Over the last 6 months, we have all forgotten how to go on a trip, how to buy tickets just before a departure and travel carefree, because with COVID-19 it has become a real adventure. Now, you never know which country or state will close its borders and which new restrictions can be introduced as part of the fight against the pandemic. Read this article to find out which sources and maps you can consult to see the actual info on current travel restrictions.
Google Maps like many other services have just introduced a new feature: COVID-19 related layer. Using it, you can plan your travels around the city, see where you have to wear a mask and view how many new cases of coronavirus were detected in the city/neighborhood. This option can come in handy if you are heading to another city for work or family reasons and you are not completely aware of the current situation there. To enable the feature, just open your Google Maps app and tap on the layer icon. Then, choose the COVID-19 Info and you will see the topical info on each city/region/country.
Travel booking platform Wanderu also created in the interactive travel map of U.S., Canada and Europe with 24/7 updated status on COVID-19 and current travel restrictions. Using this map you can find out if you are allowed to travel to a particular state or a country, what you should do upon arrival (test, 14-day self-quarantine or nothing) and even up-to-date national train and bus service itineraries.
The user-friendly and interactive map United Airlines’ is available on the web or via the mobile application. With it, you can learn whether your destination country or state is closed or open if you need to pass a COVID test or self-quarantine. You can also use additional filters to find out current information on local regulations like mask policies and social distancing rules. To use the map, you just need to choose your geographic area and click on it to see the actual local restrictions.
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