I am scheduled to fly home to Canada from Cancun Mexico on March 29th. The Canadian government is now saying all Canadians should return home as soon as possible because some flights will be cancelled and many airports will be closed due to the corona virus. They say they will announce which airports will remain open later this week. They are also saying that as soon as Canadians return from a foreign country they should immediately self isolate themselves for 14 days.
My hometown airport is a small one so it will likely be closed. Even if it does not close it is difficult to decide how to arrange a different flight and date. My airline only travels to my home town on Fridays or Sundays. I went on line to see if I could change my March 29th flight to Friday March 20th but their website will not allow me to make the change online. It says I should phone them and leave a message with my phone number. They then say the expected wait time for a return call is 2,244.5 hours.
I could forget about getting a refund and simply try to book onto the March 20th flight to my home but by March 20th the government will probably have closed the airport in my home town.
If I choose a major airport like Vancouver or Toronto then I am not sure how I immediately self isolate in those cities for 14 days?
If I cannot get home at all then I have to think about where to stay. The condo I am renting in Mexico is rented out to a Mexican family for next month. I would have to start looking fast for alternative accommodation here in Mexico.
The crazy part of all this is . . the island of Cozumel (with all cruise ships suspended and zero cases of the virus) is probably the safest place I could be.
From what I hear things are a bit crazy at home while they are pleasant, calm and fun here. So . . we will sit back and wait to find out which airports will be closed and which will remain open. After that we can plan our return path or if lucky leave plans as they are.
I hear you about Boris but my place is already full of Americans fleeing Donnie Tweetster.