International SOS launches COVID Trip Planner app to support travel return

International SOS launches COVID Trip Planner app to support travel return

Digital service will help travellers ‘navigate the ever-changing landscape of COVID-19 restrictions’

by Kaia Hicks

Risk management and wellbeing solutions specialist International SOS has launched an app-based COVID Trip Planner to support a safe return to travelling.

The planner, which provides personalised information on how to plan travel, is now accessible to its clients via the International SOS ManagerView and Assistance App.

International SOS said the tool was developed to enable organisations to “navigate the ever-changing landscape of COVID-19 restrictions”.

Through a partnership with global data provider Sherpa, the information is constantly updated as countries and regions change their COVID-19 related rules and requirements.

This includes travel rules by destination, country visa requirements, testing requirements and quarantine mandates.

The COVID Trip Plannerm aims to help travellers better understand how they can plan travel based on the passport they hold and their COVID-19 vaccination status.

Laurent Fourier, chief executive of assistance services at International SOS, said: “Omicron has sparked another wave of travel bans and many countries have taken the decision to reverse their border easing in fear of the highly transmissible variant.

“We expect travel regulations to continuously evolve and the impact of COVID-19 may even transform the way we travel for many years to come.

“Each trip may require a risk management process based on the destination, need for travel, as well as additional COVID-19 restrictions.”