Apple Maps now displays airport COVID-19 health information

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in General Discussion edited March 30
Coronavirus health measures at airports will be displayed in Apple Maps, making it easier for consumers to access local guidance and take the necessary precautions when traveling.

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Airports Council International, an organization representing global airport authorities, announced the rollout of the health measure data on Tuesday. The feature will be available on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Users will now be able to search for an airport in Apple Maps and easily find its local coronavirus webpage, requirements for passengers, and other health measures.

The data is pulled from ACI's Health Measures Portal, which captures COVID-19 safety precautions implemented throughout airports across the globe. ACI is also making the data and related features available as an API for other developers.

Credit: AppleInsider
Credit: AppleInsider


"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," said Luis Felipe de Oliveira, ACI's World Director General.

For passengers, ACI adds that more detailed information can also be found on its Check & Fly mobile app and its dedicated passenger portal.
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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 2
    Marvellous concept, but ACI provides information for one airport in the UK, Luton. Not Heathrow, Gatwick or Manchester (arguably the busiest airports in the UK), but Luton. 
  • Reply 2 of 2
    OK, only use Apple Maps, but be honest Apple… your COVID-19 related information is highly in accurate and so very hit and miss—you are just undermining any semblance of trustworthiness. You don't show official county level testing sites that have been in operation since mass testing began! Your vaccination locations ignore the larger sites and you show "pharmacy" locations. What did you just use useless Yelp and say "show all pharmacies" or what? DO it properly or don't bother.  
    jcs2305
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