Over half of the British state that they are confused by the current Covid travel rules – luckily there is an interactive world map that breaks them down by country
- The constantly updated map allows users to click on a country and view the latest regulations in force there
- A panel shows the entry requirements, quarantine requirements and the latest number of Covid-19 cases
- News of a vaccine resulted in 41% increasing confidence in traveling abroad over the next six months
If you are unsure of where to go now and in the future, you are not alone.
According to a new survey, more than half of adults in the UK (56 percent) said they found it difficult to understand the options currently available to them.
Fortunately, Skyscanner, who commissioned the survey, is showing a constantly updated interactive map of the travel regulations, with the rules broken down by country. And it's a breeze – just select which country you're traveling from above, click a country, and a window will pop up with the latest regulations in force there.
The Skyscanner website has a constantly updated map of the Covid Interactive Travel Regulations, where the rules are broken down by country. Orange means moderate restrictions and red means significant restrictions
For example, if you select that you are in the UK and click the US, the control panel will inform you that UK travelers are not allowed to enter the US or travel to the US, with the exception of exceptions that are then listed.
You will also be informed that if you are traveling to the US, you will need to be quarantined upon your return to the UK.
In addition, the panel shows the number of new Covid-19 cases this week (currently 379.6 cases per 100,000 people) and whether the infections are increasing or decreasing compared to the previous week (plus nine percent compared to last week).
The map, using data from Iata, is hosted on the Skyscanner homepage.
The survey he commissioned was conducted by AudienceNet, which interviewed more than 2,000 people between November 27 and 29.
This image shows the information that is displayed for Britons when they click on the map of America
Of the 56 percent of respondents who said they had difficulty understanding current travel options, more than three-quarters said that this difficulty caused them to discourage travel altogether.
However, the survey shows that news of the launch of a vaccine has led 41 percent to be more confident about the prospect of traveling abroad within the next six months.
Researchers say that Skyscanner search data for travel within seven to 30 days from the UK further bolstered that confidence, showing a 62 percent increase in flight searches for the week beginning November 20 versus the week.
If you select to travel from the US and click on the UK map, this window will appear asking you to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival in the UK
Jo McClintock, Senior Director of Global Marketing, Branding and Content at Skyscanner, said, “People want to travel, and we know that finding flights and more information has a lot of catching up to do. However, confidence has been undermined by a lack of coherence among countries around the world on policies and restrictions.
“Consumers just don't understand the complex rules and demand transparent, detailed information. Our new, user-friendly and up-to-date Skyscanner map helps travelers to find their way around the rapidly changing travel landscape.
“While it can help travelers better understand the current complexities, it can go a long way in building confidence. But that's only part of the puzzle. We need urgent global coordination and harmonization to accelerate the recovery of travel. "
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