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(Threaten to) take them to small claims court In most countries taking someone to small claims court is faily cheap and straight forward, and doesn't require a lawyer. That's basically its whole point, to let people recovour money they are owes where the cost of a laywer would be a decent portion of what they are trying to recover. I am not a lawyer, but if ...


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I'm in a similar situation, but unfortunately, it is not possible to visit relatives in China at the moment absent compelling reasons (e.g. very ill close relatives). Are there any additional restrictions for traveling to China with a valid visa? Yes. A valid visa is only an entry authorization, vaccination at the moment does not allow exemption from other ...


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In theory, yes. But beware of the many caveats: First of all, of course, you need a country that would let you in in normal (non-Covid) circumstances, most likely without a visa. Depending on your nationality and personal circumstances, this may be easy or quite difficult. Remember that you will most likely be outside of any transit-without-visa (TWOV) ...


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According to the letter of the published rules, unless exempt from various parts of the rules: You must have a negative COVID test taken in the three days before your service departs. You must complete the passenger locator form. Book and pay for a test package including both tests. The last page gives instructions for those on short trips: If you’re ...


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Your HES code has to be connected to your Istanbulkart (card used for public transportation) and only one HES code per Istanbulkart. You can't share cards anymore like before where you could pay for several people on the same card. There are information offices available near train stations, ferry etc. to assist you in obtaining a HES code and even ...


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There is a problem. Foreigners who have been physically present in Mainland China, Iran, the Schengen Area, the UK, Ireland, Brazil, or South Africa in the previous 14 days are currently banned from entry to the US* (with some exceptions). Switzerland is in the Schengen Area. Transiting there would involve being "physically present" there, and ...


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Its not quite a vaccine passport but some states have a public registry of vaccinations where you can sign-up to retrieve your records. For example, if you live in Arizona, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Dakota, Washington, West Virginia you can view your immunization record on the MyIR portal. It shows your name, date of birth and the dates when ...


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If you were vaccinated in New York, you can get an Excelsior Pass. What is Excelsior Pass? Excelsior Pass provides secure, digital proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results.


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For lack of a better, officially sourced answer, I'll post my second-hand information. I have friends who have traveled domestically within Mexico over the past few months, and none have been required to get a covid test or show negative test results. This may, of course, change or be different at different airports. One couple were pointed towards on-site ...


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Your visa has not been voided by INA 222(g), since you departed the US while an Extension of Stay application (which was filed before your status expired) was pending. See 9 FAM 302.1-9(B)(1)(c)(4)(b): [...] In addition, if an alien departs after the date on the Form I-94 passes, but before his or her application for extension or change of status has been ...


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It has been announced that you can travel from Australia to New Zealand without having to quarantine from April 18, 2021 at 11:59pm.


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So I wonder whether it would be possible to travel from transit zone to transit zone, No. When boarding a flight from A to B, the airline MUST check whether you meet immigration and Covid requirements for your destination country and will decline boarding if you can't show these. If you have a "good" passport you may be able to get away with the ...


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While the concept is interesting, it is unlikely except perhaps in very limited cases. The issue is that it is difficult to prevent you from leaving an airport. So, when boarding, you would have to meet the requirements of the destination country of your ticket. Simply telling the agent that you don't intend to leave will not make them waive pre-boarding ...


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This is not practical because many airlines will check if you have the right to enter your destination country. In theory you could book the entire trip before leaving, and claim that your destination country is the same as your home country, but your question was about booking onward travel when already partway through the journey.


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I haven't been to LaGuardia recently but in other airports eating and drinking is allowed and you can buy snacks and water/drinks. The expectation is that you remove the mask for short periods while eating & drinking and do so at least 6 feet away from anyone else. Most people I saw did comply with that. In Newark (EWR) one sit down place was open, the ...


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In Germany, most shops still accept cash. Every Rewe, Aldi, Lidl, Famila, bakery and other grocery store I've been to still accepts cash. Most bakeries (except for the chains that are in train stations) only accepted cash before the pandemic and of the few that I've been to, one has begun to accepts cards, but the others did not.


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From Southwest's FAQ—When the Federal law requires Customers to wear a mask (emphasis added): Customers will be required to wear a mask over their nose and mouth at all times during their Southwest travel experience—while checking in, boarding, while in flight, deplaning, retrieving baggage; and any other time they may engage with a Southwest Employee or ...


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In Norway, cash is still generally possible but now rather heavily frowned upon. Debit card works everywhere. Once there was an old lady in front of me in a queue who paid in cash, and the cashier got quite annoyed and basically told her this is a horrible idea now (uncharacteristic for Norwegians to be so harsh). Until last year I myself generally payed in ...


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(I know the OP is not travelling there, just an aside to the already posted answers, that is too long for a comment) In the Czech Republic, we are contactless pretty much for the last four years. Most places still accept cash, but contactless is the preferred method. In Prague, I only found one place (a very small newsstand in one of the subway stations) ...


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In Belgium, many stores accept either credit/debit cards (often even through NFC contactless payments) or Payconiq, which is a Benelux/Munich specific smartphone app that can be linked to a bank account and uses QR codes to communicate payment details. COVID has even lead to many stores only accepting these forms of payment, even though the law requires them ...


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Last time I went to Germany and researched this in detail (about a month ago) the answer was "Sample must have been taken no more than 48 hours before the scheduled arrival in Germany" The negative test result was checked 4 times! During initial check in for the entire trip, before boarding the flight to Germany, when exiting the plane in Germany ...


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In France, a shop cannot legally refuse cash (up to 1000€, after what you have to pay via electronic means to prevent money laundering). You can be forced to give the exact amount (or risk not being given change). There are places that will say that some banknotes are not accepted (200€) - it is illegal. They can refuse to give you the change, though. In ...


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In Berlin, you will find that businesses which can accept contactless payments (mostly medium-size to large businesses) are encouraging you to use them, but businesses which previously didn't accept card payments (e.g. small döner stands) still don't accept them now.


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This has come up before, but I can't find the question. In UK, a move towards a cashless society was happening before the Covid-19 outbreak, which has only accelerated it. Many young people here no longer even carry cash. A coffee – tap the card, only the vendors with a poor fixed-fee per transaction deal don't like such small amounts. Many people, including ...


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In the UK many places are restricting or discouraging the use of cash. I still carry enough to get me home and/or buy a few essentials, but I've used cash less than once a month in the last year (down from a few times per week, though much of the difference is decreased opportunities to spend at all) Some shops say "cards only". Larger ...


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In Dublin you should have no problem paying with cash. Lots of places will have signs indicating they would prefer you to use contactless payment methods but I have not come across any that don't accept cash at all. This doesn't mean they don't exist but if they do they will have signs to indicate this and you should have no problem finding an alternative ...


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In France, I don't think anyone is refusing cash (for most day-to-day payments that wouldn't be legal if you have the exact amount), there's just been a strong incentive in many places (but not all) to use contactless (with the payment limit raised to 50 euros). Apparently card usage rates have increased and cash usage rates gone down, which only accelerated ...


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Are there some more restrictions about the place I'm staying for the quarantine? I couldn't find an explicit list of requirements for Iceland but most quarantine/isolation guidelines strongly encourage a private room with a private bathroom. The government does publish a list of hotels that welcome guests in quarantine here: https://www.ferdamalastofa.is/...


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For anyone of you wondering the same thing, I've done some research and basically these two resources (prepared by Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management, and Iceland's Directorate of Health) which describe situation in detail, were very helpful. (Although I admit I'm still missing details about the proceedings after the both possible ...


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Typically for all countries the standard way to check is via IATA -> US, which mentions a few exceptions where the COVID-19 test is not required: Passengers entering or transiting through the USA must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) viral antigen, NAAT, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR or TMA test result. The test must have been taken at ...


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Currently, no. You can see the requirements on the site American Airlines has arranged. A negative test result is still required. The CDC's site directly addresses this issue: What if I have had a COVID-19 vaccine or have tested positive for antibodies? Do I still need a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19? Yes, at this time ...


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I asked a very similar question one year ago but it got closed: Where can I find an up-to-date list of COVID-19-related curfews and business closures in different countries? Anyway here was my attempt of answer: Wikipedia has a page on COVID-19 related curfews and lockdowns: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_related_curfews_and_lockdowns (thanks ...


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I flew recently on a US domestic flight of four hours or so where it was announced that there would be no food service in the aisles, but there would be snacks and beverages available on request. We were also instructed to remove our masks only for each bite or sip, replacing them in between. Since the flight was completely full, this was the most time I'd ...


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One easy way to figure out the true state of lockdowns is to look at mobility ratings. People stop traveling around when restrictions are high and go back to normal lives when restrictions are low. Using data from Google Mobility we can calculate the mobility rating for every country in the world which has enough Google Maps users. We'll use the "Retail ...


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Cell phone ownership is not yet mandatory, so clearly NO, you are not required to have the app installed.


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The app seems to just be a way to get information on the covid situation in Dubai, and contact the local health authorities if necessary. Are you required to use the app? It's hard to prove a negative, but I see no evidence. Beyond the fact that it would prevent anybody transiting who, for example, doesn't own a smartphone: Absolutely nothing on the airport'...


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Yes. On flights when meals are normally served, they are still served just with different protocols. When doing a transatlantic flight during covid-19, there are two meals, one dinner and one breakfast. Each meal was served entirely packaged and we were instructed to remove our masks only after the service crew cleared our aisle. Beverage service was the ...


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As suggested in other answers, it depends. In Europe, EASA Health and Safety protocol published June 30th, 2020, recommends reduced service: Aircraft operators should reduce in-flight services to the minimum necessary to ensure passenger comfort and well-being and limit contact between cabin crew members and passengers, giving proper consideration to the ...


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Are there still meals in airliners? That depends on the flight. Some countries do/did impose meal restrictions for domestic flights, e.g. at some point Thailand banned inflight catering on domestic flights (mirror) (December 31, 2020). But I'm not aware of such bans for long-haul flights: all long-haul flights I've seen did allow meals.


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Yes. You take off your mask. I know this from a short haul flight, so logic says longer ones are more likely to have food.


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Is there any place at all where we can travel from Germany easily during these times? You can „travel“ to: Google Streetview Google Earth TV travel documentaries Atlases Travel guidebooks / Wikivoyage Other online options


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One easy way to figure out the true state of lockdowns is to look at mobility ratings. People stop traveling around when restrictions are high and go back to normal lives when restrictions are low. Using data from Google Mobility we can calculate the mobility rating of European, North African and Middle Eastern countries, on a 7-day rolling average. We'll ...


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https://reopen.europa.eu/en lists covid related restrictions such as quarantines and closed hotels/restaurants for each EU country, you can look at it to decide which location fits best your needs. The restrictions change quite often, e.g. see Third Covid wave hits Europe: Lockdowns imposed (2021-03-22). Also some restrictions are specific to some regions of ...


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I was recently in the similar situation with planning a trip for my mum who’s a visitor visa holder. I only followed the rules about requirements for entry concerning travellers from non red list countries including pre-departure negative test and booking Covid test package for day two and eight after arrival. My mum was challenged at the airport for ...


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