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A cabin crewmember here. This is different from airline to another, and country to another, but I can safely assume there are a lot of similarities when it comes to this, as most of the airlines get the instructions from local Civil Aviation Authorities and local health ministries, both authorities get the information from higher global organizations. The ...


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If hotel is cancelling, you will get refund. Since hotel said that they didn't charge, you have two things to do. Contact booking site, hotels.com and explain the situation and ask them to reverse the charge. If they are non responsive, contact the credit card provider and say that you are disputing the charge, as you didn't get the service. Mention that ...


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Go home if you can! If you are travelling in your country of residence, go home and self-isolate there. If travel restrictions make this impossible, contact the relevant authorities for advise. Usually there are some exemptions for essential travel, and travelling from a potentially crowded hostel to your home may well count as valid travel. If you are ...


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Travel of this sort is either permitted or it's not. If there are restrictions on travel in your area you should follow them. If there are not then it's allowed. For example, if you were in Italy or France on this day (March 21 2020) then such travel would be forbidden - it's not essential travel. As I understand it there are no restrictions on internal ...


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I will be travelling by car with my friend (only 1 friend). With the current lockdown rules, will I be stopped and fined? From Coronavirus: Boris Johnson's address to the nation in full - BBC News That is why people will only be allowed to leave their home for the following very limited purposes: Shopping for basic necessities, as ...


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According to Coronavirus (COVID-19): travel corridors, You will need to self-isolate if you visited or made a transit stop in a country or territory that is not on the list in the 14 days before you arrive in England. You would be OK if you spent 14 days in Italy after leaving France.


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You can check it at Worldometers.info. There is plenty of info for each country in there.


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The question asks "I would like to know if there are any official recommendations on if this kind of travel is discouraged/forbidden, or even unofficial reasons why one option might be better than the other." In the US, travel and similar restrictions are being handled mainly by state and local governments. Chicago is in Illinois. The State of Illinois has ...


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Normally she would enter on a 90 days tourist visa, as we don't yet have a long term family reunification visa. Your wife will never get a long-term family reunification visa because such visas are not issued to beneficiaries of the free movement directive. As a beneficiary from a so-called "Annex II" country (that is, a country whose citizens do not need ...


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The exact details can depend on the tickets you've purchased, but as a general rule British Airways has 4 types of ticket based on age : Infant (below 2 years) WITHOUT a seat. 10% of the standard adult fare. Infant (below 2 years) WITH a seat. 75% of the standard adult fare. Child (2-11 years old) WITH a seat. 75% of the standard adult fare. Adult (12+ ...


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This is enforced the way most rules are enforced: catching the low hanging fruits, deterring others and generally making it more costly/statistically less likely to succeed even if you cannot stop everbody. That's true even in normal times and for some borders outside of the Schengen area or many other type of rules. Short of miliarizing a border East-German ...


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The additional check in time is needed for all the extra paperwork. Repatriation flights are organized and approved by governments to help return citizens to their country of origin. They can't let anyone on board who is simply willing to pay the fare. They must check and double check your passport, citizenship status, etc. Moreover, scheduling a ...


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I would recommend you file for an extension as soon as you are sure you are not likely to be able to leave on time. All things considered, this will probably be early May. Here is the current situation: India has suspended all commercial flights in and out of the country through 3 May 2020. By 4 May at the latest, there should be a new announcement, and ...


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The Proclamation suspends entry to the US of people who have been to the Schengen Area within the last 14 days, other than US citizens and permanent residents, and immediate family of US citizens and permanent residents. It does not affect exit from the US to the Schengen Area, and it does not suspend flights between the US and the Schengen Area (though some ...


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If you haven't already done so, contact your embassy for advice on how to return to your home country. Embassies are organizing repatriation flights that are not advertised and only available by contacting the embassy. For example, there was a Poland-to-US repatriation flight on April 24. Although there may not be another repatriation flight available ...


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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the US government's public health agency, currently gives the following advice about travel to Italy: Warning - Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel—Widespread Community Transmission CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Italy. There is limited access to adequate medical care in affected areas. ....


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As an airline employee, working with higher management currently, I can safely tell you it's a gamble. The aviation business is like a poor handyman in some poor country, whatever money he makes that day is barely enough for food. If the day goes by without work, no meal that day. This is true even for the best of the airlines. Most of the best five-star ...


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Quote from an .gov.uk site: Coronavirus (COVID-19): how to self-isolate when you travel to the UK When you arrive in the UK, you will not be allowed to leave the place where you’re staying for the first 14 days you’re in the UK (known as ‘self-isolating’) unless you’re arriving from an exempt country. This is because it can take up to 14 days for ...


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The airline did NOT cancel your flight. They cancelled a flight that you were not booked on at the time of the cancellation. It is as simple as this. You were not booked on the flight, so you are due no compensation. IF you had not already canceled your tickets, and you were still booked on the flight at the time of the cancellation, then you might have ...


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Have a look at the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus dashboard You can access their database directly if you wish to do your own modelling on the projection of the virus. There are also daily situation reports documenting progress of effects of the disease in relevant countries.


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TL;DR: You can, possibly, in some places, but it may not be a great idea. Whether it is legal depends on the Bundesland (state) — to put it simply, the federal government has no authority in these matters, and each state put down their own rules. There are federal rules for entry into Germany, but these don't apply as you are already in the country. ...


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Unfortunately, there is no official service to help you out. You're supposed to ask someone to buy stuff for you and bring it over. The Ministry assumes that everyone knows someone who is able to help. If you don't know anyone, you have to search for alternatives. If you stay in Berlin, you should be able to find a supermarket that will deliver groceries ...


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Is filing I-539 the easiest way to extend her stay at this time? Yes. It's also the hardest way. It's the only way. More seriously, there could be some sort of amnesty or other program offered to nonimmigrants in the US who are affected by the pandemic. If that happens, it could save you a few hundred dollars. But I wouldn't count on it. I certainly ...


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You are already being too paranoid for right now . Though this may change if Wuhan Corona virus becomes far more widespread. Apart from the very small probability of coming into contact with a Wuhan Coronavirus carrier unless you are in/around Wuhan as mentioned in another answer you need to consider the following: 300,000 to 650,000 people die from Flu ...


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With the current lockdown rules, will I be stopped and fined? What are the possible consequences? If you're lucky, you will be stopped, fined, and sent home. If you're unlucky: You get sick from COVID-19. You pass on COVID-19 to (many) others, some of whom may die, and more who will have to go to a busy hospital. You get fined or even have to go to jail (...


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Have they looked at the German Embassy site for New Zealand? The first link of that page leads to the Covid-19: Informationen für Reisende page that gives details about the present situation. Have they registred in the ELEFAND as well at the www.rueckholprogramm.de? the latter is needed so that the Embassy knows who needs help Hierfür gilt ...


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The top answer so far quotes the guidance and not the law. The law is The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) Regulations 2020, and specifically Regulation 4(7)(a) (7) P must, on their arrival in England, travel directly to the place at which they are to self-isolate, and must then self-isolate until whichever is the earlier of— (...


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Since you bought a non-refundable ticket, the airline does not have to refund you. Travel insurance could pay out if you have “event cancellation” cover. However, since the the Canadian government does not advise against travelling to Portugal, it’s unlikely that most generic policies will pay out. I would say that your best option is just to wait. It’s ...


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You will almost certainly be refused boarding by the airline or be turned away at the border by immigration. Germany has enacted an entry ban on all non-citizens, with the only exceptions being for certain travellers transiting to get to their home country or travellers seeking entry into Germany for urgent reasons. Unless you have an urgent reason to ...


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