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Airline industry asks WHO to back quarantine-free travel once passengers have received vaccines

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Bloomberg1/28/2021 4:46 PM GMT+08  • 3 min read
Airline industry asks WHO to back quarantine-free travel once passengers have received vaccines
IATA has begun discussions with airlines including SIA on the digital-travel pass aimed at getting people moving again.
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The airline industry has called on the World Health Organization to rule it’s safe for people to fly without quarantining once they’ve had a coronavirus vaccine.

Acknowledgement of that principle from the United Nations agency is vital to the development of a digital-travel pass aimed at getting people moving again once infection rates ease, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said Wednesday.

“We can say whatever we want, what we do need is for the WHO to come out and say the same thing, so that it becomes a universal acceptance that once you’re vaccinated you should not have to go through any of these hoops,” Nick Careen, IATA’s senior vice president for passenger matters, said in a briefing.

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