AMSTERDAM — Travellers can keep track of all the latest COVID-19 entry regulations around the world with IATA’s new online interactive world map.
Available for free and viewable here, the map relies on IATA’s Timatic database, which contains comprehensive information on documentation required for international travel. Timatic is updated more than 200 times per day to provide accurate travel restrictions specific to the pandemic, based on one’s citizenship and country of residence.
The Timatic COVID-19 Alerts service was also launched this week to offer subscribers real-time notifications for all travel updates related to the pandemic.
‘’As the aviation industry prepares to safely restart, travelers will need to know which countries’ borders are open and what health restrictions exist. Travelers can rely on Timatic for comprehensive and accurate information on travel during the pandemic,’’ said Anish Chand, IATA’s Assistant Director, Timatic.
In a recent survey commissioned by IATA regarding air travel concerns post-pandemic, more than 80% of travellers said they are as concerned about potential quarantine restrictions as they are about actually catching the virus during travel.
Added Chand: ‘’We support 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. And this Timatic offering will be a vital tool for travelers who need easy access to accurate information on entry requirements.”