IATA Says Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination Should Be Temporary


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According to the new head of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), travel restrictions that require proof of Covid-19 vaccination or negative test results should be lifted once the pandemic is under control.

“These are measures that may be necessary as temporary arrangements while we go through this crisis, but once we’re through it, we want to see these restrictions permanently removed so people can get back to traveling as they experienced back in 2019,” IATA Director General Willie Walsh said.

In the meantime, Walsh said travelers require access to digital health certificates to make travel easier. IATA has rolled out its own digital health passport, which Singapore will start accepting next month. Several airlines like United Airlines and JetBlue have announced trials of another digital health passport by The Commons Project Foundation.

Source: CNBC