(UPDATED July 11 at 11:00am 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.
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.
- These Coronavirus Mask Exception Cards Are Fake
- Airlines May Now Ban You for Not Wearing a Face Mask
- Airlines That Are Actually Blocking Middle Seats
- How I Get My Travel Fix From Home
- You Can’t Use the Overhead Bins on Many Flights to/From Italy
- For the First Time, Thousands of Treasures From Unclaimed Luggage Are Available Online
- This New TSA Rule Could Delay Anyone Who Likes to Fly With Food or Snacks
- A Trick to Get Your Money Back From Airlines That Canceled Your Flight
- 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
- Air France To Permanently Retire A380
- Cruise Critic: Which Cruise Ports are Closed?
GROUND TRANSPORTATION NEWS
GOOD TO KNOW
- What to Do If You’re Stranded Somewhere Because of COVID-19
- NY Times: Here’s how to quarantine yourself
- The New York Times: How to Stop Touching Your Face
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
Canadian Students launch a hotline with jokes to support isolated seniors | Frequent Flier’s Withdrawals | Training for Flying Again at the Gym
- 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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