What you need to know about COVID-19 and travel

We know things are changing quickly and, as travelers ourselves, it can be confusing to know what to do. That’s why we’ve gathered the information you need to make smart travel decisions, whether you’re considering travel now or in the future. From planning tips to our interactive travel restrictions map, we’re here to help you get started, whenever you’re ready to travel again.

(Note: As things change, so do policies. We’ll do our best to stay on top of things, but always be sure to check with a provider directly.)

Be sure to check the latest advisories before traveling.

Stay up to date on restrictions and policies

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Travel restrictions

As travel advisories change, we’ll keep updating our interactive map so you can track what’s happening around the world. Filter by vaccination requirements, quarantine status and more.

Travel restrictions in the US

Health and safety policies

See an overview of providers’ health policies and sanitation practices, organized by airline, hotel and rental car agency.

Tips for planning travel

How to plan travel in the time of COVID-19

After months staying home, travel is starting to rebound and we’re excited to get back out there. However, it won’t look quite like it did before. Here’s what you should know.

Tips for flying during COVID-19

Thinking about travel during COVID-19? Flying may be a lower-risk option than you thought.


Tips for staying in a hotel during COVID-19

While travel is largely on hold, some travelers are looking for a change of scenery closer to home. If you’re considering a hotel stay, here are some tips.

Tips for staying in a vacation rental during COVID-19

If you’re thinking about booking a vacation rental stay during COVID-19, here are some tips for the cautious traveler.

Choosing flexible options


What to know if you need to cancel or change upcoming flight bookings, including the airlines with flexible change policies.


What to know if you need to change upcoming reservations, including the hotel chains with flexible change policies.

Rental cars

What to know about renting a car during coronavirus, including lowered age restrictions and flexible change or cancellation policies.

Flexible Options filter

As airlines and hotels update their policies, we’ve added two new filters that let you sort your search results by providers offering free cancellations (usually in the form of travel credits) and providers that are waiving change fees. (As always, it’s good practice to check a provider’s full policy when you book.)

Route-specific alerts

For those destinations that may have current travel warnings issued by authorities, we’re including alerts on our site when you search to give you a heads up. And to be extra helpful, we’ve removed flight results for those European routes that do not enter the US through approved ports of entry.