The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Thursday introduced a free online interactive world map to provide travelers with the latest Covid-19 entry regulations by country.
The map relies on IATA’s Timatic database which contains comprehensive information on documentation required for international travel.
According to IATA, to keep pace with the dynamic situation with respect to Covid-19, Timatic is updated more than 200 times per day to provide accurate travel restrictions specific to the current pandemic, based on one’s citizenship and country of residence.
“As the aviation industry prepares to safely restart, travelers will need to know which countries’ borders are open and what health restrictions exist,” said Anish Chand, IATA’s Assistant Director, Timatic.
In a recent survey commissioned by IATA regarding concerns people had about air travel post-crisis, more than 80 percent of travelers said they are as concerned about potential quarantine restrictions as they are about actually catching the virus during travel.
According to Chand, Timatic supports the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) guidelines to harmonize the measures to keep people safe while traveling and provide the confidence to open borders without quarantine measures.
Timatic has also launched a Covid-19 Alerts service to offer subscribers real-time notifications for all travel updates related to the pandemic.
IATA’s Covid-19 interactive world map, also available for mobile, can be downloaded below.