(UPDATED June 11 at 1:00pm ET)
My hope is that this coronavirus resource page for travelers will help you make more informed decisions regarding your travel plans, help you get your money back, and/or help you find the latest travel and coronavirus news:
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS): Travel Advisory: Level 4 – The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of #COVID19. In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the US should arrange for immediate return.
- TSA will accept expired driver’s licenses a year after the expiration date, plus 60 days after the duration of the COVID-19 national emergency
- CDC: Page for travelers
- File a Complaint with the D.O.T.
–Which countries are open and which are closed?
–When can I travel again? How different countries are preparing for the return of tourism
–White House imposes coronavirus travel ban on Brazil
–Italy’s borders will reopen to tourists in June
–UK to introduce quarantine for international arrivals from June 8
–States are reopening, but many require travelers to self-quarantine. Here’s where.
–Disneyland and Disney California Adventure are reopening on July 17
–Walt Disney World to Reopen Orlando Theme Parks in July
Air Canada | Alaska | American Airlines | Delta | Frontier | JetBlue | Southwest | Spirit | United | WestJet | Every airline’s website and phone number
Fortunately, most airlines are now offering waivers for tickets purchased on or before March 2. However, if your airline is not offering a waiver and they didn’t cancel your flight and you don’t want to go then I’d would wait until a couple days before to see if the flight canceled and then call to get your money back or a travel voucher.
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- What the CDC Wants You to Know Before Swimming in a Pool This Summer
- Miles And Credit Card Perks Extended Due To Coronavirus
- American Airlines Extended Elite Status For 2020
- Airlines and Hotels Reward Programs that Have Extended Elite Status
- Tip — Use These Zoom Tips When Video-Calling Friends and Family
- I canceled my February around-the-world trip
- How I got my money back of my Feb trip.
- Why Now Is The Best Time To Buy Plane Tickets
- Tip — How to Effectively Disinfect Your Phone and Devices
- Tip — Use This Cool Device to Disinfect Your Phone With UV Light
- Tip — What to Do If You Have Tickets to the Postponed 2020 Tokyo
- Tip — The REAL ID Deadline Has Been Postponed
- Tip — The TSA Will Now Let You Fly With a Recently Expired Driver’s License
- Tip — How You Can Help During the Coronavirus Pandemic
DOMESTIC AIRLINE/AIRPORT NEWS
- Delta blocking middle seats, pausing automatic advance upgrades and more to enable social distancing
INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE/AIRPORT NEWS
- Latin America’s largest airline, LATAM, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
- Virgin Atlantic won’t resume flights until August
- Air France To Permanently Retire A380
- Cruise Critic: Which Cruise Ports are Closed?
DATES CRUISES AND TOUR COMPANIES ARE ON LEAVE via TravelEdge.com
Abercrombie & Kent – All itineraries 3/17/20 – 6/30/20
Avanti – All itineraries until 6/30/20
AMA – All European river cruises 3/12/20 – 7/31/20
American queen Steamboat company – All cruises 3/14/20 – 6/21/20
Azamara – All cruises 3/14/20 – 7/31/20
Celebrity – All cruises 3/14/20 – 7/31/20
Collette – Most tours departing 3/14/20 – 6/30/20 (some exceptions apply, click here)
Cunard – 3/14/20 – 7/31/20
Crystal River & Ocean– All cruises 3/26/20 – end dates differ by product Check here for details
Globus family of Brands/Avalon – -Domestic – 3/14/20 – 7/31/20 International 3/14/20 -8/30/20
Holland America Line – 3/12/20 – Differing end dates – Cancelled any remaining Alaska, Europe and
Canada/New England cruises for 2020
Hurtigruten –3/18/20 – Differing end dates check here for details
Insight Vacations – Europe, UK and Middle East departures 3/13/20 – 6/30/20
Kensington Tours – depends on destination – check with KT directly for details
Lindblad – 3/16/ 20 – 5/31/20
Norwegian cruise line – All cruises 3/14/20 – 7/31/20
Oceania – All cruises 3/14/20 – 7/31/20
Paul Gauguin – All cruises 3/15/20 – 7/1/20
Ponant – All cruises 3/15/20 -end dates differ by ship – check here for details
Princess – All cruises 3/12/20 – differs by destination/ship – click here for details
Regent – All cruises 3/14/20 – 7/31/20
Riviera – All cruises through 3/15/20 – 6/30/20
Royal Caribbean – All cruises 3/14/20 – 7/31/20
Seabourn – All cruises – 3/14/20 – end dates differ by ship Check here for details
Seadream – All cruises through 8/31/20
Silversea – All cruises – 3/14/20 –end dates differ by ship Check here for details
Star Clippers – 3/16/20 – 6/30/20
Tauck – All departures 3/14/20 – 7/30/20
Uniworld – All European cruises 3/12/20 – 6/30/20
Viking – All cruises 3/12/20 – 8/30/20 – Click here for the details
Virgin voyages – All cruises 3/12/20 – 10/16/20
Windstar – All cruises 3/12/20 – 9/3/20 – end dates differ by ship Check here for details
GROUND TRANSPORTATION NEWS
- Hertz files for bankruptcy
- Canada and The U.S. close border to nonessential travel
- Truckers brave coronavirus outbreak to deliver goods: ‘If we stop, the world stops’
- Uber and Lyft suspend shared ride options to limit coronavirus spread
HAWAII QUARANTINE RULES
Here’s the process for arriving passengers:
- Prior to landing, all arriving passengers are required to complete an agricultural form.
- These forms are collected by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) and information is entered into a database. At the same time calls are being made to the accommodation to notify them of the arriving guest and to confirm their reservation.
- Visitors are then to report directly to their accommodation.
- Once at their accommodation, a call is being made to the person’s mobile device or accommodation to ensure they are in their room. If the person cannot be reached after three attempts, that will be reported to the authorities.
- Visitors are required to quarantine for 14-days or for the duration of their trip if shorter. If they are caught violating the terms of the order, the penalty is up to $5,000 and/or up to a year in jail.
This information is being provided by the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
GOOD TO KNOW
- CDC Tweet: The vast majority of #COVID19 spread is through respiratory droplets so #socialdistancing and wearing cloth face coverings are key to slowing the spread of this virus. Safely cleaning and disinfecting often touched surfaces is also part of protecting your environment.
- UCLA Health: Coping with Coronavirus Fears and Anxiety
- What to Do If You’re Stranded Somewhere Because of COVID-19
- Do disinfectant wipes actually kill germs?
- NY Times: Here’s how to quarantine yourself
- WHO: Q&A on coronaviruses
- The New York Times: How to Stop Touching Your Face
- Reader’s Digest: Yes, Bottled Water Expires—Here’s Why It Matters
- USA Today: State Department halts passport services for travelers unless it’s a family emergency
- Baseball? Coachella? Handshakes? Tinder? Anthony Fauci on the New Rules of Living With Coronavirus
- Is the virus on my clothes? My shoes? My hair? My newspaper?
WEBSITES TO FOLLOW
- JHU coronavirus resource: Track the Spread of the Wuhan Coronavirus With This Amazing Tool
- Tracking ncov2019.live
- University students launch heat map to track virus across Canada
- UK Foreign Travel Advice/Alerts
- The New York Times: Tracking Every Coronavirus Case in the U.S.: Full Map
- TSA checkpoint travel numbers for 2019 and 2020
Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction – Podcast | Johns Hopkins | Anthony Davis
- “Tentative travelers have a number of potential safety nets.” (Anchorage Daily News): “Daniel Durazo is the director of communications for Allianz Global Assistance, based in Richmond, Virginia. I have a policy with Allianz because they offer an annual plan, instead of purchasing a separate policy for each trip. ‘If people become sick because of the novel coronavirus, we will extend emergency medical coverage,’ Durazo said. ‘Plus if you or a family member gets sick and your doctor feels you shouldn’t travel, you’re covered. But if you’re afraid to travel, that’s not covered,’ he said.”
- How travel insurance can—and can’t—help when plans change
- I use Allianz. Full disclosure: I work as an ambassador for Allianz Global Assistance (AGA Service Company) and receive financial compensation.
- How might your travel insurance be affected by COVID-19?
- Afar: How Cancel for Any Reason Travel Insurance Works
- Afar: What It’s Like to Be a Pilot During the Coronavirus Pandemic
- Huff Post: What It’s Like To Be A Flight Attendant Right Now
- L.A. Times: Empty halls. No handshakes. What happens when coronavirus cancels conferences
- Ad Age: Coronavirus Industry Event Tracker
- TravelPulse: Travel Agents: Handling Your Clients’ Coronavirus Fears
- TravelBank: Accessible travel tracker
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- Webcams from around the world
- Seattle Symphony is organizing “free livestreams and rebroadcasts until the orchestra can return
- BroadwayWorld Living Room Concerts
- Memphis Zoo is now doing virtual tours and educational videos.
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