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Procedure Category Changes

3 months ago by Ivan Sharko

We received feedback that the sherpaΒ° 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 4.

Old Category

New Category

Enforcement

Document Type

QUARANTINE

QUARANTINE

Varies

NO_QUARANTINE

QUARANTINE

NOT_REQUIRED

COVID_19_TEST

COVID_19_TEST

Varies

NO_COVID_TEST

COVID_19_TEST

NOT_REQUIRED

HEALTH_MEASURES

HEALTH_MEASURES

Varies

HEALTH_ASSESSMENT

HEALTH_MEASURES

Varies

SANITIZATION

HEALTH_MEASURES

Varies

PPE

HEALTH_MEASURES

Varies

DOC_REQUIRED

DOC_REQUIRED

Varies

Varies

RE_ENTRY_PERMIT

DOC_REQUIRED

Varies

DEPOSIT_REQUIRED

DOC_REQUIRED

Varies

HEALTH_INSURANCE

DOC_REQUIRED

Varies

HEALTH_INSURANCE

TRAVEL_INSURANCE

DOC_REQUIRED

Varies

HEALTH_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