Travel regulations by country during Covid

The biggest question among travelers and want-to-travelers is: Where can I travel now/next month/in November/in 2021? It’s frustrating because no one can answer with certainty.

However, this may help. You can use it for free during the Covid-19 crisis. It doesn’t show announced openings or land or sea info though.

Interactive Coronavirus (Covid-19) Travel Regulations Map (powered by Timatic)

Here’s where you’ll find this Coronavirus Travel Regulations map.

At first look, you’ll see by color whether a county is Totally Restrictive, Partially Restrictive, Not Restrictive, or if the latest updates are under review.

Interactive Coronavirus (Covid-19) Travel Regulations Map (powered by Timatic)

A sample of what the map looks like

It’s easier to use this map if you zoom in on an area. There’s a + & – on the lower left for this.

As you mouseover a country, that country becomes highlight on the map. I wish the country’s name would appear but it doesn’t.

Once you click on any country, a box area appears on the right and in that box you’ll see its name, the date of publication of the info and what is known about that country. For example, whether flights are permitted, who may enter, quarantine, health requirements, whether a certificate of health is needed. Click again on the country and the info box goes away.

You can also be notified when the travel restrictions change. However, there’s an annual fee for that as it’s a professional service.

About Timatic and the IATA

Before I post something or believe something for myself, I try to verify it. This map says “powered by Timatic,” and happily there’s a link that explains Timatic. Here’s the opening paragraph:

“IATA Timatic is used by airlines and travel agents to verify passenger travel document requirements for their destination and any transit points. Airlines use various Timatic solutions to ensure their customers are compliant with border control rules and regulations. Timatic delivers personalized information based on the passenger’s destination, transit points, nationality, travel document, residence country etc.”

The page goes on to show its sources and authority. And IATA, by the way, per this opening paragraph on their page:

“The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 290 airlines or 82% of total air traffic. We support many areas of aviation activity and help formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.​”


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