IATA calls on governments to ease travel restrictions

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on global governments to accelerate the easing of travel restrictions in light of the transformation of Covid-19 into an endemic disease

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on global governments to accelerate the easing of travel restrictions in light of the transformation of Covid-19 into an endemic disease, by removing all obstacles to travel (including quarantine and testing) for travelers receiving one of the approved vaccines. From the World Health Organization.
IATA called for providing travel opportunities without the need for quarantine for unvaccinated travelers who carry a negative antigen test result issued before departure.
And it called for canceling the travel ban, and accelerating the pace of easing restrictions imposed due to the secondary role of travelers in the spread of Covid-19

Commenting on this topic, Willie Walsh, Director General of the International Air Transport Association, said: “Scientific opinions and evidence against imposing travel restrictions and bans on travelers to limit the spread of Covid-19 are growing, after the emergence of the Omicron mutant and the ineffectiveness of travel restrictions. Also, the spread of the mutant around the world means that travel, with some exceptions, does not enhance the risk of the health crisis in general, which confirms the uselessness of the billions that were spent on Covid-19 tests for travelers, which would have been more useful to support the efforts to distribute vaccines.