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(UPDATED April 8 at 2:30pm ET)
Almost all of my calls, texts, emails, private messages, tweets, you name it are from friends and family asking about coronavirus (COVID-19). They’re are wondering about many things including what they can do about their travel plans. With that in mind, below is my coronavirus resource page for travelers. My hope is that it 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:

U.S. GOVERNMENT

AIRLINE POLICIES
Air Canada | Alaska | American Airlines | Delta | Frontier | JetBlue | Southwest | Spirit | United | WestJetEvery airline’s website and phone number
Fortunately, most airlines are now offering waivers for tickets purchased on or before March 2. However, if you’re airline is not offering a waiver and you don’t want to go somewhere and you didn’t buy travel insurance, I’d keep calling and asking for a flight credit—or wait until the last minute to see if the flight is delayed or canceled or if they changed their policy and then call to get your money back.

Here’s a sample of American Airlines Ticket Validity and Update (April 7th 2020)

JOHNNY JET.COM STORIES

DOMESTIC AIRLINE/AIRPORT NEWS 

INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE/AIRPORT NEWS

HOTEL/LODGING POLICIES/NEWS
Accor | Hilton | Hyatt | IHG | Marriott | Radisson | Wyndham | Airbnb


CRUISE LINE POLICIES
Carnival Cruise Line | Celebrity Cruises | Disney Cruise Line | MSC Cruises | Norwegian Cruise Line | Royal Caribbean


CRUISE NEWS

CRUISE LINES ON PAUSE PER www.traveledge.com/join/
Abercrombie & Kent
– All itineraries 3/17/20 – 5/31/20
AMA
– All European river cruises 3/12/20 – 6/30/20
American queen Steamboat company – All cruises 3/14/20 – end dates differ by ship – click here for details
Azamara – All cruises 3/14/20 – 5/11/20
Celebrity – All cruises 3/14/20 – 5/11/20 (Note: Alaska & Canada sailings resuming 7/2)
Collette – ALL tours departing 3/14 – 5/30/20
Cunard – North American 3/14/20 – 5/15/20
Crystal River & Ocean– All cruises 3/26/20 –  end dates differ by product, Check here for details
Globus family of Brands/Avalon – All cruises and departures – 3/14/20 – 6/30/20
Holland America Line – All cruises 3/14/20 – 5/14/20
Hurtigruten – Norway 3/18- 4/19/20, Other itineraries: 3/18 – 5/12/20 
Insight Vacations – Europe, the UK and the Middle East departures 3/13/20 – 6/30/20
Lindblad – 3/16/ 20 – 4/30/20

Norwegian – All cruises 3/14/20 – 5/10/20 
Oceania – All cruises 3/14/20 – 5/10/20 
Paul Gauguin – All cruises 3/15/20 – 5/7/20
Ponant – All cruises 3/15/20 – 5/8/20
Princess – All cruises 3/12/20 – 5/10/20
Regent – All cruises 3/14/20 – 5/10/20 
Royal Caribbean – All cruises 3/14/20 – 5/10/20 (Note: Alaska & Canada sailings resuming 7/2)
Seabourn – All cruises – 3/14/20 – 5/14/20
Silversea – All cruises – 3/14/20 – 5/13/20 differing end dates by ship Check here for details
Star Clippers – 3/16/20 – end dates differ by ship
Tauck – All departures 3/14/20 – 5/15/20
Uniworld – All European cruises 3/12/20 – 4/23/20
Viking – All cruises 3/12/20 – 6/30/20
Virgin – All cruises 3/12/20 – 8/7/20
Windstar – All cruises 3/12/20 – 5/12/20

DINING

AIRPORT LOUNGES

TRAIN & BUS POLICIES
Amtrak | Greyhound

GROUND TRANSPORTATION NEWS

DONATE

COUNTRY NEWS

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


WHO TO FOLLOW ON TWITTER

World Health Organization (WHO) | CDC Travel | Surgeon General | Dr. Sanjay Gupta | VP Pence | For all coronavirus content on Twitter

NEWS AGENCIES
ABC | CNN | FOX | NBC | NPR | USA Today | New York Times | Washington Post | WSJ

WEBSITES TO FOLLOW

APPS TO DOWNLOAD
CDC TravWell | Calm | TravelSmart | Quarantine Together

CORONAVIRUS PODCASTS
Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction – Podcast  | Johns Hopkins | Anthony Davis

TRAVEL INSURANCE

INDUSTRY

TRAVEL BLOGGERS WHO HAVE TESTED POSITIVE
Angela Sun | Nomadic Matt | Trusted Travel Girl

TRAVEL VIRTUALLY

GAMES TO PLAY

Scrabble | Scrabble Dictionary | Two letter Scrabble words

BOOKS TO READ
Amazon.com | This App Lets You Get Thousands of E-books and Audio Books For Free

GOOD NEWS
Venice’s canals are the cleanest they’ve been in living memory

INFOGRAPHICS:

From the WHO (not the band):


From the CDC:


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Johnny Jet

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3 Comments On "Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Page for Travelers"
  1. Catherine Adde CTC|

    Thank, Johnny, I always appreciate your informative posts. I would add the additional cruise lines in the luxury sector, and/or expedition lines as well. Oceania, SilverSea, Regent, Seabourn for example. Also, for the South Pacific, a link for French Polynesia which is requiring a medical certificate to travel no older than 5 days from One’s Doctor, before being allowed to board a flight to Papeete.

  2. Carolyn Yapchanyk|

    I have shared this article on Facebook. Thank you so much for putting this all together it’s very handy and thorough.

  3. Art Fluter|

    Johnny
    Thanks for creating the COVID-19 info page. I just forwarded you email out to family, friends, and some of the workers at the California State Railroad Museum. (in Sacramento California). FYI, the museum has added more hand sanitizer stands throughout the 3 floor museum. We do a handcar program for 4th graders studying California history, and now wipe down the equipment before every class.
    Stay safe.

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