5 apps to find out about country entry restrictions?

With the pandemic never-ending and the conditions for entering a country constantly evolving, knowing what conditions you need to meet in order to travel, or even whether you have the right to enter a country, is becoming a real headache.

Fortunately, there are a number of applications that can help, and we’re going to introduce them to you.


Timatic is an International Air Transport Association (IATA) service used by airlines to check entry requirements for their staff and customers.

It’s a tool dedicated to professionals, but fortunately IATA has created a consumer version that’s extremely useful these days: the IATA Travel Center.

One criticism: for a simple “verification”, the amount of information requested makes the process a little laborious.


Traveldoc is a simpler tool that lets you find out the conditions for entering a country and returning to your own. Easier and faster than the IATA tool. On the other hand, if your journey involves connections, remember to check each flight segment one by one.


Even simpler than TravelDoc is Sherpa. Another benefit of Sherpa is that it provides you with links to the various forms to fill in when necessary.


In its pro version, Tripit, the well-known frequent flyer tool, offers COVID information for trips that the user has registered in the application.


Tripset is an Airbus application that we have presented at length here. As well as informing you about the conditions for entering a country, it also helps you book your tickets.

Image : border control by Ostariyanov via Shutterstock

Bertrand Duperrin
Bertrand Duperrinhttp://www.duperrin.com
Compulsive traveler, present in the French #avgeek community since the late 2000s and passionate about (long) travel since his youth, Bertrand Duperrin co-founded Travel Guys with Olivier Delestre in March 2015.

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