The initiative aims to boost confidence and accelerate the recovery of the tourism sector when borders reopen
The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have announced a Destination Tracker, a new free online tool for governments to provide information on Covid-19 requirements for travel and the measures in place at the destination.
The tool is available through the websites of both organisations and will provide information on:
– Covid-19 Indicators including infection rates and vaccination roll out by destination/country
– Air Travel Regulations including test and quarantine requirements
– Destination Measures including general health and safety requirements and regulations
The Destination Tracker is designed to provide clarity on Covid-19 measures affecting tourism. Governments can use it to post Covid-19 travel information so that travellers will know what to expect at their destination. When fully populated with updated destination information, travel stakeholders, including Destination Management Organisations (DMOs) and travel agencies, will be able to obtain the latest destination information, enabling travellers to make informed decisions when borders reopen and travel resumes.
Destination information is being progressively uploaded, expanded and updated with official sources as the Covid-19 situation evolves.