Apple Maps Displays COVID-19 Guidelines for Airports Worldwide

The Apple Maps app was this week updated with new COVID-19 guidelines for airports, providing iPhone, iPad, and Mac users with a quick look at COVID-19 travel requirements and easy access to each airport's full list of guidelines.

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Airport data is being provided by the Airports Council International, with the information displayed at the top of each airport card. The Airports Council International collects the COVID-19 information directly from airports.

"The recovery of air travel will rely on passenger confidence in the industry's focus on their health and welfare," said ACI World Director General Luis Felipe de Oliveira. "Having this information displayed in Apple Maps will help to make this crucial data much more broadly accessible to passengers. This will help passengers to plan their journeys and be reassured that their health and safety remains a priority for the industry as we all work towards a sustained return to operations and global connectivity. Collaboration remains key to a globally coordinated recovery and we are grateful to our members for the partnership we have forged to deliver this important tool that will contribute to the rebuilding of passenger confidence in air travel."

Right now, the app appears to support a selection of airports across the U.S. and other countries, but any airport that wishes to participate can sign up through the ACI Health Measures Portal.

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Top Rated Comments

larrylaffer Avatar
42 months ago
Personally I would try to fly out of a different airport if I was 7 hours away from San Diego
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
az431 Avatar
42 months ago

Not really helpful, just general information, and then there's the word "may"...exactly what people don't want, they want correct information, not as in "may"
(From a Main transport hub/airport in Europe)


Did you try tapping the blue link at the bottom? It's amazing what you can learn doing that.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
justperry Avatar
42 months ago

Did you try tapping the blue link at the bottom? It's amazing what you can learn doing that.
Haha, you really think I overlooked that link.
If I want information about an airport I, and I believe most others, won't open a navigation App, I would go directly to the Airport site.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
larrylaffer Avatar
42 months ago

Haha, you really think I overlooked that link.
If I want information about an airport I, and I believe most others, won't open a navigation App, I would go directly to the Airport site.
Two things:

1. If someone sees that in their Map, and then clicks the link, that's a good thing.
2. I don't know how it works in Europe, but in the US the decision to require a COVID screening certification is determined by the individual airlines, not the airport. Maps doesn't know which airline you're on so "may" is the best they can do.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)