Coronavirus: What to know if you are in a foreign country
Coronavirus: What to know if you are in a foreign country

Useful information about Coronavirus in your area

Updated April 4th 2020

The world unites under unpleasant circumstances of pandemic coronavirus, 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 not knowing when you will be able to meet your family. During this time when everything slows down, we have time to reflect and re-evaluate our core values, keeping in mind all hard-working doctors and nurses and everyone who gives a helping hand during this time. Thank you and stay safe.

In this occasion, we created this page where you can find relevant information about a city you are in, about the virus and how to protect yourself and others, all from the validated and official sources. Everything is in one place, so you don’t need to get overwhelmed when searching all over the internet.

 

What is Coronavirus or COVID-19

This infectious disease was first identified in Wuhan, China late 2019 and was named as COVID-19 referring to coronavirus disease 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 below-listed symptoms in a mild form, 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 worsening of your cough, increasing fever and difficulty breathing, these could be severe and some people would require hospital admission.

The early-stage symptoms resemble usual symptoms of the flu but they can also vary from person to person.

The common coronavirus symptoms detected so far:

  • Dry cough
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Muscle pain
  • General malaise

 

Source: sst.dk

How does the current Coronavirus situation affect different cities

Europe and the US have currently the most coronavirus cases and the curve on graphs keeps growing. Travelling to and from the US as well as travelling to and from Europe has been restricted to a minimum. But no matter where in the world you are at right now, it’s important to stick to the advice of health experts and follow steps to protect yourself and others, shown in the infographic above.

Different countries have slightly different measures to follow in public and LuggageHero wants to help you solve your confusion and provide you with all the information about COVID-19 you need to be aware of. We gathered them from the official sources, governments, and ministry of health.

You can use an 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 essential not to panic and be careful, making 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. If you are staying in Amsterdam for a longer period you might be able to still enjoy some of them after they are open again. Check out our full coronavirus in Amsterdam Guide for more information.

Copenhagen Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus is spreading in Copenhagen as well. Lockdown is due to 13 April but nothing is certain during this time. Entering Denmark is at the moment not allowed unless you are a Danish citizen or live in Denmark with a residence permit, there also a few other cases when an entry is allowed. You can find more information at Copenhagen Airport website or clicking on the headline. LuggageHero put together important information about public transport, social distancing rules, up to date flight cancellation rate and more.

Los Angeles Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus reached the United States as well. 40 million people of California including Los Angeles are now staying at home and keeping social distancing remaining 6 feet from others in public. To flatten the curve LA’s public transport limited the schedule to a minimum and attractions remain closed until further notice. LuggageHero put together a guide to navigating a coronavirus situation in LA and get a better overview. Click on the headline to get to LA Coronavirus Information page.

London Coronavirus Updates

The situation in Europe is picking up speed, therefore more measures and precautions have been announced by the Government. It’s important to follow the official rules when you currently are in the UK as not meeting the regulations can lead to fines and police interventions. Luckily, you don’t need to worry because LuggageHero put together all the relevant information about the current situation with coronavirus in the UK. You can find them by clicking on the headline above or the London city on the interactive map.

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. If you or someone you know happens to be a traveller in or around Madrid at the moment, here is information on what your options are with regards to travelling back to your home country or what to do if you must stay in Madrid for longer.

Miami Coronavirus Updates

The United States including Miami has lockdown date until 30 April. 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, have to be especially strict with following rules about social distancing. LuggageHero gathered all relevant information related to the coronavirus situation in Miami such as what the general rules are, how many flights are cancelled, is public transport still operating and much more. Click on the headline Miami Coronavirus Information to find out more.

Milan Coronavirus Updates

Italy has placed 16 million people under quarantine in the past month as it battles 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 are urged not to leave their homes at all if possible. If you find yourself trapped in Milan and are wondering what your options are, feel free to read on and keep yourself informed at all times with the up-to-date info on the coronavirus situation in Milan.

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 April 19th 2020 with closure of all events and cancellation of all gatherings. Movement restrictions are from March 21st to April 3rd 2020.  Click here for more information on the changes implemented in this city due to the virus and to see what your options are, especially if you are stranded in or around Munich at this time.

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, advising citizens to do just this, in 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. 

New York Coronavirus Updates

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the travel restrictions have been tightened as President Trump suspends travel from Europe to the US. If you need to travel to the United States, we would advise you to follow on this ban closely, and rules are changes fast.

On the other hand, if you are stuck New York or other American city and can’t get to Europe, LuggageHero gathered all useful information to make your stay easier. Click on the link in the headline or on the city in the interactive map to read more about public transport during coronavirus outbreak, what is open and closed as well as the essential measures to meet while in public to keep COVID-19 under control.

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 made it easy for you and gathered everything you need to know about the coronavirus situation and what your options are in Paris, and put it all together in English.

Rome Coronavirus Updates

Rome is the new epicentre of coronavirus in Italy. People need to be particularly strict in following the measures set by the Government. If you are in Rome right now, LuggageHero put together important information to know about what to do or what not as well as some tips for what to do in your quarantine. Click on the headline to read more about the coronavirus situation in Rome.

Vienna Coronavirus Updates

The coronavirus pandemic has hit Austria hard, and deaths and infections due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are on the rise. New officially confirmed cases of disease are constantly being added. The Austrian Federal Government has imposed restrictions on freedom of movement – all of which you can see in the updates as well as more relevant information about airport access, attractions and cancelled events.

Feel free to contact us if you want to share anything with us regarding how’s the current 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 enjoy yourself and enjoy the time spent with your family.