This interactive map shows where travel is restricted around the world amid pandemic

'Information is being reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis'


It’s probably fair to say that 2020 has been quite a doozy for most of us. After there were many stay-at-home orders issued amid the coronavirus pandemic, many trips were canceled, and plenty of people kind of just hunkered down at home for a while.

It seems as though we’re now in a bit of a limbo. Are we making a comeback as the economy slowly reopens? Are we on the verge of any more shutdowns? As people have ventured out more in the past few weeks, we can’t help but surmise that a lot of people are thinking about when they can finally travel again.

Where is travel restricted?

The International Air Transport Association -- the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing nearly 82% of total air traffic -- has created an interactive map that shows where in the world travel is restricted. There are four ways -- shown by color -- in which the map shows how restrictive the travel is in each area:

  • Totally restrictive
  • Partially restrictive
  • Not restrictive
  • Latest updates currently under review

What information does the map actually give you?

As you click on a country, it will show its own specific restrictions, if there are any in place for that country.

For example, at one time when the United States had been listed as partially restricted, the map provided, in short, the following information:

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