European travelers and countries
Foreign nationals who have traveled to countries in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the Schengen Area within the previous 14 days will be denied permission to travel to the United States. The Schengen Area countries include Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
The Department of Homeland Security is requiring U.S. citizens and lawful U.S. permanent residents who’ve traveled to these countries in the previous 14 days, to return to the United States through select airports where enhanced screening procedures are in place. Guidance on enhanced screening procedures can be found on the Department of Homeland Security website. Americans returning from the affected countries will now be required to travel through 13 airports. The CDC approved airports are as follows: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago-O’Hare (ORD), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Miami (MIA), Newark (EWR), Honolulu (HNL), New York-JFK (JFK), Los Angeles (LAX), Seattle (SEA), San Francisco (SFO), and Washington-Dulles (IAD).
Do I need to cancel or rebook my trip?
Many airlines have issued flexible travel policies for destinations where significant spread of the virus has been reported. In general, this means, waiving fees for changes or cancellations to booked travel plans, subject to specific terms and conditions.
- Travelers are encouraged to check the airlines’ website for latest information on flexible travel policies, and potential impact to their journey.
- As the situation changes, airline may modify their flexible travel policy. If a flexible travel policy has not been issued or if the change to the booking is outside of the policy parameters, then the original terms and conditions of the booking will apply, including applicable change or cancelation fees.
- If an operator is not listed, travelers are advised to check the website of the airline, hotel or rail operator for the latest information.