Cancelling Travel Due To Covid-19 – What Should You Do About Travel Bookings?

Covid-19 has affected more than 200 countries of the world, thereby impacting the travel plans of many travellers. Tourism is one of the most affected industries along with hospitality, airlines, and lot more. In such a scenario, there have been major losses and cuts for the employees and staff. Various modes of travel have been banned, including airways, railways, and road transport. Thus, affecting not only the employees working in the industries but also the common people. 

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Are Your Travel Plans Refundable?

Yes, in case you have booked any travel tickets and there has been a ban on airlines, railways, and other mode of transport, the transport company has to refund the amount to the customer. If any of the transport company be it an airline or railway refrains to refund the amount, you have the right to complain to the state or central government of your country. You can however, book the tickets after the coronavirus pandemic gets over. 

Travel Insurance

In relation to the covid-19 crises, insurance companies pay an attention to when the travel insurance is purchased. If you have bought the travel insurance policy before the pandemic has started (before January 2020), then the disruptions will be covered by them. However, if the policy was purchased after the pandemic started, then the company may not be able to do anything. 

Contact Travel Provider

Travellers who have already booked their plans to various countries of the world with multiple tickets may be worried about the plans and money. Instead of stressing out, the first thing you need to do is contact the travel provider and get your doubts cleared. You can ask them about the refund, status, or about any emergency travel plan if you have to go somewhere on an urgent basis. 

Airline Travel Alerts For Coronavirus

Every airline company is supposed to send updates and alerts to its customers. It could be related refunds, ticket status, cancellation, bookings, or about any emergency services. Whether it is Emirates or other airlines, they would send prompt alerts to the customers. If you are not a customer or not have booked any tickets recently, you may not worry. You may subscribe to the airline company to get the notifications of all the news about the company in such crisis of covid-19 pandemic. 

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Airline Cancellations

In case you have already booked airline ticket and you got to know about the travel ban news, then you can cancel your tickets all by yourself. However, make sure that you are getting a refund. You may call the customer care of the airline and ask about the refund status. 

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Hotel booking cancellation

If you have already made Jeddah hotels booking or any hotel booking of any country, then you can get them cancelled by calling the respective hotel. You may even ask for a refund as it is your right to receive it. 

How To Know When It’s Safe To Travel Again?

The answer to this question is unsure. Only when the pandemic crisis gets over, the travel ban would be lifted and travelling plans can be put in place. Till then, it is important that you follow your country’s rules, stay indoors, and stay safe. 

Olivia Watson

Olivia is a world traveler who has been to 27 countries in just over 15 years. She loves to share her knowledge of traveling to help others travel safer, cheaper and have more fun.
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