing due to my current situation. I am currently in Jamaica with TUI all inclusive holiday. Just an hour ago I got email from Gov.Uk Travel advice stating following. The ...
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US Citizen Student in UK Travel Restriction [duplicate]

Does the US European Novel Coronavirus travel ban restrict US Citizens from traveling back to the US from Europe or the UK?
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People exempt from Trump's COVID-19 proclamation, what is the quarantine/screening requirement?

You can read President Trump's full proclamation regarding conditions of travel between the US and Schengen zone here. Nowhere in this proclamation is a mention of a quarantine. However, several ...
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As an expat, can you rely on travel insurance in case of the Coronavirus becoming a widespread major pandemic?

I was wondering, do regular travel healthcare insurance policies contain a clause which excludes coverage in extreme situations/disasters usually? I'm thinking about a global pandemic of the SARS-CoV-...
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Because of COVID-19 is the Thailand visa on arrival cancelled for all the countries?

I read in a recent article BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): The government has decided to suspend visa on arrival for visitors from 18 countries at a meeting on Wednesday (March 11), chaired by Prime ...
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What are the chances of US to UK flights being cancelled in the next 2 weeks? [closed]

I am travelling from London to San Francisco this coming Wednesday, and returning 10 days later. Although it looks like I may be able to get outgoing flight, I do not want to be stuck in the US ...
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Does a transfer in a Schengen country airport count as time in that country for US Travel restriction? [duplicate]

I'm due to fly from the UK with IcelandAir, from Glasgow, via Reykjavik in Iceland (a Schengen country) on 30th March, to Florida. The stop-over in Iceland is approx 2.5 hours. Does anyone know if ...
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How risky is a 2 hours layover in Paris Charles de Gaulle considering the COVID-19 situation? [closed]

I shall be traveling to the US from India on 10th June this year for an internship, accompanied by my family. I booked a round-trip Delta flight recently; it has a ~2 hr layover at Paris Charles de ...
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Travelling to Romania by train from Austria - COVID-19 quarantine risk at the border? [duplicate]

I will be traveling from Austria to Romania by train this weekend (exact date still to be confirmed). Have there been any people that recently took the train and can tell me what happens at the ...
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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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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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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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Visit Finland with visa issued from Norway during the COVID-19 outbreak

we were intending to travel to Norway ( more days) and Finland (2days) from 18.03.2020 till 1.04.2020. Now due to the quarantine mandate issued by the Norway government to all foreign nationals ...
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Does Duterte's lockdown on Metro Manila due to COVID-19 impact non-Filipino citizens traveling from Metro Manila to somewhere else?

I read on https://redd.it/fhg2ew (mirror): Land, Air, Sea Travel suspended to and from Metro Manila, March 15 to April 14, 2020 and I read on https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2020/3/12/...
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How does the US COVID-19 travel ban apply to the EU spouse of a US citizen? [closed]

I am a French citizen, legally married to a US citizen. I currently live in Germany while my husband lives in the US. I was supposed to fly to the US on Sunday (March 15) on a Lufthansa flight from ...
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Can I fly from USA to EU during Trump's COVID-19 Europe ban?

USA banned all flights from EU. My BF already flew Athens-Zurich-Miami, and he returns at the end of March (within the 30 days Corona virus ban), again via Zurich. Is he is going to be affected by ...
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Schengen visa, insurance, flight refunds after cancellation because of COVID-19

I just had my Schengen visa appointment this morning in the UK and paid 300 pounds for my Schengen fees, Swisscare Schengen insurance, and roundtrip nonrefundable flight tickets with Swiss Air. ...
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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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Will a flight from Germany with a layover in the US to Jamaica be cancelled?

Jamaica did a refusal of entry for Germany due to Covid 19 situation (cf. https://kingston.diplo.de/jm-de/aktuelles/-/2316366 | German source). I have booked a flight that goes from Frankfurt to ...
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How can travelers ensure their safety when flying during the COVID-19 epidemic? [duplicate]

In light of the current pandemic, how can travelers ensure that they're not infected while taking the plane? Would it be sufficient to wear a N95 mask with protective goggles or does one require a ...
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Travel to Europe countries amidst COVID-19 [duplicate]

I have got Spain visa for 1 month duration based on the itinerary and other documents that I submitted. In the itinerary I mentioned that Spain will be the point of entry, followed by France and ...
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Travelling to Italy by train from Spain

Apparently flights toward and from Italy are being cancelled, I presume this is due to Covid-19 spread. Is still possible to enter from and to Italy by other means from Spain? train?
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Airfare refunds for coronavirus

Has anyone had success getting airlines to issue refunds, or at least extend the value of unused tickets, for upcoming travel that had been booked long before the COVID-19 outbreak? My question ...
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Wedding in May (US) - Family in China and Covid-19 travel restriction [closed]

My wedding is at the end of May in the US and we have family (non-US citizens) living in both Shanghai and southern Italy. As of now my understanding is there is a two week restriction on non-US ...
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Is traveling to Italy safe during the COVID-19 outbreak?

We're traveling to Roma this Monday and we're kinda scared with what is happening in the North of Italy with the coronavirus. A lot of news on the internet say that it's not advised but I feel like ...
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Coronavirus and flight cancellations in Europe

Major European airlines canceled many flights to Asia due to the coronavirus outbreak. Lufthansa announced that up to 25% of short-haul and medium-haul flights could be canceled as well. I was ...
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Can I fly from Taiwan to Thailand? [duplicate]

Not Thai national, not Taiwan national. Passport grants visa exemption. Airline sold flight. After buying some Thai friends told me there is a government notice that says that Thai flying from ...
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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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Coronavirus cancels connecting flight

My BF flies on Monday Athens-Zurich-Miami, with Swiss. He recently received an email saying that his flight details have changed, and he finds out that Lufthansa, ATH-ZRH operator, will most likely ...
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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 it safe to visit Nepal during the outbreak of COVID-19? [closed]

As Nepal is neighbouring country of China as well Nepal is celebrating visit Nepal 2020 this year. Updates about COVID-19 in Nepal. This is useful for all travellers who are planning to travel in ...
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What are the rules around medical care costs for visitors to the USA who contract Coronavirus?

What would be the situation for a visitor should they contract Covid-19 and require hospitalisation whilst in the US? Would it be classed as an emergency or secondary care? Does the US provide ...
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For how many days Govt of India keep travelers under observation who have transit in Singapore and travelling from Australia to India via singapore? [duplicate]

For how many days Govt of India keep travelers under observation in airport in India who have transit in Singapore and travelling from Australia to India via Singapore ?
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Is it safer to travel by bus than by train in times of COVID-19? [closed]

I have a language course booked in two weeks in Barcelona and would like to get there either by train or bus (due to 'flight shame') from Germany in times of the COVID-19 outbreak. Going by train ...
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Are all Chinese citizens currently (after COVID-19 outbreak) banned from applying for Schengen visa issued by Czech Republic?

Some news reports suggested Czech Republic stopped issuing visa to Chinese citizens/nationals and closed visa centres in China after the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The latter is of course ...
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Travelling by plane with a stop in China - will I be quarantined?

I am going to Japan from Western Europe in March (by plane). I have a stop in Shanghai (~2h. long so I'll stay in airport). Due to the Coronavirus related protective measures, will I be quarantined ...
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Moving to Japan in a few weeks - should we worry? [closed]

My wife and I are moving to Tokyo, Japan towards the end of March 2020, from Europe. We have our new jobs lined up, we've handed in our notice on our jobs and apartment, and have a temporary place to ...
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What is going to happen to me in Doha or Vienna Airport given the Coronavirus situation?

I live in Iran and I have bought this Qatar Airways flight from Tehran (Iran) to Vienna for February 29. As far as I know, to this moment the flight is not cancelled for health concerns regarding ...
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What are the current travel restrictions in Vietnam?

I am planning to travel to Hanoi from Tokyo in the beginning of April for a couple of days. But news websites like this mention that travellers from Japan and South Korea will be quarantined on entry ...
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Turkish airline Tehran to Chicago flight status

My mother is coming from Tehran to Chicago (layover at Istanbul) via Turkish Airlines in mid-April. I saw on the news that Turkey is closing its border with Iran due to Coronavirus. I called Turkish ...
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Going to Mexico and back to the US with a Chinese citizen

I am American and my girlfriend is a Chinese citizen who lives in the US. However, we were both in China in December and January (leaving on January 2nd, 2020) in areas that were unaffected by COVID-...
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Compensation for Turkish Airlines' cancelling flight due to Corona?

Turkish Airlines just cancelled my flight (Isfahan-Vienna) one week before my travel date, due to health concerns about Corona. They actually cancelled all flights from Iran. They told me my flight ...

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