Apple Maps Now Reveals COVID-19 Well being Measures at Airports

Use Apple Maps on iPhone, iPad, and Mac to take necessary coronavirus health precautions when you travel.

You can now use Apple Maps for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS to view coronavirus health measures at airports and access full lists of COVID-19 policies for passengers.

Apple Maps now shows Covid-19 measurements at airports

The feature is now available in Apple Maps without the need for a software update. Simply search for an airport in the Maps app on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac to access related COVID-19 health information, requirements, and other actions. You should also see a link that goes to an airport's travel guide page and has additional relevant information.

The announcement was made on the Airports Council International (ACI) website. Luis Felipe de Oliveira, the general manager of ACI, quoted the following:

The recovery of air travel will depend on passengers' confidence in the industry's focus on their health and wellbeing. Having this information displayed in Apple Maps can make this important data much more accessible to passengers. This will help passengers plan their trips and reassure them that their health and safety will continue to be an industry priority as we all work towards a sustainable return to operations and global connectivity.

The underlying data is provided by the organization's Health Measures Portal.

As MUO recently reported, Apple Maps now also shows nearby COVID-19 vaccine providers in the US. In addition to highlighting the location of vaccine providers, Apple Maps also provides information on the location's hours of operation and other useful information.

These details can also be requested through Apple's Siri Assistant.

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Viewing coronavirus information for airports is very helpful when planning to travel in the age of the pandemic, but there is only one downside: the availability of information.

Call up the ACI app and the passenger portal

Although ACI represents the global airport authorities, the organization does not provide this information for all airports with which it works. In fact, coronavirus health information is currently available for a selection of airports in the United States and other countries.

For example, in the UK, ACI provides information for Luton Airport, but not for larger airports such as Heathrow or Gatwick. Airports wishing to work with ACI can register for health measures through their portal. There is also an API for third parties, including airlines and app developers, to access this data.

ACI also provides more detailed information on the health measures being carried out at individual airports around the world via its own mobile Check and Fly app and the passenger portal. With the app for iPhone and iPad, available for free from the App Store, airports can easily inform passengers what to expect if they want to travel to meet COVID-19 requirements.

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