What you need to know
- Apple Maps will now show users COVID-19 health measures at over 300 airports.
- The feature is rolling out today and uses information from the Airports Council International.
- It will be available on iPhone, iPad, or Mac and includes locations such as JFK in New York, Toronto, Munich, Tokyo, Delhi, and Sydney.
Starting today, Apple Maps is getting COVID-19 airport travel guidance at over 300 destinations worldwide.
Users searching for airports on iPhone, iPad, or Mac will be able to easily see health requirements at included airports directly on the Apple Maps place card, which will alert them to things like face-covering requirements, health tests or screenings, and guidelines about quarantine. Users will be able to access a website link for an airport's COVID-19 web page or local requirements directly from within the app.
The data is collected from the ACI's Health Measures Portal, the group explains:
ACI World Director General Luis Felipe de Oliveira said displaying the information in Apple Maps "will help to make this crucial data much more broadly accessible to passengers" and would help passengers to plan their journeys and be reassured of measures as they travel.
Airports with the information include JFK, LaGuardia, Boston Logan, and Midway International. Beyond the U.S. it includes Toronto Pearson International, Munich International, Haneda International (Tokyo), Indira Gandhi International (Delhi), and Syndey Airport.
Earlier this month Apple added COVID-19 vaccination locations to Apple Maps.
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