IATA tracks border closures with interactive map

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IATA tracks border closures with interactive map

June 14, 2020 - 22:58
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Frequent daily updates keep pace with fluid situation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has introduced an online interactive world map to provide travellers with the latest Covid-19 entry regulations by country. In a recent IATA-commissioned survey, more than 80 per cent of travellers are more concerned about potential quarantine restrictions than actually catching the virus.

Utilizing IATA’s Timatic database, it encompasses wide-ranging information on documentation required for international travel. To keep pace with the fluid Covid-19 situation, Timatic is updated more than 200 times daily to provide accurate travel restrictions based on citizenship and country of residence.

Comprehensive Information

"As the aviation industry prepares to safely restart, travellers will need to know which countries’ borders are open and what health restrictions exist,” said said IATA assistant director Anish Chand. Travelers can rely on Timatic for comprehensive and accurate information on travel during the pandemic."

“We support the International Civil Aviation Organisation (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 travellers who need easy access to accurate information on entry requirements,” added Chand.

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