10 of the best COVID-19 coronavirus travel resources
With travel information changing on a weekly – or even daily – basis, it can be difficult to stay on top of all the travel implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. To help keep you on top of any changes, we’ve handpicked some of the best travel resources – in no particular order – to help you with any travel decisions you may make.
World Health Organization COVID-19 Travel Advice
The official WHO website is not updated very regularly, but includes practical considerations to take into account on your travels during the pandemic. The articles include everything from public health considerations to advice on working in hotels and other establishments.
Official government websites are a key resource filled with some of the most reliable information and include handy resources for anyone considering travel. For example, the official UK government website shows the latest authorized travel lanes for people coming from the UK. Likewise, Re-open EU is a useful resource that details the various travel restrictions for the 27 EU countries.
Individual tourist office websites
Finally, check the website of the tourist office of the country you are visiting. They should have everything you need to know about entry requirements for travel, opening and closing of different areas, security measures, airport information, etc.
IATA COVID-19 Travel Regulations Card
This IATA (International Air Transport Association) COVID-19 map provided by Timatic provides an overview of the travel restrictions in place in each country, as well as more detailed information when you click and links to official government websites. . It is updated regularly but, due to the constantly changing nature of the regulations, it is strongly advised that you check with your airline before traveling. That aside, it’s a very useful resource, allowing you to see up to 10 countries. Unlimited access is available through a subscription.
Centers for Disaster Control and Prevention
The CDC is the health protection agency for the United States and provides access to all official announcements and information regarding United States states during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Flatten the curve
The term “flattening the curve” refers to slowing the acceleration in the number of cases, reducing the severity of the peak and the associated demands on hospitals and infrastructure. This is a community isolation measure that keeps the daily number of illnesses at a more manageable level and this website provides COVID-19 containment measures, testing and treatment information, as well as travel restrictions worldwide.
Travel restrictions by country by KAYAK
This is a useful visual resource that maps COVID-19 information on a world map. It gives you access to more detailed information and has links to official UK and US government websites.
Flight Center Travel Group Travel News
The latest traveler updates and information provided by Flight Center Travel Group, one of the world’s largest travel agency groups headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, with comprehensive alerts for anywhere in the world, whether it’s my region or by a specific sector within the industry.
COVID-19 Travel Alerts and Information from TripAdvisor
A simple list of links to official information on orientation travel from respective government organizations in different countries, as well as links to COVID-19 data, courtesy of Worldometer.
The Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit academic medical organization in the United States, which focuses on patient care, education, and research. Its COVID-19 coronavirus assistance resources provide a detailed breakdown of the different types of travel and the necessary health precautions individuals need to take for each. His travel advice addresses a variety of considerations that go far beyond the usual advice to ‘keep social distance and wear a mask’.
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