Bookaway’s updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The coronavirus has recently taken a hold of not only the eastern world, but also of the media sphere at large. Despite viral infections having the capacity to turn into global outbreaks, it is possible to curb both hysteria and symptoms with proper and realistic precautions.

Bookaway understands that many travelers may be feeling anxious to travel because of recent developments. Follow this post for regular status updates and contact us if you have any other questions or concerns. All in all, Bookaway wants to direct you to trustworthy resources in order to help you make educated decisions. 

A personal note

During these tough times, we at Bookaway are doing our very best to keep our site updated. We are working hard to verify the status of all of our services on a daily basis

We deeply care for each and every one of you. Although we are doing everything in our power to make sure that we keep you as updated as possible, we recommend that if you’re looking to make travel plans, you investigate the destinations yourself, just to make sure that you can, in fact, travel to or from wherever it is that you are going. Double checking the facts will only help ease the travel anxiety you may or may not be feeling.

Have you already booked a ride?

If you have already booked a ride with Bookaway and cannot travel due to the Coronavirus outbreak, many operators have issued special exceptions to existing bookings in the affected areas. Here are some steps you can take if this is the case:

1. Please check the policy of the operator with which you booked to see if your ride is qualified for a refund or amendment. You can find out exactly how to do that here or here. You can also contact the operator directly.

2. Depending on your case, departure location and the operator you intended on travelling with, Bookaway will do as much as we can to help you find a solution. You can speak with our customer support team here.

Track Coronavirus

You can track where the virus has hit, recovery and death rates here, which shows real-time data from the World Health Organization.

Thankfully, in the past weeks, fatalities due to Coronavirus have not increased by much. As of March 6, 2020, recovery rates are 18 times higher than death rates. This virus has finally been named: Covid-19.

Preventative measures

A few different, and reputable, sources have published guides for virus prevention. The key to health is upkeeping hygiene. If you have any concerns or questions, seek advice from your personal doctor or a medical professional. 

Common questions

Commonly addressed concerns have been outlined and answered by the World Health Organization. The WHO has over 70 years of experience in centralising medical information, making it accessible internationally.

Travel information 

Bookaway understands that if you’re on this blog post, it’s likely that you’re seeking advice in regards to your future or existing travel plans. 

In case you have been planning a trip but have not yet purchased tickets, it is worthwhile to do some extra research about the recent news updates of your destination. One of the main things to consider while traveling is personal hygiene; the WHO has set out protocols for this.

For those who have already booked a trip, there is no need to worry. If you purchased the flexible cancellation policy, you can cancel up to 24 hours before the trip. In case you may have any other questions, don’t hold back on heading to the help center on our website

Debunking & realistically speaking

We all want to know how things could go in the future. But, it’s also important to see why this virus is getting so much media coverage, and how this coverage impacts the world.

This coronavirus isn’t the first the world has seen. Mainly, in times of global phenomenons and crises it’s important to be diligent. Keep yourself educated, aware of your surroundings, and calm.  

Sweetlana Portnaya

Sweetlana Portnaya

Originally from Chicago - I'm a renaissance woman in the modern world. When it comes to all things pop culture, my references are endless. Cinema, art and writing are my passions. Educated in Communications & Journalism. Writing lots of fancy things for Bookaway.
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