In 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic, many countries around the world closed the borders for foreigners for the first time in history. During five months, many countries began to ease border restrictions, with each state having its own green-red zones. For those who still find it difficult to track the rules of entry into a country and getting complete information about the entry, Covid Controls website was created.
Covid Controls tracks travel restrictions and Covid-19 data from around the world to provide “everything a foreign visitor needs to know before traveling,” one of the website launchers Mohit Shah said.
Information is presented in color-coded maps, and countries can be clicked or searched by name to determine which places are allowing tourists (and which are banning them), whether airports are open, and whether documentation and medical testing are required to enter.
Lockdown details, if any, are also provided, allowing travelers to check whether curfews are in effect and if restaurants, bars, shops and tourist attractions are open — with or without restrictions. “We created it because we saw there was no comprehensive Covid-19 dashboard specifically geared towards travelers. Especially at a time when the situation is changing so rapidly,” the project authors say, as CNBC reports.
Covid Controls tracks over 500 official sources, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, various tourism boards, official foreign travel advisories and local news agencies. It’s updated daily, and information is curated both algorithmically and manually.
It is noteworthy that the site will be useful not only for travelers. With its help, residents of different regions can find out what the current situation is with the incidence of coronavirus in their country.
You can open the map HERE.