Today the company launches ‘Flatten The Curve’ (www.flattenthecurve.global): an online resource for travellers, expats, and digital nomads (and their family members) in the form of an interactive world map providing verified country-specific COVID-19 information, such as containment measures, and details on testing and treatment options.
Having been inundated with questions from customers (many being expats) around the world who were confused because of inconsistent advice (and the proliferation of fake news on social media), SafetyWing realised that there wasn’t yet a tool which centralises accurate, fully up-to-date, and easily digestible information based on the contrasting guidelines and advice provided by different governments (and their health departments).
Open to all, Flatten The Curve presents visitors with a world map. Clicking on one of the 250 countries and states instantly reveals travel restrictions, case numbers, quarantine recommendations, social gathering restrictions, emergency phone numbers and more. SafetyWing has collaborated with international remote workers, journalists and researchers from around the globe to deliver trusted information from credible sources, including national governments, IATA, and the World Health Organisation.
Sondre Rasch, SafetyWing CEO and co-founder, comments: “Each country has a different strategy when it comes to attempting to flatten the curve, based upon local conditions and health advice. There is unnecessary confusion and stress being caused by a proliferation of often contradictory information and advice from different sources. It made sense to centralise the official guidelines country-by-country, and we hope that by launching this free tool we are doing our bit to ensure that people know how best to stay safe and play their part in beating the virus.”