You can now check Apple Maps for COVID-19 travel guidance before you head to the airport

Apr 1, 2021

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We’re used to checking Apple Maps for directions to get us to and from the airport. Now, travelers can use it to find out what specific travel guidance is in place at airports as it relates to COVID-19 so they’re not caught unprepared.

The very latest travel guidance information — details such as mask requirements, social distancing measures and quarantine procedures — will now be visible on an individual airport’s place card in Apple Maps.

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All you have to do is search for the airport using your iPhone, iPad or Mac, and the guidance info can be viewed along with a link to that airport’s COVID-19 web page. Given how travel guidance can change from one day to the next, and how it varies depending on what city you’re traveling to or from, having this information easily accessible could help avoid unnecessary travel delays, or worse, a missed flight.

Miami International Airport’s place card on Apple Maps shows COVID-19 travel guidance. (Image courtesy of Apple)

Related: State-by-state guide to coronavirus reopening

The health guidance information comes from the Airports Council International. Only airports participating in the ACI’s Health Measures Portal will have the new guidance information displayed on Apple Maps. You can find out if an airport is taking part by using the Check & Fly search function.

Earlier in the pandemic, Apple Maps added the functionality to alert those who had recently traveledd to self-isolate.

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