Many countries have restricted travel to help reduce transmission of the virus, resulting in a high volume of flights being cancelled. As Covid-19 is outside the realms of airlines’ control, it is to be deemed as an extraordinary circumstance. This means cancelled flights are not eligible for compensation, however your air passenger rights are still applicable as you are entitled to a either a full refund of your ticket or an alternative flight.
If you are stranded at the airport due to a cancellation, you may be entitled to care and assistance from your airline. If your flight has been cancelled and you are stuck in a foreign country, you may be able to request a replacement flight depending on the availability.
Non-essential travel should be avoided. Should you need to travel, it is important to adhere to travel restrictions and entry requirements. Airlines have to right to refuse boarding should you not follow flight requirements e.g negative PCR test.