As countries across the globe begin to lift national travel restrictions for vaccinated travellers, IATA has called for the rest of the world to follow suit.
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In order to facilitate an efficient restart of international travel and avoid limiting travel freedoms to the wealthy, IATA has called on governments to ensure that testing is affordable, timely, widely available and effective.
Following the vote, Europe’s aviation, travel and tourism sectors have called for swift action to ensure that the certificates will be operational by June 2021.
The proposal outlines the need for European Union States to issue common, interoperable and mutually-recognised certificates for COVID-19 vaccination and testing in order to facilitate the restart of travel.
By temporarily suspending airport slot regulations, the European Commission hopes to alleviate the pressure on airports and airlines amidst the COVID-19 crisis.