United Airlines has released an interactive tool called a Destination Travel Guide to help you gauge and prepare for travel restrictions at your destination.
Destination Travel Guide From United
Now available on united.com, the Destination Travel Guide provides a color-coded map to highlight if a destination is closed, partially open, or fully open for travel. It will also note if any tests or self-quarantining is required for travel.
The guide is currently highlights limited to U.S. states, but will expand to include all international destinations that United serves in the “coming weeks.” The tool is straightforward. You can click on an individual state on the color-coded map to view local regulations and travel guidances. There is also the option to filter the map by state to view specific information on each destination, including:
- Medical certificate needed (such as negative COVID test)
- Non-essential shops open
- Tourism accommodation open
- Restaurants open
- Bars and cafes open
- Museum and heritage sites open
- Mask in public required
- Physical distancing required
For example, here’s California:
You can check out the new tool here. What is “with limitations” you might ask? In this particular case, it means outdoor but not indoor dining is available. You won’t find that information in this tool, but each state listing has a link to health agencies within the state.
This is a great concept and will be particularly helpful once international destinations are added. I’m still unclear if places like Greece or Portugal are allowing U.S. citizens and have no idea about many countries in Latin America and Asia without googling each one and finding conflicting information. Hopefully, these maps will be moot sooner rather than later…