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Coronavirus affected co-passenger; what to do?

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 ...
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The UK has voted to leave the EU. How does Brexit affect people traveling to the UK and vice-versa?

As of today, no. Nothing has currently changed (other than currency prices, which are of interest to international travelers). There will be a prolonged negotiating period over the next several ...
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How does President Trump's travel ban affect nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria or Yemen coming to the US for tourism/transit/etc?

Update - November 2017 On the 13th of November, the preliminary injunction (which prohibited the US government to enforce the presidential proclamation) was stayed except for foreign nationals who ...
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Can a passenger predict that an airline or a tour operator is about to go bankrupt?

Yes, there were many, many indicators that Thomas Cook was in financial trouble, from analyst downgrades to their share price and their bond rate. But the company had been in financial trouble for ...
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Covid-19 virus day by day chart?

You can check it at Worldometers.info. There is plenty of info for each country in there.
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Is it safe for a foreigner to travel to Russia these days?

I am a citizen of a Western country and moved out of Russia shortly after the start of the current large-scale military conflict despite having some unfinished business in Russia, and since then I've ...
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Is it safe to travel to Miami Beach shortly after hurricane Irma?

Miami Airport experienced "significant water damage" in the storm. It will be closed on Monday the 11th, and they'll determine tomorrow whether they're able to resume flights on the 12th or whether ...
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Is it safe to travel to Miami Beach shortly after hurricane Irma?

Will it be safe? Yes. The hurricane will be long gone so there will be no danger. Will it be recovered by then? No, it won't. Not fully. the destruction caused will take months and years to rebuild. ...
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Is traveling to Italy safe during the COVID-19 outbreak?

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 ...
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KLM canceled a flight from China back to Europe that we had already requested a refund for. Are we entitled to compensation or just refund?

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 ...
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Covid-19 virus day by day chart?

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 ...
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Is it safe for a foreigner to travel to Russia these days?

No source is given, however the UK government travel advice page for Russia says: ”There have been multiple reports of intensive security checks on foreign nationals at Russian border crossings upon ...
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With the passing of Thai King Bhumibol, are there any customs/etiquette as a traveler I should be aware of?

One must understand that Thai citizens are very sensitive about the loss of the King. Unlike political parties, where controversy is normal, HM King Bhumibol was sincerely beloved by everyone in the ...
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What happens to plane tickets in case of airline bankruptcy?

An answer relevant to UK residents: use your UK-issued credit card. If you purchase an airline ticket with a credit card issued by a UK bank, the bank is liable to you for any breach of contract by ...
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What areas to avoid in Brussels after the recent terrorism events

UPDATE: A few days after this answer an attack took place. I maintain that attacks are possible, but very unlikely. Just like anywhere in Europe. I added a community wiki answer focusing on the ...
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Coronavirus affected co-passenger; what to do?

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 ...
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Dec 30, 2016: India demonetized all Rs 500 & 1000 notes. What do I do with my leftover cash?

Exchange them for another currency (or denomination, if you want to and can) as soon as possible. If somehow that didn't work, your only choice would be to physically send them to a friend in India. ...
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Hard Brexit and travel for UK citizens into Schengen countries in 2019

Strictly speaking, this is in the hands of the EU, which maintains two lists, Annex I (countries whose nationals requiring a visa for a short stay, labelled A in the link above) and Annex II (...
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Is it safe for a pregnant lady to go to Hokkaido in 2016?

It's safe. Per both the Japan Radiation Map and Safecast, radiation levels in Hokkaido are safe (green) at less than 0.05 microSieverts (μSv) per hour, or 1.2 μSv/day. For comparison, if you live in ...
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The UK has voted to leave the EU. How does Brexit affect people traveling to the UK and vice-versa?

Bottom line: Tourists, visitors, and transit cases are not affected by the UK's vote to leave the European Union. The relevant issues are about asylum seekers and some types of EU nationals who seek ...
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What will happen to Qatar flights from Doha if there is an airspace closure?

At the moment, they can still 'escape' via Iran, like this picture from FlightRadar24 shows: and from there to Turkey and Europe. As Alexander notes, this is because they can still use the Bahrain ...
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Does the US Government Shutdown affect my ability or the speed at which I can receive a passport?

Passports are not currently affected by the government shutdown. The passport service is, I think, not dependent on federal funding to operate. I suspect that the rules here are the same as for ...
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Is someone else's surgery a legally permitted reason for international travel from the UK?

Your need to see a person before a surgery, or to bring some people to see that person, is not a medical emergency. Her need for the surgery, may be, but it is not her who wants to travel. I doubt you ...
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What are the options of getting from Ukraine to Crimea (and vice versa) after 2014?

From the Ukrainian point of view, Russia illegally occupied the Ukrainian region of Crimea in 2014. As a result, transport options have been restricted from both the Ukrainian and the Russian side. In ...
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Coronavirus affected co-passenger; what to do?

According to this website: Like other coronaviruses – such as the common cold – the virus is spread via droplets when a person coughs or sneezes. It can also be spread when someone touches a ...
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Are dual nationals (non-US citizens) also affected by President Trump's ban on Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen?

Note: this answer applies to Canadian citizens specifically, as in the case of the OP. See the answer by @chx for what seems to be the situation for everybody else right now. As long as you travel on ...
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What are the current travel restrictions on individuals entering the United States from regions affected by Covid-19?

This answer currently lists nationwide entry restrictions imposed by the United States federal (national) government in response to COVID-19. There used to be state-specific restrictions (such as for ...
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Is traveling to Italy safe during the COVID-19 outbreak?

I'm currently in Rome, where you are considering travelling. The situation here is normal, given there are very few reported confirmed cases (6 so far, including 3 that have been declared 'recovered')....
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What do I need to travel to London during the scheduled Brexit transition date?

Nothing is certain about Brexit. May's deal which would have resulting in a transition period just got voted down in Parliament. This was followed by a confidence vote which the government passed, but ...
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