Coronavirus Information and Updates in Your Area
Updated: July 29th 2020
The world unites under unpleasant circumstances brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, impacting everyone’s life directly or indirectly. As the travel industry has been heavily affected, LuggageHero wants to keep in touch with all the travellers out there who are stuck in a foreign city not knowing when they will be able to get back home. During a time when everything is slowing down, we have time to reflect and re-evaluate our core values, keeping in mind all the hard-working medical staff and everyone else offering a helping hand during this time. Thank you and stay safe.
We created this page where you can find relevant coronavirus information about a city you are in, and how to protect yourself and others. All the information is from valid and official sources. We made sure that everything you need to know is in one place, so you don’t need to get overwhelmed when searching all over the internet.
Is it safe to travel?
Latest Covid-19 Travel Articles
Forbes on World Travel
2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards: Best Of The Best Around The World—For When You’re Ready
“We may not be traveling far right now, but it’s nice to know what’s awaiting us when we’re ready. Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel platform, as part of its ongoing efforts to support the recovery of the tourism and hospitality industry, today announced the winners of its 18th annual Travelers’ Choice Awards. This coveted award program celebrates travelers’ favorite hotels, restaurants and airlines around the world, honoring 4,817 unique businesses this year.” Continue reading here >>>
Trans Weekly on Business Travel
A Focus on Business Travel: Working on a Comeback
“Lockdowns, budget cuts and videoconferencing have compelled businesses to reconsider the value of face-to-face meetings. Corporate travel managers are rethinking their business models, too.” Continue reading here >>>
EuroNews on Summer Border Openings
Summer Travel: Which Counties in Europe Have Opened Their Borders?
“Across Europe, governments have started to open their borders after weeks of closure during the coronavirus pandemic. With the summer holiday season upon us, people have started to wonder whether they will be able to get away for a break abroad – and how far they will be able to go.” Continue reading here >>>
Lonely Planet on Passport Renewals in the US
Passport renewals are experiencing huge delays – here’s what you need to know
“My passport expired this week and like millions of Americans I have a choice to make: either send it off knowing that it will likely take months for it to get processed and returned or wait until passport agencies are fully operational again. Here’s what you need to know to make that decision.” Continue reading here >>>
TravelPusle on Hotels and Resorts during the Pandemic
How Hotel Brands Have Responded to COVID-19
“The hotel industry has responded to the coronavirus pandemic with enhanced cleaning procedures, social distancing and face mask requirements as well as flexible booking and cancellation policies. However, some companies have been more effective than others. NerdWallet recently compared eight major brands based on their flexible change and cancellation policies as well as health and social distancing policies such as mask enforcement, social distancing in common areas and low-contact check-in procedures to determine which have handled the COVID-19 crisis the best.” Continue reading here >>>
What is Coronavirus or COVID-19?
This infectious disease was first identified in Wuhan, China late in 2019 and was named COVID-19, referring to 2019, which is the year when the outbreak occurred. It is also referred to as SARS-CoV-2 since it’s a respiratory disease similar to SARS.
What are the symptoms of Coronavirus?
If you experience any of the symptoms listed bellow in a mild form, please isolate yourself. You don’t need medical attention, and it’s possible to recover within 4-6 days. Pay attention if your symptoms are worsening. If you experience a worsening of your cough, an increasing fever and difficulty breathing, this could mean that the symptoms are becoming more severe in which case you may require hospital care.
The early-stage symptoms resemble usual symptoms of the flu, however they can also vary from person to person.
The common coronavirus symptoms detected so far are:
- Dry cough
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
- Muscle pain
- General malaise
How does the current Coronavirus situation affect different cities?
Europe and the US currently have the most coronavirus cases. Travelling to and from the US as well as travelling to and from Europe has been restricted to a minimum. However, no matter where in the world you are at right now, it’s important to follow the advice of health experts shown in the image above in order to protect yourself and others.
Every country has slightly different rules and regulations to be followed and LuggageHero wants to help clarify this to you by providing all the relevant information regarding the coronavirus situation in each respective city. We gathered all the information from official sources and government and ministry of health websites and put it all in one place.
You can also use this interactive map below to find out more about coronavirus measures in specific locations by clicking on the link in the city mark.
Amsterdam Coronavirus Updates
As coronavirus is impacting the whole world, it is necessary to follow governmental restrictions and minimise your social interactions to prevent the virus from spreading further. It’s important not to panic and even more important to be careful and make sure that you, and those around you, are safe in Amsterdam during the COVID-19 outbreak. Coronavirus has affected the opening hours of the main Amsterdam attractions as well. Most of them are temporarily closed, with some slowly starting to open. If you are staying in Amsterdam for a longer period of time you might still be able to enjoy some of these attractions once they open again. Check out our full update on the coronavirus situation in Amsterdam here.
Barcelona Coronavirus Updates
Barcelona has been battling the coronavirus since the start of the epidemic in Spain. Low-income neighbourhoods in Barcelona were hit the worst in this region. By March 13th 2020, cases had been confirmed in all 50 provinces of the country. A state of alarm was imposed on March 14th 2020 in order to slow the spread of the virus. If you happen to be stranded in Barcelona during this time and need information on restrictions, travel, openings and closures and what your options are in general, we’ve got all the updated information for you right here.
Copenhagen Coronavirus Updates
The coronavirus has spread throughout Copenhagen as well. With the number of active coronavirus cases dropping each day, Denmark has started to lighten restrictions and is slowly opening its borders to certain countries. You can find more information on the Copenhagen Airport website. LuggageHero put together important information about public transport, social distancing rules, up-to-date flight cancellation rate and more. For up-to-date information on the coronavirus situation in Copenhagen, click here.
Lisbon Coronavirus Updates
The coronavirus pandemic has surely hit Portugal and with it, Lisbon, however, this country has not been hit as badly as neighbouring Spain. Regardless, strict measures have been taken from the beginning. More preparation time and people obeying confinement measures has helped Portugal manage its coronavirus outbreak. This has also given the country more time to prepare hospital beds and increase capacity in critical care units. If you happen to be a tourist stuck in Lisbon or a Portuguese citizen wanting to keep up-to-date on restrictions, changes, openings, closures, as well as on coronavirus statistics in Lisbon, read more here.
Los Angeles Coronavirus Updates
Coronavirus reached the United States as well. Citizens of Los Angeles are advised to stay at home and keep social distancing as much as possible in order to flatten the curve. LuggageHero put together a guide to navigating the coronavirus situation in LA and help our readers get a better overview. Los Angeles County Officials announced that the state of California is about to move into Phase 3 of the reopening. For more up-to-date information on Los Angeles travel restrictions, attraction openings, rules and regulations and the city’s latest news, click here.
London Coronavirus Updates
With the coronavirus situation in Europe picking up speed, more measures and precautions have been announced by the county’s respective governments. It’s important to follow the official rules and regulations if you’re in the UK, otherwise, failing to follow them can lead to fines and police interventions. Luckily, there’s no need to worry because LuggageHero put together all the most relevant information for you. To keep up-to-date with London’s travel restrictions, attraction openings, rules and regulations and the latest news, click here.
Madrid Coronavirus Updates
Madrid is the region that has been worst-hit by the coronavirus in Spain. The Spanish Prime Minister has ordered strict measures in order to slow the spread of the virus. Spain is currently preparing for the last phase change of the coronavirus deescalation plan. Whether you happen to be a traveller in or around Madrid at the moment, or whether you’re a Spanish citizen looking for a portal of all the up-to-date info on the coronavirus situation in Madrid, we’ve put together a guide for you. For daily updates on travel restrictions, the openings and closure of famous attractions, governmental rules and regulations as well as the city’s latest news, click here.
Miami Coronavirus Updates
With the number of coronavirus cases rapidly increasing and the United States being the new epicentre of COVID-19, Americans, as well as tourists trapped in the country must follow the rules imposed by the government such as social distancing. The state of Florida is currently preparing to enter phase 2 of the reopening plan. LuggageHero gathered all the coronavirus-related information on the situation in Miami such as what the general rules are, flight cancellation, the status on public transport and much more. In order to keep yourself updated on the daily, click here.
Milan Coronavirus Updates
Italy has placed 16 million people under quarantine in the past month as it battled to keep the deadly virus from spreading. Milan is currently the epicentre of the world’s active coronavirus situation. With the largest number of coronavirus infections in Europe, people in Milan were urged not to leave their homes at all during the peak of the virus. With lockdowns slowly winding down in Milan, it’s important to keep yourself updated with the changes in rules and regulations, travel restrictions and attraction openings. If you’re currently in Milan and are wondering what your options are, feel free to read on and keep yourself informed on the coronavirus situation at all times by clicking here.
Montreal Coronavirus Updates
On March 17th 2020, the city of Montreal declared a state of emergency due to the coronavirus outbreak. Schools, shops, attractions and businesses were closed and all large gatherings and events cancelled. Montreal remains the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak and as of April 20, 2020, the province of Quebec has reported the highest number of Covid-19 cases in Canada. Quebec has had more infections than the rest of Canada’s provinces and territories combined. Whether you’re a Canadian citizen or a tourist who happens to be in Montreal at this time, we’ve got all the up-to-date information for you. If you wish to learn more about the coronavirus situation in Montreal and keep yourself updated on the changes in the area, you can get all your information here.
Munich Coronavirus Updates
The first coronavirus pandemic case was reported in Munich Germany on January 27th 2020. The number of the infected is on the rise and German authorities have declared a state of emergency until after May 2020 with closure of all events and cancellation of all gatherings. For more information on the changes implemented in this city and to see what your options are, especially if you’re a tourist stranded in or around Munich at this time, click here.
Nashville Coronavirus Updates
The coronavirus epidemic was first confirmed to have reached the state of Tennessee on March 5th 2020. The governor has declared a “stay-at-home” order to put a stop to the spread of the virus. With public transport subject to change and with many cancelled flights and events, it’s a good idea to consider what this new and unplanned situation means for the citizens, as well as for the tourists who find themselves in Nashville at this time. We put together all the information that you need with regards to this city’s/state’s restrictions and changes and provide you with options on what you can do to make your life easier during this difficult situation. To stay informed and updated on the coronavirus situation in Nashville, click here.
New York City Coronavirus Updates
New York City has been the epicentre of the coronavirus in the United States from day 1. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, travel restrictions have been tightened as President Trump suspended travel from Europe to the US. On the other hand, if you’re a tourist stuck in or around New York or in any other US city and cannot get back into Europe, LuggageHero gathered all the information you need to make your stay in NY a little easier. For the latest news and all the up-to-date information on rules and regulations, travel restrictions, attraction openings in New York City, click here.
Paris Coronavirus Updates
Paris is another popular destination that’s been hit by the coronavirus, with numbers of people infected on the rise. There is no doubt that there are many travellers stuck in Paris as well. If you’re having a difficult time with information presented in French, LuggageHero makes it easier for you by putting together Paris coronavirus information in English. For more information on what your options are in Paris, as well as up-to-date info on the city’s governmental rules and regulations, travel restrictions and attraction openings, read more here.
Rome Coronavirus Updates
Rome has been hit hard by the coronavirus in Italy. People are advised to be particularly strict in following the measures set by the government. If you happen to be in Rome right now and you need a simple guide to follow on the rules and regulations, attraction and travel info, LuggageHero gathered all the information you need to know in one place. To keep yourself informed and updated on the coronavirus situation in Rome, click here.
Vienna Coronavirus Updates
The coronavirus pandemic arrived in Vienna on February 25th 2020. The Austrian Federal Government was inclined to impose restrictions on travel, freedom of movement, cancelling events with and closing attractions. With the number of active coronavirus cases dropping, Austria is slowly starting to get back to normal. Whether you’re an Austrian citizen wanting to keep updated or whether you’re a tourist trapped in Vienna, we put all the information you need to know on one page in order to make your life a little easier at the moment. For all the latest news and up-to-date info regarding the changes in measures, travel, attraction openings in Vienna, click here.
The entire LuggageHero team wishes you good health and positive vibes!
It’s important that we all follow the measures set by the authorities and protect ourselves and others. By social distancing and taking care of our hygiene, we are lessening the change of the virus spreading. We are in this together and every individual matters. If coronavirus spreads this fast, imagine how contagious some love and a smile are?
Feel free to contact us if you want to share anything regarding the current coronavirus situation in your city. We want to know how you’re doing.
Find out more about the travelling situation in the future. LuggageHero gathered answers from respondents around the world about their future travel plans. LuggageHero also gathered some tips on what to do when you are in your isolation. You can still choose to enjoy this time and use it wisely and please, stay safe!