IATA wants to reopen air travel for fully vaccinated passengers

World July 26 dmanewsdesk: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) wants to open air travel for fully vaccinated passengers. According to the reports, a proper system should be introduced to ensure hassle free travel to inoculated passengers. Also, there should be a testing and verification system for those passengers who have not been inoculated.

Conrad Clifford, IATA’s Deputy Director General and Regional Vice President for Asia Pacific, said, “Vaccination and testing have a role to play in the recovery of international travel. It is not an option to wait for vaccines to be widely available before reopening borders. The global vaccine roll-out is likely to take time.”

He further said that it is why testing is the alternative for those people who do not have access to vaccines or who have been unable to be vaccinated for various reasons.

He also believes that it is not sustainable to maintain a zero case load approach with scientists saying that the virus will end up becoming endemic. “We have been and continue to urge governments to make data driven decisions to manage the risks of Covid-19 when reopening their borders to international travel,” he added.

As of now, the vaccination drives have picked up pace on the international level. It has made people hopeful for a faster economic rival of the world economy. But again, the rise in cases of Delta variant across the globe still remains a major concern for governments.

Source: TIMESOFINDIA.COM|