Apple Maps Now Reminds International Travelers to Self-Isolate for Two Weeks
Apple Maps is reminding international travelers of self-isolation guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States with a new notification when returning from foreign travel.
While there are travel restrictions put into place pretty much all over the world, some travel is still allowed as people need to go to other countries for work or other emergency reasons. The guidelines say that whenever you come back from travel, you should self-isolate for 14 days to make sure that you’re not infected with the coronavirus.
In case it wasn’t already obvious for some people, it seems that Apple has introduced a little reminder in their Apple Maps app. Thanks to a tweet from Kyle Seth Gray, it now appears that whenever Apple Maps detects that you might have been at the airport, it will send you a little reminder that you should stay home and self-isolate for a couple weeks.
Apple Maps now sends you a notification if you’ve recently been to an airport pic.twitter.com/BJSs2c6CQM
— Kyle Seth Gray (@kylesethgray) July 24, 2020
The tweet seems to have alerted Kyle following a trip to an airport. The linked CDC guidance pertains to people returning from international travel, stating:
There is widespread, ongoing transmission of novel coronavirus worldwide (see Global COVID-19 Pandemic Notice). If you have traveled internationally in the past 14 days, stay home, and monitor your health.
More specifically, people are advised to take their temperature with a thermometer twice a day to check for fever, to stay at home and avoid contact with others, not to go to work or school, not to take public transport and to maintain a social distance of 2 meters from other people.