Covid-19: IATA proposes alternatives to quarantine

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KUALA LUMPUR, June 25 2020: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments to avoid quarantine measures when re-opening their economies. 

IATA’s director-general and chief executive officer Alexandre de Juniac said that instead of quarantine, a layered approach of measures should be implemented to reduce the risk of imported Covid-19 cases via air travel.

“Fortunately, there are policy alternatives that can reduce the risk of importing Covid-19 infections while still allowing for the resumption of travel and tourism that are vital to jumpstarting national economies. 

“We are proposing a framework with layers of protection to keep sick people from travelling and to mitigate the risk of transmission should a traveller discover they were infected after arrival,” said de Juniac in a statement.

He stressed that imposing quarantine measures on arriving travellers keep countries in isolation and the travel and tourism sector in lockdown. 



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