The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have announced a Destination Tracker designed to provide relevant information to travellers when borders reopen.
The Destination Tracker is designed to boost traveller confidence and help promote the quicker recovery of the tourism industry throughout the world.
The tracker includes data on:
- Health Indicators
- COVID-19 14-day notification rate per 100,000 population
- Test positivity rate
- People Vaccinated per 100
- Current Air Travel Regulations
- Flight suspensions
- Entry restrictions
- Restriction level
- COVID-19 test
- Destination-specific Restrictions
- Food and Drinks
- Transit through the country
- Public transport
- Stay-at-home requirements
- Health Regulations
- Health Protocols
- Mask policies
“It has been more than a year since the freedom to travel was lost as COVID-19 measures saw borders close. When governments have the confidence to re-open borders people will be eager to travel. And they will need accurate information to guide them. With the support of national tourism organizations, the UNWTO-IATA Destination Tracker will help travelers and travel companies obtain the latest information for travel planning.”Willie Walsh, IATA Director-General
The tool is the organisations response to consumer confusion with information available often inaccurate or contradictory or simply difficult to access. With measures often changing regularly and at short-notice, it is clear that a reliable solution is required.
“UNWTO is pleased to reinforce its partnership with IATA, a UNWTO Affiliate Member, to provide this important tool. Travelers and companies will be able to check requirements in place for air travel, as well as what measures will be in place at the visited destination. We trust this tool is also critical for governments to track existing travel restrictions and support the safe restart of our sector.”
Zurab Pololikashvilli, UNWTO Secretary-General
Once the tool has been populated by individual governments it will be made available to tourism organisations and the public to help provide supporting information to help the recovery of the travel sector.
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