Is Traveling Somewhere That Has a COVID-19 Outbreak Permissible?

07 September, 2020
Q Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) prohibited us from entering into an area where there is plague and to flee from an area where there is plague. In light of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, what is the ruling on traveling to a region or an area that has a most severe outbreak of the disease than where you are?

Answer

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. 

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.


In this fatwa:

1- The hadith referred to in the question aims to protect people and to work for their best interests. So, we have the flexibility of using this hadith and not worrying about it.

2- If a Health Authority or health experts tell us that it is safe for us to go into an area with server outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic because they are taking precautions and they have set up vaccinations or they have got testing going on, then in my opinion this hadith does not actually go against this advice.


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Source: FaithIQ