Confused about where you can and can’t fly to? The interactive coronavirus travel regulations map that reveals restrictions country-by-country
- It’s user friendly – simply click on a country and a panel pops up that reveals the latest regulations
- It has been produced by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and is continuously updated
- Each country is colour-coded according to how strict its regulations are – dark blue for ‘totally restrictive’
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To say that the world of travel is confusing right now is an understatement.
As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, border rules and laws are changing daily.
But help is at hand for bewildered passengers-in-waiting – a continuously updated interactive travel regulations map produced by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
The IATA has produced a continuously updated interactive travel regulations map
It’s extremely user friendly. Simply click on a country and a panel pops up that reveals the latest regulations that apply there.
Take the UK, for example.
Click on its outline and up pops this message: ‘Passengers are subject to self-isolation for 14 days. A completed “Public Health Passenger Locator Form” must be presented to immigration upon arrival.’
The IATA’s map is extremely user friendly, simply click on a country and a panel pops up that reveals the latest regulations that apply there
Click on Australia and a long list of regulations appears, which includes the following: ‘Passengers are not allowed to enter Australia. This does not apply to nationals of Australia. This does not apply to the immediate family members of nationals of Australia. This does not apply to nationals of New Zealand residing in Australia.’
Each country is colour-coded according to how strict its regulations are – dark blue for ‘totally restrictive’ countries, a lighter blue for ‘partially restrictive’ nations, pale blue for ‘not restrictive’ and off-white if the ‘latest updates are currently under review’.
Britain is listed as ‘partially restrictive’, along with Canada, the USA, Brazil and Australia.
Gilbert Ott, who runs the highly respected God Save The Points travel tips site, has given the map a firm thumbs up.
He writes: ‘When it comes to keeping up with the changes, there’s one tool, and pretty much only one tool you need to have the best information at the time. That’s IATA’s interactive travel restriction map.
‘You’ll instantly see what’s required, and if you’re currently eligible to visit.’
It was claimed today that the UK is expected to drop its 14-day quarantine policy by the end of the month in favour of ‘air bridges’ to low-risk countries.
Travel company bosses in Britain say they have been assured that the plans will be altered within weeks, with two legal challenges already filed against Ministers.
The Foreign Office is also thought to be close to dropping its advice against all non-essential travel around the world for Britons – and could do so by the end of June.