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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Air Serbia reneged on an offer of compensation, citing Covid-19. Is this OK?

Someone I know booked a return flight on Air Serbia from Vienna to Podgorica (Montenegro) via Belgrade, departing on 6 March 2020 and returning on 14 March 2020. On 10 March 2020, Air Serbia ...
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Germany border restrictions for EU nationals Covid 19 [closed]

I am a British national with a British passport who has a contract to begin work in Germany in August ,and a partner (not married) who is a German national living there. I have a chance also to ...
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Why do some airlines and air travel agencies send confirmation emails even if the flight has been cancelled?

During these weeks many flights had been cancelled because of the COVID-19. Why do some airlines and air travel agencies send confirmation emails even if the flight has been cancelled? Examples: ...
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B2 visa extension due to Covid-19 [duplicate]

My mother is currently in the United States on B2 visa and her 1-94 expires on 10-June. Since she has been an asthmatic patient for the last 30 years, I am really worried about her traveling back to ...
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Getting refunded for a non-refundable booking due to the hotel closure because of the COVID-19 situation (Netherlands)

I made a non-refundable hotel room booking through the hotel website. The hotel is located in the Netherlands. Two days ago, a hotel manager informed me that they close the hotel for a certain period ...
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Guidelines for travel to Canada from international destination and then connecting domestic flight - CDN citizen

I have been searching for an answer to this but have not been able to get a definite answer. I am a Canadian citizen and will be flying from a foreign destination to Toronto and then have a domestic ...
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Is it safe for my 94 year old father to fly from the US to Germany at the end of April 2020? [closed]

My father's US visa will end this month. What can we do, if the virus is not better? He will have to fly from Phoenix to Stuttgart, Germany! He is healthy, following all the rules, right now, he is 94 ...
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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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Obtaining Domestic Travel Insurance During Covid-19

We booked a holiday cottage in the UK for the end of July 2020. We neglected to purchase travel insurance when we booked it at the start of 2020 (we've learnt from this mistake). We have already ...
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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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In Germany with expired Schengen visa. Cannot return home due to coronavirus

My friend had a 15-days visa from France. His flight to Iran got canceled because of the coronavirus. After that, he came to Germany (Munich) because he had relatives here and went to the immigration ...
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Is it possible to exit a country with one passport and enter that country again with another passport?

A friend of mine has exited Egypt with the American passport. But due to the current situation, she won't be able to return back to Egypt with the American passport; only those who have Egyptian ...
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When does a flight count as “cancelled” by the airline? (partial cancellation)

We had booked a Boston<->Mumbai itinerary with Expedia on Air France. Original flights were operated by Air France, KLM, Vistara & Delta. Obviously we can't go since the countries are in lock ...
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What to do when in Malaysia and visa expires during lockdown?

I am currently in Malaysia on a 30 day visitor visa. My flight is April 6th, but all flights have been cancelled until further notice. There is no avenue for me to leave the country. My visa expires ...
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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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How can I get my UK visa amount back [duplicate]

As world all know that covid-19. Because of this I can’t arrange a flight to UK due to log down in my country INDIA My VISA has a last date till April 12 can I get my amount back because I cannot ...
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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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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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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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Is there an authoritative source for COVID-19 related travel restrictions in the EU?

Similar to this question but for the EU. I need to repatriate myself and my car from Prague to London. Ideally I would cross the Czech/German, German/Dutch, Dutch/Belgian, Belgian/French, and French/...
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Can I do a multi day cycle tour in Germany now (during Corona time), on my own, camping in public places?

I want to do a multi day cycle tour in Germany, but campsites are closed. According to the interior ministry (Coronavirus: Fragen und Antworten) Der Aufenthalt im öffentlichen Raum ist nur ...
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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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Entering Germany with COVID-19 border regulations

Need some advice... I am currently home in NYC (american citizen), was supposed to return to Germany next week (April 5) but before I try to reschedule (which is a separate issue), I was wondering if ...
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How to talk to customer service TAP's to receive a refund [duplicate]

I booked a ticket in December (before the Coronavirus outbreak made it outside of China) to fly from Lisbon to Tel Aviv in May, on the 24th of March TAP cancelled the flight. From what I understand ...
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Stuck in New Zealand due to coronavirus

Extended family (2 adults, 2 kids) is currently stuck in New Zealand because of the coronavirus. Their original return flight was cancelled. They are German citizens. They now say they don't have any ...
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Travelling (domestically) to my family during the pandemic? [closed]

With places going on lock down, I am concerned about my options should things become unsafe. I am a student renting a room in one of the cities in the UK, a few hours away from London by car. My ...
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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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Flight cancelled because of COVID19, and they are offering a voucher instead of a full refund. Is that legal? [duplicate]

Airline is Tap Air Portugal. My flight departs from the US to Lisbon. Is there something I can do?
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What is Essential Travel?

In response to the current pandemic, the government of Canada recently said to: Avoid all non-essential travel outside of Canada Other governments have made similar statements restricting travel. ...
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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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I have a YMA Visa - will Germany let me into the country despite COVID-19? [closed]

I am Canadian. Since I applied for the visa shortly before the situation got serious, I now have a valid work and travel visa for Germany, but I am afraid they will turn me away at the border/airport.....
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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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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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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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Flying into United States from Hong Kong Just After 14-Day Schengen Window Expires

Background: My girlfriend is on an F-1 visa for the United States, and is currently located in (and a citizen of) Hong Kong. She recently was in Hungary, and flew to Hong Kong via Helsinki. She has a ...
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Leaving major cities during COVID-19 pandemic

My wife and I live in a major US city (Chicago) and are considering leaving for now to stay with family in a rural area a few hours away. Our reasons for this are mostly safety, seeing some of the ...
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likelihood of all trans-atlantic flight stopping due to Corona? [closed]

For older more experienced travelers than I, have Europe (Amsterdam) to the US (New York) flights ever completely stopped in the past? I am currently on a Fulbright in the Netherlands and have been ...
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Should I cancel my German visa if my research internship has been cancelled?

I was scheduled to travel to Germany on a research internship this summer. But due to the spread of COViD-19, my internship has been cancelled. I have however already been issued a visa. Do I need to ...
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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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What restrictions apply to layovers in the Schengen area?

I want to fly from Croatia to the US. I am a US citizen, so I know that I will be able to get into the US. However, with COVID-19 restriction in place, am I able to take a flight with layovers in the ...
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Travelling through France: subject to French restrictions re COVID-19?

If I travel from the UK to France at the moment (20/03/2020) I need to provide proof that I am on an 'authorized outing', as per the regulations here: https://www.gouvernement.fr/en/coronavirus-covid-...
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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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How to travel long distance in India during “Janatha Curfew”?

Recently due to COVID-19 outbreak, India prime minister Narendra Modi declared "Janatha Curfew" on March 22 2020 (sunday). Even Indian Railways won't run. How to travel long distance in India during "...
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How to decide if now is a good time to buy tickets for trips far in the future because of prices being reduced by COVID-19? [closed]

Of course this isn't the time to travel, but with prices so low, how can I decide if now the time to buy tickets for future trips? I was looking into traveling to Europe or Japan from the United ...
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Flight cancelled - forced to extend time abroad. Compensation?

I booked an easyJet flight from London to Zurich several months ago. I also have an annual Coverwise travel insurance policy. I am a Swiss citizen but resident in the UK. I was scheduled to return ...
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Cancelling booking on Booking.com due to COVID-19

We are non-EU citizens and are banned to travel to Europe during this time. We had made non-refundable reservation of Ibis Styles Paris Meteor Avenue d'Italie via booking.com. However we're not ...
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Cancellation Fee [closed]

have booked the flight from Kathmandu to Sydney on Malaysian Airlines. Now, I would like to cancel the flight amid Coronavirus fear. Could anyone suggest how much will be the cancellation charge or if ...
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What is happening to Northwest Angle? [closed]

With the closure of the US-Canada border to all but essential traffic, does anyone know what is happening to Northwest Angle? Northwest Angle is a 300 square kilometer part of Michigan that is ...
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Is there any way to travel from Germany to Austria by train? [closed]

I am trying to travel to Austria from Brussels by train, and have conflicting information on the status of cancellations due to Covid-19. According to Eurail, "all rail services from Germany to ...
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Consequences of entry denial due to pandemic border closure en route [closed]

Application for visas or entry to a country are often contingent on not having been refused entry by any country at any point in the past. How does this affect someone who was refused entry to a ...