Apple Maps is adding new information regarding COVID-19 coronavirus health measures at airports.
According to a new report from iMore, the newly-integrated data, collected by Airports Council International (ACI), will make it easier for users to access local COVID-19 guidance at airports, allowing them to take the necessary precautions when traveling.
The data is collected from the ACI’s Health Measures Portal, and the the group explains how it’s used:
Using information collected from airports through ACI’s web-based Health Measures Portal, ACI data captures new health-related measures implemented at airports in response to COVID-19. More detailed information about the health measures in place at individual airports around the world is also available through ACI’s Check & Fly mobile app and passenger portal. The Check & Fly app provides a way for airports to communicate to passengers directly about what to expect when they plan to travel, helping them to meet any requirements, and making their journeys smoother and more efficient. There is ongoing work with airports to pilot further solutions to aid recovery of the industry, including a standard for Airport Health Testing and Travel Information.
Users will be able to use Apple Maps to search for an airport and more easily locate its local coronavirus information website, requirements for passengers, and other useful health measures. The feature will be available on Apple Maps on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
“The recovery of air travel will rely on passenger confidence in the industry’s focus on their health and welfare,” said ACI World Director General Luis Felipe de Oliveira. “Having this information displayed in Apple Maps will help to make this crucial data much more broadly accessible to passengers. This will help passengers to plan their journeys and be reassured that their health and safety remains a priority for the industry as we all work towards a sustained return to operations and global connectivity. Collaboration remains key to a globally coordinated recovery and we are grateful to our members for the partnership we have forged to deliver this important tool that will contribute to the rebuilding of passenger confidence in air travel.”
Current airports with Apple Maps information include Toronto Pearson International, JFK, LaGuardia, Haneda International, and more.