The Latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Updated: 3 days ago

There is a lot happening in the world right now. As a site focused on travel, aviation, and loyalty programs, we have necessarily had a ton of coverage as the coronavirus situation has unfolded.

Below you can find essential resources, covering everything from the latest hotel and airline cancelation policies, to updates on border closings and quarantines. This page will be constantly refreshed, so feel free to bookmark it for an easy way to stay up to date!

Essential Coronavirus Information

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Coronavirus Travel Policies & Advisories

The situation is changing by the hour, and while there will be worldwide social and economic fallout from this pandemic, the impacts on the travel industry are far-reaching. If you're looking for information and updates on the virus itself, please check…

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Essential Coronavirus Information & Updates

As the situation continues to unfold, we are seeing a deluge of information across the internet -- with much of the good and practical content being drowned out in the noise. At the same time, many people seem to not understand the gravity of the situation,…

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Our Experiences with Coronavirus

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Travel Blogging In A Time Without Travel

Obviously the current global situation is having huge impacts on virtually every aspect of our society. While airlines were perhaps the first to be hit hard, this truly affects almost everyone in a negative way. I've had a lot of readers ask what this…

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Bye Bye Travel, Hello Social Distancing

I think it's safe to say that the events of the past several weeks have been surreal and unprecedented, to put it mildly.  What many originally thought of as a regional situation has turned into a global pandemic. I feel like at first it was one of those…

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Latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) News

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Join Us For Today’s OMAAT Virtual Happy Hour!

Today at 6:30PM ET we'll be having our weekly OMAAT virtual happy hour. This evening we'll be focused on redeeming miles (so bring your questions), and we'll be joined by Matthew Klint from Live and Let's Fly, as well as my PointsPros colleague Jordan.…

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German Government To Take 20% Stake In Lufthansa

After much back and forth, it looks like Lufthansa and the German government have finally agreed to the terms of a bailout. The basics of Lufthansa's rescue package A package worth of up to €9 billion EUR in grants and loans has been approved for Lufthansa…

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US Introduces New Brazil Travel Ban

Over the past few months we've seen President Trump introduce several travel bans. First there was the China travel ban in early February, then there was the European Union travel ban in mid-March, and then that travel ban was extended to the UK and…

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TSA Data: 318K+ People Flew Yesterday, “Only” 88% Decrease

We know that demand for air travel has plummeted, as we've seen airlines cut capacity unlike ever before. For the past several weeks I've been keeping an eye on passenger numbers, as it's interesting to see how demand is evolving. For better or worse,…

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Qatar Airways Allegedly Firing Senior Cabin Crew

Several days ago I wrote about how Qatar Airways is in the process of laying off a significant percentage of cabin crew, as the carrier has a bleak outlook on the future. Not much information has been made public about what these layoffs will look like,…

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Avianca Files For Bankruptcy Protection

Avianca has just become one of the largest airlines in the world to file for bankruptcy protection as a result of COVID-19. Avianca, the second largest airline in Latin America after LATAM, has just filed for bankruptcy protection. This comes after the…

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