Wego’s ‘Travel Advisory’ feature aims to help people travel again amid pandemic

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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Wego, Singapore-based largest online travel marketplace in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), has launched a new travel feature called ‘Travel Advisory’ to help people travel again during the pandemic.

The latest COVID travel feature ‘Travel Advisory’ on Wego’s app is a concise and comprehensive tool that helps customers to identify countries that they can now visit, based on factors including their country of origin and vaccination status.

The feature can be accessed directly from the Wego app’s homepage. Users will see a “Destinations Open For Travel” carousel, where they can browse the top countries open to them, filtered by vaccination status and country of origin. Users can use the ‘Check all Destinations’ option to see a full list of countries that are now open for travel. The search feature includes labels that describe the quarantine and COVID testing criteria for each country.

Users can go into the details of the entry requirements on a city level once they’ve chosen a destination. The entry requirements are updated on a regular basis and are highly instructive, allowing users to obtain vital information before proceeding with their transactions. The detailed entry requirements are also integrated into the users’ flight journey, showing up on the flight search results page.

Wego’s Travel Advisory feature is powered by one of the leading providers of COVID travel restrictions data, providing users access to information of the highest quality and accuracy.

In May 2020, two months after the pandemic hit the globe, Wego debuted its very first COVID travel feature ‘International Reopening’ which aimed to help people track the closing and reopening of borders around the world. The content quickly became the top-ranking page globally for many ‘travel reopening’ searches and has been referenced by more than 100 websites.

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