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Airlines reject Covid tests for passengers from China

Date: February 24, 2024 Time: 05:19:18

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) of its zero covid policy and the reopening of its airports to international tourists.

In a statement, the director general of IATA, Willie Walsh, described these measures, taken after the end of the zero covid policy in China, as “ineffective” and affirmed that tools already exist to manage the pandemic on planes.

Consequently, the obligation to present tests for Chinese passengers and others that are being imposed are “extremely disappointing measures, they will damage the economy and destroy jobs,” according to the IATA official.

Constraints that have already proven to be ineffective with Omicron

The airlines recalled the situation experienced a year ago with the arrival of the omicron variant, which spread globally despite the restrictions that were then imposed on air travel originating in different countries in southern Africa, where it had been identified for the first time. time the variant.

In the last week, measures such as the requirement of a negative result in a rapid covid-19 test have come into force in countries such as Japan, South Korea, India, the United States, Spain, Italy, France or the United Kingdom for travelers from China.

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Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.

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