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Your guide to booking with confidence as travel returns

We’re all excited to get out there and explore the world again as soon as possible. To make planning your next trip during COVID-19 easier and less stressful, we’ve put together a short guide to the resources, tools and advice you’ll need to book with confidence.

What’s in the guide?

Whether you’re planning or traveling, find the most relevant travel information using the links below.

And of course, always check official websites for the latest information before you book or travel. The CDC or WHO are great resources.

Find out where’s open for travel

Our interactive color-coded global map helps you navigate the ever-changing world of COVID-19 travel restrictions.

  • See where’s open, partially open and closed for now based on your current location
  • Click on a destination to see the severity of any travel restrictions
  • Review each country’s case count, entry requirements and quarantine details 

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The best sources of reliable travel advice

We’ve collected the best places to find the travel information that will let you book with confidence on our Coronavirus Travel Advice page. It has links to state-by-state resources and government travel advice, plus flight cancellation and policy news from major airlines.

We’re updating this page regularly, so you can feel assured that you’re accessing the latest details, travel requirements and links to official sources.

Find and book flexible fares

Take the worry out of booking. Use our Flexible Ticket tool to filter your flights searches and hotels searches and see which options let you respond to changing circumstances most.

You can also click directly through to each airline’s booking policy from your flight search.

Cleanliness and safety ratings

We’ve added cleanliness and safety ratings to our airline and hotel search results to give you peace of mind when booking and traveling.

Airlines

We’ve partnered with AirlineRatings.com to let you search for and choose airlines based on their COVID-19 safety rating. Each airline has a rating from 1-5 based on how many of these health and safety measures they currently follow:

  • Face masks mandatory 
  • Plane deep-cleaned daily 
  • Flight crew wearing PPE 
  • Passenger sanitation packs provided 
  • Changes to food service 

Just look for the purple badge that appears on all search results to see the rating, measures taken and what’s expected from the traveler. Search for a flight to see how it works. 

Hotels

Hotels with a cleanliness score of 4.5 out of 5 now have a distinctive badge in our listings. The score is updated in real-time based on direct guest feedback through our partner TripAdvisor.

You can select cleanliness as a search filter when you browse hotels.

Hotel stay during COVID-19 illustration

Stay on top of the latest travel news

The travel situation is always changing – so bookmark our travel blog to get the latest updates from around the world. We try to be as current as possible, but it’s always wise to double-check government guidelines before you make a travel decision.

Frequently asked questions

Is it safe to plan travel during COVID-19?

Being in any public space with other people, including while traveling, will increase your risk of exposure to the coronavirus. There are ways to make traveling safer for yourself and others, such as wearing a mask and maintaining a distance of at least six feet. You should postpone travel if you or a travel companion feel unwell.

Should I avoid traveling internationally during the pandemic?

As of August 6, 2020, the State Department lifted its Global Level 4 Do Not Travel advisory. The State Department has returned to its previous method of issuing country-specific travel advice. Check the CDC’s Risk Assessment Level for COVID-19 by country.

Am I required to quarantine after traveling?

The CDC recommends following state, territorial, tribal and local recommendations after you return from traveling. Some state and local governments require a 14-day quarantine for those coming from high-risk areas. Check the CDC’s site for more details.

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