There’s A Handy Interactive World Map That’ll Tell You Where You Can And Can’t Travel
Keeping up to date with what’s changing in the world of travel post-Corona is a job in itself. Which countries have open borders right now? Are there restrictions? Will you have to quarantine? It’s enough to make you shelf your wanderlust altogether.
With policies changing by the day, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) is attempting to make things easier for prospective travellers with a new interactive global map.
How does it work?
The map of the world allows you to click on any country and see its current tourism policy. It’s updated in real time, reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis by IATA staff. To ensure the information is reliable, IATA partnered with airlines and government agencies worldwide to create the map.
Considering the rapidly evolving nature of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, they’re not liable for any errors, but the map is an excellent way to get a real-time snapshot of what’s going on in the world and well, dream.
Click on any country and a pop-up window will fill you in on the current situation.
For example, clicking on the USA will show you the current list of countries whose citizens are not allowed to enter the States, along with exemptions. Clicking Indonesia shows you that your Bali holiday is definitely on ice for the foreseeable future, with passengers not allowed to enter or even transit. But Turkey? They lifted their travel restrictions June 12, with passengers and airline staff subject to medical screening.
The pop up will also detail any quarantine requirements of a country. In the UK, you’ll see that passengers can enter but are subject to 14 days of self-isolation and must also provide a completed “Public Health Passenger Locator Form” to immigration upon arrival.
How can you access it?
It’s a handy, visual way to stay on top of the changing situation and to live vicariously through travel suggestions for your European-based mates. Visit IATA’s site, here.
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