Coronavirus Travel Update by Skyscanner

Information is changing every day which can make it hard to keep up with the facts that are most relevant to you.  We’re continually keeping this page up-to-date regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease, also known as COVID-19. So whether you need it now, or in the near future, it could be worth a bookmark.  This information is as of June 9, 2020.

We strongly recommend reading the coronavirus travel advice from your local authorities and governments — such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Department of State — as well as the guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO), a reliable and trusted source of global news and information.

Government coronavirus travel advice

As of March 19, 2020, the State Department has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory that advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel.

If you do need to travel domestically, please be aware that numerous states have varying guidelines that may restrict the types of businesses that will be open. CNN has created a comprehensive list of each state’s guidelines, which can be found here.

Coronavirus travel restrictions for the US

The US government asks that all individuals traveling to the US from abroad self-isolate for 14 days.

Coronavirus travel restrictions by country

For additional information on coronavirus travel restrictions, including more information on countries not included in the above list, please see the US Department of State website here.

Coronavirus Flight Cancellation and Policy Updates

American Airlines

Updated Flight Schedule

Change and Cancellation Policy


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Change and Cancellation Policy


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Updated Flight Schedule

Change and Cancellation Policy

Turkish Airlines

Updated Flight Schedule

Change and Cancellation Policy


Updated Flight Schedule

Change and Cancellation Policy

Have you been impacted by coronavirus flight cancellations? Get more useful advice in our article on what to do if your flight is canceled or delayed.

Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions

While this is a fast-developing situation, here are four coronavirus travel need-to-knows:

How can I stay safe when traveling?

There are a lot of practical steps you can take. Regularly wash your hands (with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand gel), avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth and stay at least three feet away from someone who is coughing or sneezing. Read More.

I want to cancel my travel plans due to coronavirus. How do I do this and can I get a refund?

First of all, call the airline, hotel, or online travel agent who you booked with. Not sure which company you used? You’ll see their name on your bank or credit card statement as well as the email you received from them to confirm the booking.

My flight has been canceled due to coronavirus. How do I get a refund?

Call the airline or online travel agent you booked with. With so many travel plans changed, it may take longer than usual to speak to someone who can help, but keep trying. If the airline or online travel agent tells you that a refund isn’t available or they’ve stopped trading, it might be worth getting in touch with your credit card company if that’s how you booked. If you have travel insurance, get in touch with the provider as well.

Will my travel insurance cover coronavirus flight cancellations?

It all depends on your policy. Check their website or give them a call to find out more about your specific situation.

Original skyscanner article found HERE. For more answers to commonly asked questions on coronavirus, click here. We have also responded to the top questions from our traveler community in a Q&A, which is available here.

This page was last updated on June 9, 2020. To our knowledge, the information on this page was correct at the time of publication. However, given the nature of the COVID-19 crisis, information will vary by location and change at short notice and over time.  We will do our best to keep this page up-to-date, however this cannot be guaranteed.  

This page has been created for general guidance only and has not been designed for you or any specific circumstances relevant to you. It is highly recommended that you check your government’s latest travel advice before travelling or making any decisions to travel. 

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