Procedure Category Changes (Revised)

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Proposed

This is a proposed change and is not in effect yet.

We received feedback that the sherpa┬░ API is providing great detail of information, but it is hard to understand various procedure categories and subcategory combinations.

For example:
What's the difference between HEALTH_ASSESSMENT, and HEALTH_MEASURE?
Why is RE_ENTRY_PERMIT not a DOC_REQUIRED?

In hopes to simplify the information and introduce more consistency in the returned data, we are doing some clean up on Procedure Categories and SubCategories to leverage the new enforcement attribute.

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Currently, there are 13 Procedure Categories. The proposed change will reduce it to 6.

Old CategoryNew CategoryEnforcementNew Document TypeNew Medical Requirement Type
QUARANTINEQUARANTINEVaries
NO_QUARANTINEQUARANTINENOT_REQUIRED
COVID_19_TESTCOVID_19_TESTVaries
NO_COVID_TESTCOVID_19_TESTNOT_REQUIRED
HEALTH_MEASURESHEALTH_MEASURESVaries
HEALTH_ASSESSMENTHEALTH_MEASURESVariesHEALTH_ASSESSMENT
SANITIZATIONHEALTH_MEASURESVariesSANITIZATION
PPEPPEVaries
DOC_REQUIREDDOC_REQUIREDVariesVaries
RE_ENTRY_PERMITDOC_REQUIREDVariesRE_ENTRY_PERMIT
DEPOSIT_REQUIREDDOC_REQUIREDVaries
HEALTH_INSURANCEDOC_REQUIREDVariesHEALTH_INSURANCE
TRAVEL_INSURANCEDOC_REQUIREDVariesTRAVEL_INSURANCE

Recommendations

Use enforcement to communicate if a document or procedure is required or not to the traveller.

We added enforcement to all procedures to assist with this change.

Do not: rely on NO_QUARANTINE category
Do: rely on the enforcement, like NOT_REQUIRED