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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Under current quarantine requirements, is it legal to visit Canada for less than 14 days?

Canada currently has travel restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Travellers who are allowed to enter Canada, such as Canadian citizens and permanent residents, must quarantine for 14 ...
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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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Am I allowed to travel from Romania to the Netherlands in current COVID-19 situation?

I have an urgent demand from a client in the Netherlands with regards to a ship repair job. I'm a Dutch citizen, with Romanian residence. As far as I could understand from all the media, ...
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Applying I-539 two times because of COVID-19

I am on a B2 visa and entered the USA on July 15th 2019. My I94 was supposed to expire on January 15th 2020. But I had applied for extension (I-539) on November 4th, 2019. On March 30th 2019, I ...
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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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Entry quarantine for entering the United States

I am not from the banned area. May I ask if there is any type of quarantine for entering United States? The airline said individuals subject to quarantine assessment when entering United States, what ...
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I live in the US. My sister just passed in Canada

I live in the US and my sister just passed. Would that be considered essential to cross the Canadian land border and if so, would I still be required to quarantine for 14 days? Anyone have a clue? I ...
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Can a US Citizen transit through a COVID restricted country to a non restricted country?

There are several countries that are open to US Citizens for travel. However, getting to them may require transiting through a country that does not allow entry. Example: Flying to Namibia via a ...
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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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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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Can I currently (June 2020) travel from Israel to the Taba hotel area and return to Israel?

I am currently a student in Israel. I have a Israeli student visa in my US passport. I would like to take a day trip to Taba - just over the border from eilat. Is the border open? Will they let me ...
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Does any international airport require passengers to take a COVID test when transiting?

I am not looking for a list of airports, but simply a yes/no answer, preferably with an example, so that I know whether to add this in my list of requirements to check before taking a flight that has ...
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Does the COVID-19-related automated visa extension till the 30th of April 2020 in Thailand also apply to foreigners who entered Thailand visa-free?

I read on https://immigration.go.th/content/visa_auto_extension (mirror): 👮‍♂️ The person whose visas has expired from 26th of March 2020 will be automatically extended to 30th of April 2020. ...
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Can I convert the CDC vaccination card issued for COVID into an International Certificate of Vaccination?

As the world prepares to reopen for vaccinated tourism, I'm facing a conundrum in regards to the paperwork required. If you get the COVID vaccine in the US these days, you will be issued a "...
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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'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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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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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 to find safe places to travel during the pandemic?

How to decide if a place is safe to travel for a vacation during these corona times? I found a few helpful sites, which track safe places to travel like this blog post. But these posts get outdated ...
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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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Does the US Schengen entry ban expire on April 13th 2020?

On March 13th President Trump temporarily banned travelers from the EU: While announcing the entry restriction for European countries, President Donald Trump addressed to the American people on ...
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How can I ask for full refund to Ryanair if I don't want to change my flight for coronavirus?

I have read this question & answer, and it convinced me that the best I can do with respect to my May 22nd-26th travel from London to Napoli and back to London, that Ryanair "kindly" suggested ...
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Does a Swiss SEM entry authorization letter with an otherwise valid Schengen visa (suspended due to Covid) suffice for airlines to allow boarding?

A Chinese citizen in China holds an unexpired short-term Schengen visa (although essentially unusable at the moment) and wishes to travel to Switzerland for an exceptional reason. After a semi-refusal ...
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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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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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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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Should the required Covid19 documentation be printed on paper when travelling to France?

Currently according to the Ryan Air website entering France requires filling two specific forms due to the Covid19 situation: A sworn statement of absence of symptoms, officially required by French ...
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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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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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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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EU ban on US travelers - will UK follow suit?

If the EU ban on US travelers is put into play, will the UK also follow suit or is it not known? My wife is seeking to travel from the US to the UK as we've not seen each other for nearly a year and ...
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Travel back to France from Spain in order to complete French Residency

We must go back to our primary house in France in order to complete our French Residency there. We are both UK passport holders but live permanently in France. Having tried both French and Spanish ...
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Visa extension due to COVID-19 [duplicate]

My brother in law arrived in the USA as LA tourist and his visa expires in mid-August. Currently, the Trinidad airport remains closed with no opening dates set. Does he fall under any exemption or ...
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Can 2019-20 coronavirus pandemic be a reason for refusal for my Schengen visa application? [closed]

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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For which reasons might a UK immigration officer refuse entry at the border with a valid visa? Are there stricter criteria during the pandemic?

My significant other has just been granted a 6 month multiple entry visitor visa to the UK. They visited the UK twice before in 2019 with another visitor visa. I haven't seen them for 14 months due to ...
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Does the exact form for a Covid test matter when entering Austria?

I am soon travelling from the UK to Austria (via Switzerland), and will self-test for Covid-19 beforehand. According to the website of the Austrian embassy in London, I must present a specific form ...
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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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Can a couple share the Quarantine residence in Norway provided by one person's employer?

I will be moving from Italy to Norway for work reasons at the beginning of next year and, at the moment, a 10 days quarantine is requested to enter the country. The website https://www.helsenorge.no/...
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Can you fly from Zagreb to the US without quarantining?

My friend is a British citizen who has been living in Zagreb, Croatia for a few months. He wants to fly to the US to see his family. Is there any way to do that without being quarantined on arrival, ...
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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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Is refund possible if I cannot take a (just rebooked) flight because of coronavirus bans? [duplicate]

My wife had a return flight ticket from Seoul to Barcelona via Istanbul at Turkish Airlines for March 6th. We received a mail today (March 2nd) saying please call our Call Center. We called and they ...
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Can I travel to Thailand using a non-immigrant visa even though the purpose of the event is cancelled?

I am from Bangladesh. I recently applied for a non-immigrant type visa for entering Thailand for WordCamp Asia 2020 event. However, the event was cancelled recently for coronavirus outbreak. Since my ...
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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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Did Spain change its travel restrictions with respect to the United Kingdom?

On the IATA site, among the many categories that are listed as able to enter Spain are "passengers arriving from" certain countries, and "residents of" certain countries "when ...
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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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How does one prove one's residency to a given US state when flying to Costa Rica?

I read on : https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php (-> Costa Rica): Costa Rica. > Published 15.10.2020. Passengers are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to: [...] residents of ...
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Can a student studying in U.K (with a visa) travel to Germany (with a Schengen visa) during the current travel restrictions?

With the current travel restriction at the Germany and U.K. border. Is it possible for a student studying (with a visa) in U.K to travel to Germany (with a Schengen visa) to participate in an ...
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Do the new Canadian hotel quarantine requirements apply to non-residents?

Canada has introduced new quarantine requirements, starting February 22nd, requiring that some travelers entering the country stay at specific quarantine hotels until their molecular COVID test result ...
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Ryanair offering voucher instead of refund I applied for

My flight with Ryanair was cancelled due to Covid-19. They sent an email about a month ago, offering me to change my booking for free or to apply for a refund. I applied for a refund. The form used ...

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