Before the days of GPS and smartphones, the TripTik of the American Automobile Association (AAA) I was he way to plan and navigate your road trip. In fact, it has been a staple of travel for over a century. Updated digital versions of TripTiks are available. through your applicationBut those resources are only for its members. Fortunately, AAA makes some of its TripTik features free to use on its website, including a map that provides up-to-date information on current COVID-19 travel restrictions. Here’s how to find and use it.
Free AAA maps for non-members
Even if you are not a member of AAA, you can still access some really useful TripTik features on the AAA website. This includes getting a reduced version of the maps in your app, like this classic TripTik map It allows motorists to plan their route according to traffic, construction, and roadside stops (such as food, gas stations, attractions, etc.).
And while you can use Google Maps or another app to get driving directions, AAA offers a version that provides constantly updated information on specific travel restrictions caused by COVID-19. This map is also available on their website for free.
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Want to see which Canadian states or provinces have checkpoints along the way? This map will show you. It also alerts you to border closure closings, national land closures, mask regulations, and state and city restrictions. You can also click a box to see the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a particular area.
To be even more specific, the map highlights counties with their own travel restrictions in purple. When you mouse over the county, a pop-up box will appear informing you of the county’s name and exactly what restrictions exist, with links to more information. If you hit the road this summer, take all safety precautions to avoid contributing to the spread of the new coronavirus.