International travel may not bounce back for five years – IATA |
International travel may not bounce back for five years – IATA
It could take more than five years for international air travel to bounce back and countries enforcing quarantine periods are not helping according to IATA.
The International Air Transport Association wants what it calls harmonised border controls – where countries collectively agree to rules aimed at protecting against Covid-19 – including temperature checks at airports, masks on planes and instant tests when they become available.
But IATA opposes mandatory isolation like the two weeks New Zealand enforces for travellers returning home from overseas and maintains conditions on a plane are safer than shopping at the mall or going into the office when it comes to the spread of Covid-19.
IATA’s Asia spokesperson Albert Tjoeng talks to Lisa Owen.