Apple to Make Airport Coronavirus Guidelines Available in Maps App

By Kurt Stolz on 31 March 2021
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Apple announced an update to its Maps app that adds current Covid-19 guidelines for airports across the globe.

The update, available to iPhone, iPad, and Mac users, provides an overview of a specific airport’s coronavirus-related requirements for arriving and departing travelers, such as mask mandates and information about quarantines for arriving passengers.

The airport data is being made available by the Airports Council International, a non-profit organization representing the world’s airports.

“The recovery of air travel will rely on passenger confidence in the industry’s focus on their health and welfare,” said the association’s director general, Luis Felipe de Oliveira, who added that “[H]aving this information displayed in ‌Apple Maps‌ will help to make this crucial data much more broadly accessible to passengers.”

A glance at the information available for Vienna Airport displayed a mask requirement for all passengers and employees, a requirement to complete a health declaration upon arrival,  as well as the fact that arriving passengers would have to quarantine upon arrival.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)