Travel Alerts

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Egencia is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to provide information and assistance to travelers.

The World Health Organization has declared a global pandemic due to the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outside of China.

Countries around the world continue to close borders, impose strict entry and quarantine requirements and restrict large gatherings.

Latest Updates:

Indian Prime Minister announces 21-day nationwide curfew effective from 0001 March 25. Additional movement controls remain in place.

Australia bans outbound travel on March 25. Some state borders closed. Nonessential venue, business closures occurring.

Malaysia extends movement control order, which bans most interstate and international travel, through April 14.

New Zealand declares state of emergency on March 25. Highest alert level in effect, nonessential services closed until April 25.

Singapore announced new restrictions, including social distancing measures, in place March 27-April 30.

Thailand declares a state of emergency, effective from March 26; officials to provide further details on measures. Entry restrictions apply. In addition, Thailand bans entry of foreign nationals through at least April 30.

Nadi Airport in Fiji closed from March 26. Passenger travel to outer islands banned from March 29.

Officials in Hawaii, US, order residents to stay home through at least April 30. All travelers entering the state must self-quarantine.

Authorities in Alaska, US, order 14-day self-quarantine for all people arriving in the state, from March 25.

Officials in Saint Louis and Kansas City, Mo., US, order residents to stay home and nonessential businesses to close until late April.

Authorities in Florida, US, issue movement restriction orders as of March 24. Stay-at-home orders in place in Miami and Miami Beach.

Officials in multiple counties in Texas, and Tennessee, US, have ordered nonessential businesses to close, residents to stay home through at least early April.

Saint Lucia announces the closure of airports to all incoming passenger flights through April 5.

Authorities in Panama impose total mandatory quarantine from 0501 March 25.

Officials in Costa Rica impose movement restrictions through at least April 12.

Authorities in Grenada close airports to all commercial passenger traffic as of March 25 until further notice.

France: Paris Orly Airport to close temporarily from March 31.

Belgian authorities to extend restrictions for eight weeks from March 23. Non-essential shops closed.

Switzerland is set to close its borders completely from midnight March 25, with only citizens, residents and those in possession of a cross-border working permit to be granted entry.

The government of Ukraine suspends all air, rail links with other countries from March 27.

Authorities in Poland implement nationwide lockdown from March 25, previous travel restrictions extended.

The United Arab Emirates government to close public transport, restrict movement between March 26-29.

Armenia implements nationwide lockdown from March 25. Residents only allowed to leave home for essential activities.

Saudi Arabia bars domestic travel in or out of its 13 provinces, as well as the cities of Riyadh, Mecca, and Madinah from March 26.

Authorities in Ecuador expand nationwide curfew to 1400-0500 from March 25. Restrictions on non-essential movements.

Morocco closes nonessential businesses as of March 25 until further notice.

Authorities in Botswana implement travel restrictions March 24. Land borders closed to passenger traffic.

Bosnia to suspend international flights from March 30. Daily curfew in effect until at least March 30.

Nepal suspends nonessential activities March 24-31 amid international and domestic movement restrictions.

Laos bans its citizens from leaving the country, with limited exceptions, through April 20.

Myanmar authorities require all arriving travelers to undergo two weeks of quarantine from March 25.

Airlines have announced cuts to their international flights in response to the sudden drop in travel demand resulting from the spread of the coronavirus and subsequent travel bans.

Those traveling internationally, should reconfirm government entry requirements prior to departure.

People traveling to affected countries should check their flight status before departing from the airport. Travelers with flight connections in these locations should also confirm all flights on their journey prior to departure and should consider changing their itineraries to avoid connections in these locations.

We’ve added a list of official guidance, latest travel advice and information on flexible travel policies to the Egencia Help Center please visit this to see what option best suits your travel needs.
 
Top airline carriers across the world have issued general policies waiving all rebooking and change fees for all international tickets with travel dates at least through March (and some through April).