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 get from Rovaniemi to Trondheim under the corona crisis? [duplicate]

How does one get from Rovaniemi, Finland, to Trondheim, Norway, without a car? Finnish citizen residing permanently Norway, with pictures of relevant documents and a passport at hand. Not in a ...
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My UK visa expires soon, what should I do now during the COVID-19 outbreak? [closed]

I am a Brazilian citizen actually traveling and volunteering in the UK (been here for 5 months). I came with a normal visa plus the return ticket (in April 21st). Right now I'm in Scotland's highlands ...
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Required documents on arrival with person waiting outside, at arrival area. How can the documents be provided to the person arriving, at customs?

I'll try and make it short. My spouse will be arriving at an airport in Germany from a Non-EU country outside Europe and she will need documents, which I have in original, in order to pass, given ...
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Is there a site that keeps track of travel and quarantine restrictions amid COVID19 in different countries? [duplicate]

Including which countries require quarantine for incoming travelers, terms, etc.
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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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What happens to my Schengen visa application being processed during coronavirus?

I submitted my application a week ago, before the COVID-19 pandemic was declared. I am just wondering whether they can reject my application because of coronavirus, or would they still issue me a ...
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Which countries are allowing visitors to overstay their visas due to the Coronavirus outbreak? [closed]

Let's say I'm a healthy traveler in a country with relatively few cases of COVID-19, and my tourist visa is expiring soon. Many countries have been instituting travel bans (for all incoming travelers, ...
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Who to contact regarding exit date stamped in passport?

I am a British citizen currently in Tuguegarao (northern Philippines) with no way of getting back to Manila to catch my return flight to UK on 21st March (all domestic flights from Tuguegarao, buses ...
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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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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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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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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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Booking.com cancellation fees during COVID-19 outbreak? [duplicate]

I booked an apartment in Barcelona for the 19th March, but obviously I’ll be unable to attend due to the coronavirus. I have paid for the apartment up front, in full. I messaged the apartment ...
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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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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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How impairing are current Australian quarantine procedures?

With the COVID-19 crisis looming over the world, Australia has imposed a 14-day self-isolation guidance for all international arrivals. These guidelines very put out shortly after I applied for my ...
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How do you 'self-isolate' in a hostel dorm room?

NZ, Aus and other countries are now requiring people to self-isolate for 14 days to ensure they don't have Covid-19. There can be some rather strict ramifications if you fail to adhere to this. What ...
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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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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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UK Standard Visitor Visa implications during travel restrictions as a result of COVID-19 outbreak?

My wife (a Kazakh national) is visiting in the UK on a Standard Visitor Visa, staying with my family. She arrived on Feb 1st. Her original intention was to stay for approximately 3 months, until April ...
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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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What to do after Air Canada cancelled flight home

A friend of mine is currently in Cuba and was due to return to the UK on 2 April travelling Holguin> Montreal with Air Canada, and onwards to London Gatwick with BA (single PNR, booking made direct ...
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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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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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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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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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Does the COVID-19 Metro Manila curfew from 2020-03-15 to 2020-04-14 prevent travelers from going to the airport during the curfew hours?

Does the COVID-19 Metro Manila curfew from 2020-03-15 to 2020-04-14 (8pm to 5am) prevent travelers from going to the airport (Ninoy Aquino International Airport, MNL) during the curfew hours? Here ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can 2019-20 coronavirus pandemic be a reason for refusal for my Schengen visa application?

I'm planning a trip to the Netherlands mid-April, and I've already made reservations. I understand that because of the current coronavirus pandemic, I may have to postpone my trip or cancel it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...