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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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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Are Canadians allowed to travel into the US visa-free as usual amid the current coronavirus situation as it is?

Normally Canadians are able to enter into the US for up to six months at a time without a visa as long as they aren't working. How has the covid pandemic affected this?
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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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Do airlines still use the same info as on the IATA website during the COVID-19 pandemic, or do they have access to more up-to-date, exhaustive info?

Looking at the IATA website, some information is dangerously outdated. E.g. the current information for Hungry is very different from what https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/HUN mentions, and the later ...
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No assistance from airlines to return home after cancellation (due to COVID19), can I get compensated under EC 261?

Last month, Morocco went into lockdown while I was there on holiday. I had tickets with BA. At that time some flights were cancelled but then so-called rescue flights were reinstated. Airlines such ...
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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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I have a flight from Istanbul to Vancouver with overnight layover at Montreal. Where do I need to do my quarantine if I decide to spend night at hotel

I have a flight from Istanbul to Vancouver with long overnight layover at Montreal. Where do I need to do my quarantine if I decide to spend night at hotel? Or can I stay at the airport for a night to ...
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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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What does Ecuador require to be shown on a COVID-19 PCR test in order to enter the country?

I am scheduled to fly to Ecuador (Guayaquil) in a few months from the US. Ecuador currently requires a negative COVID-19 PCR test from no more than 10 days before entry in order go avoid quarantine. I ...
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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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How could you take a nucleic acid test and an IgM antibody test and have it certified by an embassy 48 hours before traveling?

China has introduced new rules for traveling. The Chinese embassy in Belgium has updated their news to include a Notice on Airline Boarding Requirements for Certificates of Negative Nucleic Acid and ...
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Can a UK permanent resident with Israeli passport enter Russia?

I have a dual citizenship - British and Israeli. I'm currently studying and living in the UK. I want to go to Russia to visit my family (I have some family which I haven't seen in a while). Since ...
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Do movement restrictions end if country of origin gets added to green list?

If at the time of my arrival in Ireland, the Green List does not contain the country I started my travels from and I start to restrict my movements, but before my 14 days restriction are over my ...
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Residents of which countries are currently allowed to enter Japan?

Timatic says the following about entering Japan. The list is very long, but doesn't actually cover every country - e.g. Fiji is not there. What's the full list of territories from which one can travel ...
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Travel for UK Residents to the Schengen Area

During the COVID crisis, all UK nationals are allowed to travel to the EU. I am a South African national with long term residence in the UK and would normally require a Schengen visa to travel to ...
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Difficulties with or reprimands for passing COVID hotspot?

Tomorrow I will drive from the Cologne area to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The shortest route would be via A2 and pass right through Kreis Gütersloh, currently infamous for being a COVID hotspot. Should I ...
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Can holders of a residence permit issued by an EU/EFTA state enter Hungary if Hungary has opened its borders to the nationals of that state?

Sorry for the clumsy title (edits would be appreciated). Hungary has now relaxed the control at internal borders. According to the US embassy in Hungary, Citizens from neighbouring EU countries (...
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Quarantining process in JFK/NYC?

Assuming I tested negative today for covid and I arrive at JFK the day after tomorrow, how does the 3-day quarantine process work? I'll be in NYC for 5 days. So I arrive at JFK airport: do I have to ...
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Turkish Airline didn't allow me to board due to covid restrictions

Last month I planned to take a trip Helsinki-Istanbul-Bishkek through Turkish Airlines. Usually we as Estonian citizens don't need a visa to enter Kyrgyzstan but due to Covid I wanted to be sure and ...
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Is the BIVS still in effect during COVID times?

In the course of the Covid pandemic the Irish Short Stay Visa Waiver Programme has been suspended for an effectively indefinite amount of time. While pages on the SSVWP show a warning that it is on ...
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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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Travel from Britain to EU for third-country nationals

British nationals can certainly travel to the European Union, even without being required to quarantine. But if a national of a country that is not on the list of allowed third countries travelers ...
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Can I (UK citizen) enter the US if I stop over for 14 days in the Caribbean?

The US travel ban says: foreign nationals who have been in any of the following countries during the past 14 days may not enter the United States. and then goes on to list Schengen, UK, Brazil, ...
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Conflicting information about COVID-era international travel to Russia

My family (dual-US-Russian citizens) wants to travel from Chicago, US to Moscow, Russia this summer to visit our grandparents, but we have gotten very conflicting information about whether this is ...
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Sardinia COVID-19 registration for tourists

I've been noticed by a friend that Sardinia currently requires advanced registration before travelling due COVID-19. The registration page is in Italy, no English, so I'll ask the embassy. But maybe ...
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Due to COVID, Nexus does not allow me to continue with renewal until 7/6/20. How can I file for a grace period?

Due to COVID, Nexus does not allow me to continue with renewal until 7/6/20. How can I file for a grace period (my Nexus expires 1 day after 7/6/2020)? In addition, how do I confirm whether my ...
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Norwegian Air ticket conversion to CashPoints because of COVID19 is not working for me, why?

I had booked a ticket for two for June 2020 from Bulgaria to Finland before COVID19 happened. Now I want to cancel or refund my ticket, but the only option there is on the website of Norwegian Airline ...
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Flight ticket combination only available through agency

I'd like to fly within Europe in these troubled days. Air France has a good combination (with a short connection of 50 minutes in CDG, with change of terminal). However, AF websites doesn't sell the ...
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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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Oslo Airport COVID Test Time

I'm potentially going to need to travel to Norway from the UK to undertake some work on a customer site. I think I'd need to quarantine for either 10 days or until I get a test. I've seen that there ...
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Do Germany's quarantine rules apply to travelers who transit through risk areas?

If a traveler was coming to Germany from a location not listed as a Risikogebiet by Germany's RKI but transited through a place that was listed as a Risikogebiet would they be subject to quarantine ...
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Are the Guatemala -> Mexico borders near Tapachula open?

Is it currently (28-Apr-2020) possible for Europeans to cross from Guatemala into Mexico overland at one of the two borders close to Tapachula: (1) Tecun Umán / Hidalgo or (2) Carmen / Talismán. I ...
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Counting days before/after traveling for COVID purposes

How do I count the days to figure out when I should take a COVID test, as it relates to travel? I left the airport around noon on Monday, which was my last contact with the public. I don't have any ...
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How much time do Canadian authorities give to non-Canadians to drive from the southern US-Canadian border to Alaska?

I read on https://www.alaskapublic.org/2020/07/30/the-rules-for-crossing-the-canadian-border-into-alaska-just-got-even-stricter: Travelers will be given a tag to hang from their rearview mirrors for ...
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Self-isolate if my home country rises above threshold while I'm in Latvia?

The current regulations to enter Latvia from another EU country mandate that I have to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival if the country I am coming from has had more than 16 new Covid cases per 100k ...
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Collecting baggage when transiting & quarantine rules

I'm arriving to the London Gatwick Airport to change plane when returning from Canary Islands. However, I will be self connecting the flights so I will need to pick up the luggage myself, and then ...
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Is the exception for the Thai visa amnesty deadline in the case of an outbreak situation in Thailand or in one's permanent residence country?

I read on the Thai Immigration Bureau website (mirror 1, mirror 2) that the visa amnesty/grace period is extended from July 31, 2020 to September 26, 2020: I'm confused regarding 1.2: is the ...
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At what stage of California's COVID-19 reopening is travel for tourism permitted?

This question is about what is permitted by health orders (rather than what is prudent based on personal risk assessment). I understand there are four reopening stages defined statewide, but each ...
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Transit France by car with an overnight stay - need to self-quarantine?

I'd like to transit France by car to travel from the UK to Italy. Given the length of the trip this would require at least an overnight stay. The latest advice is that, following new UK regulations ...
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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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When does COVID travel isolation/quarantine end? [Germany, State of Berlin]

I live in Berlin, and flew back from the UK, arriving into Berlin Brandenburg airport at 17:55 on Sunday 8th November. Since the UK is on the Robert Koch Institute list of high risk countries, I have ...
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Is a person with an EU work permit considered a citizen of European Union Member States?

I'm planning to travel from the Netherlands to Poland during September and I'm not an EU citizen, I just have a work permit. When I checked the Poland Gov site for travel, It is allowed traveling for ...
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Consequences of Overstaying visa in Taiwan [closed]

Backstory: My visa expires in a few days and I don't want to go home to Canada. Life is wonderful and normal here in Taiwan. I can either go back home or overstay. Specifically, I'd like to overstay ...
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While the covid-19 regulations are in effect, can I enter the US if I am married to a US citizen and have an ESTA?

I am a citizen and resident of Spain who is married to a US citizen. I am trying to travel to the States next week. I have an approved ESTA from one week ago and have already booked my flight. I would ...
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American citizen crossing from UK to France

I'm an American citizen and will be visiting London. After the mandatory quarantine, will I be able to travel to France via Eurostar? Are there passport checks in Paris and could I be denied entry?
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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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Least Covid Restricted Country Europe

I am tasked with arranging an informal meeting of two EU citizens. It can happen in the EU or somewhere near (maybe even Arab countries). I will have to arrange the hotels and hopefully some public ...
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Entry into Canada for Candian citizens during COVID-19 period [duplicate]

I am a Canadian citizen and a permanent resident of the US. Would I be allowed entry into Canada to visit my elderly and ailing father during COVID-19 border restrictions?
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Can I transit in the US travelling from South Africa

I am a citizen of Haiti, currently working in South Africa. I have to travel to Port-au-Prince for family reason. Can I transit to the US? I have B1/B2 visa and will take a covid test prior departure.
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Travelling from UK to Russia with Israeli passport

Are there any restrictions imposed on israeli citizents travelling to Russia from UK because of the increasing number of covid cases?

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