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COVID-19 Test Data Support Easing Of Travel Curbs: International Aviation Body Chief

“Universal restrictions on people are no longer needed,” Willie Walsh stated. (Representational)


Global airline physique IATA stepped up its stress on governments to ease journey restrictions on Wednesday, pointing to UK testing knowledge that confirmed low incidence of COVID-19 in arriving passengers.

“These data tell us we can do better,” IATA Director General Willie Walsh stated, citing a 2.2% optimistic charge amongst 365,895 exams carried out in February-May, in keeping with Britain’s National Health Service.

“Universal restrictions on people are no longer needed,” Walsh added.

Excluding passengers arriving from nations on Britain’s higher-risk pink checklist, the optimistic charge fell to 1.46%, in keeping with the info cited by the International Air Transport Association.

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