Monday, August 24, 2020

Covid-19 Travel Risk

Covid-19 Risk Areas is an interactive map which shows the current Covid-19 risk level in different countries around the world. If you are planning on international travel you can use the map to get a rough guide as to the relative safety of individual countries - based on the current assessments of the German government.

The Covid-19 Risk Areas map uses Germany's Robert Koch Institut's international Covid-19 risk assessments of individual countries. The Robert Koch Institut's assessments are used by the German government for determining whether travelers to the country need to be quarantined or not. People traveling from a country deemed at risk are subject to a mandatory Covid-19 test and may be subject to quarantine.

The map currently shows 126 countries deemed at risk (colored red on the map), including the United States and Spain. Five countries, including France, are deemed a partial risk (colored yellow) and 70 countries are currently deemed not at risk (colored blue).

Germany is not the only country which places travel restrictions on international visitors. Because of Covid-19 many countries around the world have imposed restrictions on international travelers. These restrictions obviously differ from country to country. The International Air Travel Association has therefore released an interactive map to show the travel regulations which have been imposed by individual countries around the world.

On the IATA Travel Regulations map individual countries are colored to show how restrictive their travel regulations currently are. The darker blue the country then the more restrictive their current regulations are for international travelers. If you click on individual countries on the map you can view in detail their current international travel regulations (dated by date of publication). If you wish to travel to a country then you do need to click on the map as most countries apply different restrictions to people traveling from different countries.

Because most countries have imposed travel restrictions which are more restrictive for some nationalities than for others international travel permissions will differ depending on the country you are traveling from. CovidTravel acknowledges this by showing the international travel restrictions for individual countries. If you select your country from the drop-down menu CovidTravel colors all the countries of the world to indicate the current travel restrictions imposed on people traveling from the selected country of departure.

If you click on individual countries on the map you can also see links to that country's official travel guidance for international travelers.

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