Now Arriving: COVID-19 Travel Guidance in TripIt

Travel restrictions related to COVID-19 vary greatly and constantly change, meaning the decision to travel—and the process of travelling—isn’t as straightforward as it used to be. Thankfully, that’s about to change. Starting today, TripIt shows you the latest COVID-19 travel guidelines, restrictions, and requirements (alongside infection rates) for the destinations you’re visiting. This new feature will help you stay as informed as possible, with the latest information all in one place

How does the COVID-19 guidance feature work?

To help you stay up-to-date on the impacts that COVID-19 is having on your travel plans, we’ve added destination-specific travel guidance into the TripIt app. Once you book a trip, you’ll be able to easily see the latest information on COVID-19 for the destinations you’re visiting. This will include current infection rates, quarantine rules upon arrival, testing requirements, and other information travellers need to know before visiting the area. This information comes from our partner Riskline.

Where can I access COVID-19 travel guidance?

The next time you view a trip itinerary in TripIt, you will notice a guidebook button on your trip summary screen (above the edit button). Tap the guidebook to see additional information to help you prepare for your next trip. 

For every country (and for some countries, states, and provinces) you’re visiting, TripIt will show you COVID-19 related: 

  • Key information including infection rates, hotspots, and any quarantine or testing requirements for travellers entering the area.
  • Requirements and restrictions currently in place, including mask requirements, curfew orders, and restrictions on dining and shopping.
  • Travel guidelines issued for your destination, such as health documentation requirements, entry and exit rules, travel bans, and more.

Will every destination have COVID-19 travel guidance?

COVID-19 travel guidance is available for more than 200 countries and territories. Some countries also have data available by specific regions: 

  • For Australia, you can view guidance by state. 
  • For Canada, you can view guidance by province. 
  • For the United States, you can view guidance by state.

COVID-19 travel guidance is available to all TripIt users. 

What else is TripIt doing to help travellers?

Adding COVID-19 travel guidance to the TripIt app is just one of the ways we’re making it easier to navigate your health and safety needs the next time you travel. You can also view a general health and medical score for the area you’re visiting in Neighbourhood Safety Scores  and easily find nearby hospitals and pharmacies, all within the TripIt app. And if you just want to stay up-to-date on what’s changed since the last time you travelled, visit our Traveller Resource Centre—a collection of public health and safety advisories, booking cancellation and travel policies, and more, designed to help you stay as informed as possible. 

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