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New App to Give Real-Time COVID Intel

New App to Give Real-Time COVID Intel
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The app will use its tech to rank destinations and assign them scores in terms of their current travel-ability

OT Staff
September 03 , 2020
02 Min Read

As borders open up for travel, a US-based company has come up with a game-changing new app called DragonSlayer, which gives both travellers and travel advisors centralised, real-time information on travel restrictions. The app is launching with the reopening status of all the states in the US, but it is also planning to provide information on 124 countries worldwide.

The app will display each destination’s COVID-19 related information such as quarantine protocols, local conditions upon arrival, along with restrictions and case details.

It will help resolve confusion as restrictions and regulations keep changing these days. Users will also get much-needed information about hotels and tourist attractions shutting down, or flights being cancelled at the last-minute.

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“We’ve seen countries open and then close again. We’ve seen Croatia open without testing and then immediately change their mind and say ‘you have to test’. There are questions around transiting…these are all questions that travel agents have and those are the answers we put into the app,” says DragonSlayer’s Founder and CEO, Peter Wells. 

The app will use its SAFE-T (Smart Analytics for Educating Travelers) system to rank destinations and assign them scores between 0-100 scores in terms of their current travel-ability. The app will come in handy as it will be customisable according to users’ individual comfort levels, in which the results will then be filtered through the user’s personalised risk-tolerance filter.

The official app will be launched on September 21, 2020, and will be available on the Play store for Android users, while iPhone/desktop users can register to receive the app’s notification by emailing

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Meanwhile, talking about travel apps, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) has announced that the Arogya Setu app’s download is not mandatory for air travellers. The ‘self-declaration’ form the flyer fills is sufficient to certify a passenger’s health, AAI has stated. The statement was submitted before a judge as a petitioner challenged the Airport Authority's May 21 Standard Operating Procedure for air travel that stated that all passengers must compulsorily be registered with the Aarogya Setu  app on their mobile phones.


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