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British Airways launches digital Covid-19 travel tool

The interactive map displays the latest travel restrictions and entry requirements

British Airways has launched an interactive map showing the latest travel restrictions and entry requirements for more than 100 countries.

The map, designed by global tech firm Sherpa, can be accessed via its existing Covid hub and is set to be integrated into ba.com. The tool allows visitors to see the travel restrictions in place in each country before booking a trip. Customers can search countries by traffic light colour or by typing in their destination. There is also a filter to indicate vaccination status, which will adjust the results.

The airline’s existing Covid-19 travel hub page includes information on flexible bookings, testing, voucher use and onboard safety measures.

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British Airways head of digital Jack Smith said: “We know that travel in this new Covid era can feel overwhelming for our customers. Our job is to make their lives as straightforward as possible. This new tool, which has been tried and is trusted by our joint business partner, American Airlines, will help people navigate the differing entry requirements, to allow for a smooth booking and travel experience.”

Sherpa chief executive Max Tremaine added: “Supporting the return to travel, we’re honoured to be working with the team at British Airways. Together, we are providing their customers with the information they need to make informed booking decisions and travel confidently again.”

Visit www.britishairways.com for more information.

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