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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What's the process of transit these days in countries with a covid ban?

I am a Canadian-Hungarian dual citizen, residing in Canada. As such, I can enter Hungary at worst I will need to quarantine. The question is, should the need arise, how would travel happen? I mean, ...
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What are the “legally permitted reasons” for international travel FROM the UK?

I have a flight ticket from the UK, to Costa Rica, with a connecting flight in Germany (in March). The airline is Lufthansa. Costa Rica is allowing international travellers in, however, the UK is ...
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Traveling to US for only 4 days. What will happen with Biden's mandatory quarantine?

I have a flight to the US (from Argentina) on Feb 14 arriving Feb 15, departing Feb 18. I wanted to buy some things on President's day, and go to Universal on 16th, and Disney on 17th. USA already ...
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Will I need to register my arrival in Germany when airside transiting through the UK?

In about one month, I will move from my current place of residence back to Germany, my country of citizenship. My flight includes a layover at London Heathrow airport (I will change planes). Currently,...
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Can the “COVID-19 card” be pulled for a last-minute service reduction (EC261)?

Was due to fly PRN-DUS-MAN on 3 July, but the PRN-DUS flight was cancelled 3 days before, while it still ran on 1 and 4 July. In other words, the service was only reduced. As I was re-routed and ...
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Covid testing requirements for land travel to US

I'm having trouble finding the info I need, so I'm hoping someone here can help! I'm a US citizen currently in Canada, planning to return to the US by land (as in, driving across a border) sometime ...
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Is anyone sure of the requirements to take Eurostar from London to Netherlands after 23 January 2021

I am a British citizen but a permanent resident of the Netherlands, hoping to take the Eurostar from London to Amsterdam on 26 January. The Netherlands has of course implemented extremely strict ...
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I have a transit that will pass by CGK airport on 25 Jan 2021

I am traveling from Cairo, Egypt to Sydney, Australia and I have a layover of 4 hours at CGK airport on 25 Jan 2021. Ideally this shouldn't be a problem, however Garuda Indonesia is stating on its ...
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COVID related travel requirements for train journey Austria -> Germany -> Netherlands

My wife and I are planning to travel from Austria to the Netherlands on 31st January 2021 via train. Our train journey has two layovers : Frankfurt (~ 50 minutes) and Utrecht (~ 20 minutes). What ...
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Layover/transit in Japan Narita Airport during CoViD-19

I will be going to Mongolia from China on a chartered flight from Tokyo to Ulaanbaatar. I have two options, Depart from China and arrive in Tokyo a day before my scheduled chartered flight. In this ...
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How do I get back to the UK if my country is in the COVID “banned countries” list? (Tier 2 Work visa)

My context: Started a job in the UK in late 2019 Got a Tier 2 (General) work visa Got a "Leave to Remain" BRP (Biometric Residence Permit) valid for 3 years. Rented a flat already. Came to ...
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Are New York's rapid COVID-19 tests acceptable for entry into Canada?

The standard COVID tests in New York seem to take 5 days for results, which isn't enough for Canada's requirement that you have a negative test within 3 days of your flight into Canada. Luckily New ...
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Can I travel to Boston from Bangalore with layover at London?

I'm going to Boston on an F1 visa from Bangalore. Because of the ongoing COVID restrictions, is it allowed to travel to US if i have a layover at London airport?
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Which countries have NOT yet reported a case of COVID-19 Coronavirus? [closed]

I keep finding sites that list or map countries WITH Coronavirus. I'd like the inverse - a list of currently covid-19 free countries to travel to WITHOUT the virus.
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Where should I get my Covid test (for travel to the UK) in India?

I am travelling from India to the UK on the 21st of January. The UK government has made it mandatory to get a negative Covid test before coming to the UK. Can I get the test done from anywhere or are ...
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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?

As a follow-up to Can I simply apply for a chargeback on my credit card if my flight was cancelled and I'm unable to reach the airline?, I was contacted by Condor today with the following email: ...
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Germany inter state traveling

I need to travel to Dresden from India and there is no direct flight. So I will be traveling to Frankfurt airport and will catch a train to Dresden. Is it possible to travel to Dresden and take ...
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Does the negative PCR test 'EU list of safe countries' exemption apply to travellers with a layover in a third country?

The Netherlands requires most travellers from outside the EU to present a negative PCR test result to show that they are not carriers of COVID-19. One of the exemptions to this rule is: People ...
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Is a Covid test required before flying to the USA from the Netherlands?

I am going to fly to ATL (Georgia) and then to IAD (VA) and go home in MD. Is a PCR test required to be able to fly to the USA?
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My Hawaii “Safe Travels” COVID test is still stuck in “Verification in Process”. Is this a problem?

Hawaii now requires people to upload a recent COVID test to their Safe Travels portal to avoid a 10-day quarantine on arrival. I've uploaded mine on schedule, but its still stuck at "Verification ...
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Transiting at Montreal airport to other Quebec airports - will I be quarantined in Montreal or at my destination?

I'm a european citizen going to Canada for work. My destination is in Quebec, but there's no direct flight from my city to the destination, i.e. I have to change flight at Montreal airport. I know I ...
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What's the status of the land border crossing between Panama/Nicaragua and Costa Rica during the COVID-19 pandemic?

I wonder whether it is possible for a French citizen and US legal permanent resident to cross borders via land between Panama/Nicaragua and Costa Rica during the COVID-19 pandemic. The individual ...
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Returning to France as a resident

I'm British and have been living in France for just over 5 years. I am a resident without official residency papers (I don't have to have these until June, due to brexit). I've been visiting my ...
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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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Ski holidays in France - January 2021 and Covid pandemic

Year ago I booked a ski trip to Les Menuires, from january 8th to 17th 2021. It has been cancelled due to pandemic, but since the lockdown in France has ended I hope to go there - on my own. What I'm ...
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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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I overstayed my J1 visa due to Covid last year. Applied for ESTA and was denied--what are my chances of getting a tourist visa? [closed]

My situation: Last year I was in the US as a J1 student. My visa was valid until March 20th, with a 30-day grace period that would make my stay in the US legal until April 20th, 2020. I had my first ...
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What's special about flights SU 6496, 1883 and 1895?

According to IATA's rules on entering Russia: Passengers are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to: nationals of the Russian Fed. and their family members; ... nationals and residents of ...
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British Airways (one-leg) flight cancelled due to Covid

My return BA flight (Del-Lon) for the 5th of January is canceled due to new covid regulation. I booked the ticket through Opodo and purchased a completely flexible ticket. I requested Opodo for ...
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Traveling to Europe from banned countries on sweetheart exception

Europe is mostly locked out from the US due to COVID except for essential travel. Tourism obviously does not count, but some countries have made exceptions for visiting important family, fiance, or &...
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What happens if a French citizen goes to Poipet's strip of casinos and hotels between the Cambodian and Thai passport control counters? [duplicate]

Given that both Cambodia and Thailand have suspended visa exemptions, visas on arrival and e-visas due to COVID-19, I wonder what happens if a French citizen goes to Poipet's strip of casinos and ...
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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 I need negative covid test for transit through France (CDG)

I have booked Santiago, Chile (SCL) - Paris (CDG) - Manchester, UK (MAN) for Dec 30. Both arriving and departing flights from France are in terminal 2E at Charles de Gaulle. However, it's not clear to ...
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Transiting France from UK to Switzerland (December 2020)

Can I stay in a hotel in France for 1 night while transiting from the UK? I am an EU citizen and need to travel to Switzerland. I am a Swiss national and my Hubby is German.
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Can French citizens flying from Bangkok BKK to SFO do an international, cross-terminal transit in Manila Airport (MNL) with the COVID-19 restrictions?

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) a.k.a. Manila Airport (MNL) has 4 passenger terminals (mirror), 3 of them serving international flights: NAIA Terminal 1: NAIA Terminal 1 serves almost all ...
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Can I change my travel destination for ESTA during COVID?

I have an approved ESTA with my destination address set to CA. I am hoping to change my travel plans to FL instead. However, my flight into the U.S. from the United Emirates is still entering through ...
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Requirement to pay for quarantine when entering New Zealand?

We are New Zealand citizens who live outside of the country. We may need to travel to NZ next year for 3+ months (but not permanently), and are currently looking at our quarantine/isolation ...
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Flying from Beijing to Istanbul through Amsterdam in mid January: if the flight is cancelled, what are my options?

My girlfriend and I are planning to meet in Turkey in January. She flies from Beijing via Amsterdam to Istanbul. But currently, Turkey has blocked flights from the Netherlands because of the new COVID ...
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Do airlines book you on other airlines if they cancel flights?

I am scheduled to fly from the UK to Singapore using Lufthansa (stop in Germany) on the 29th. If Germany bans all flights from the UK but Singapore does not, can I expect them to rebook me onto a ...
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What happens if a French citizen does an international transit in Narita International Airport (NRT) but their outbound flight is canceled?

IATA states for Japan: Passengers transiting through Tokyo (NRT) must transit on the same calendar day. What happens if a French citizen does an international transit in Narita International Airport ...
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2 Hours transit in Paris Charles de Gaulle (From USA to Spain)

I am a Spaniard expat working in USA. I have a incoming flight from JFK to AVG (Malaga) with a 2pm stop in CDG. Its a routine flight that I have done it several times in the past, but not during the ...
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travel insurance against COVID-related cancellation/inability to travel

A student (not me) is hoping to travel from the UK to Canada to take up residence under a student visa in early January. They have a valid visa etc. etc., but at present there is a travel ban in place ...
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Which covid test for UKs Test to Release scheme

I understand that the 10 day quarentine for international travellers returning to the UK can be reduced to 5 with a covid test under the "Test to Release" scheme. Looking at the list of ...
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If I landed in Ireland then travelled to the UK, and then to Ghana. If I then travel to the Netherlands will they know I entered the UK?

My passport was stamped when entering Ireland. When flying to Ghana and leaving Ghana I presented a different passport. When arriving to the Netherlands I plan to present the first passport. Will they ...
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With the border currently closed, how can I get from the US to Canada with a pet without flying or owning a car?

I’m about to move from Chicago, IL to Vancouver, BC for a new job (US citizen, I have work permit approval). I’ve arranged movers already for my stuff (coming Monday); the issue is to bring myself, my ...
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Entering Italy: I've been in Greece in the last 14 days but I'm travelling from Germany, do I need to do Quarantine?

This document by Italy's Ministry of Health states that Movements to/from EU countries (except for Romania and Bulgaria) are allowed without the need of justification, therefore also for tourism, and ...
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Do transit visitors to Canada require a Quarantine Plan during Covid?

I am a UK citizen planning on transiting through Canada on September 27th on my journey from Mexico City to London Heathrow. I have 2 hours planned in Toronto, and so do not plan to leave the airport ...
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Are travelers from outside the US obligated to follow the 14-day quarantine in New York state?

As per the latest press release by New York State: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that 10 additional states meet the metrics to qualify for the travel advisory requiring individuals who ...
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Are Istanbul Airport smoking lounges open during the COVID restrictions?

Are the smoking lounges in the international departures airside of Istanbul airport operational during this time? Are any restaurants selling alcoholic beverages as of right now in October 2020?
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Can I fly to Germany from India?

India is currently a high risk area and there are strict restrictions. Germany are only allowing a small class of people who are satisfying criteria e.g., high skilled labor etc. I have a flight from ...

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