Travel and Expense

The Complete Guide to TripIt’s COVID-19 Travel Guidance Feature

SAP Concur Team |

Travel restrictions related to COVID-19 continue to vary greatly and constantly change, meaning the decision to travel—and the process of traveling—isn’t as straightforward as it used to be. TripIt’s COVID-19 travel guidance feature shows you the latest COVID-19 travel guidelines, restrictions, and requirements for the destinations you’re planning to visit. This information comes from our partner Riskline. 

You can find destination-specific information about vaccination rates and requirements, approved vaccines, testing requirements, exemptions for vaccinated travelers, current infection rates, quarantine rules upon arrival, and other information you need to know before visiting the area. 

If you’re a TripIt Pro user, you can search the feature to find all of the above information for destinations you’re planning to visit without needing them to be part of a TripIt itinerary. This is available in the Pro tab of the app.

The feature also provides airline-specific COVID-19 guidance, including airline-recommended apps to assist with travel and entry, airline-facilitated COVID-19 test availability and scheduling, and more. 

There’s also a COVID-19 Summary screen so you can view crucial pre-departure information you may need to take action on before an international trip. These pre-trip details include vaccine and testing requirements for your destination, as well as apps recommended by your airline. 

Here’s what else you might want to know about TripIt’s COVID-19 travel guidance feature. 

Who has access to COVID-19 travel guidance?

COVID-19 travel guidance is available to all TripIt users in the TripIt app. Guidance is available for more than 200 countries and territories along with 79 airlines.

Some countries also have data available by specific regions:

  • Australia has information available by state 
  • Canada has information available by province 
  • United States has information available by state
  • France has information available by region
  • Spain has information available by autonomous communities 

Where can I access COVID-19 travel guidance?

The next time you view a trip itinerary in TripIt, you will notice a guidebook button on your trip summary screen (above the edit button). Tap the guidebook to see additional information to help you prepare for your next trip.  

If you’re a TripIt Pro user, you can also search for COVID-19 travel guidance prior to booking a trip right from the Pro tab in the TripIt app. 

COVID-19 travel guidance

What vaccine-related information is available for my trip?

You can find vaccine-related information right in the COVID-19 travel guidance feature. All TripIt users can view vaccination information at the country-level for destinations they’re visiting, including:

  • Vaccination rates
  • Vaccination requirements
  • Approved vaccines
  • Exemptions from quarantine, testing, or other entry requirements for vaccinated travelers
  • Accepted forms of certification

COVID-19 travel guidance

Where can I find airline-specific COVID-19 guidance?

The COVID-19 travel guidance feature also offers airline-specific guidance, giving you access to information about your flight’s enhanced cleaning procedures, health documentation requirements, food and beverage service, and more. 

You can also find airline-specific details, including:

  • Apps recommended by the airline to facilitate travel and entry
  • Information on whether a COVID-19 test can be scheduled through the airline

COVID-19 travel guidance

What else is TripIt doing to help travelers?

Adding COVID-19 travel guidance into the TripIt app is just one of the ways we’re making it easier to navigate your health and safety needs the next time you travel. 

You can also view a general health and medical score for the area you’re visiting in Neighborhood Safety Scores and easily find hospitals and pharmacies in Nearby Places. We’ve also added amenities related to health and safety to Interactive Airport Maps. For available airports, TripIt Pro users can search interactive maps for the locations of COVID-19 testing sites, stores that sell face coverings, hand sanitizer stations, and personal protective equipment (PPE) vending machines—all right in the app.

 

Do you know if your company provides access to TripIt Pro with your current SAP Concur solution? Check out this blog to learn how to find out and activate it.

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