The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has been working with the WHO to set up a testing system that will replace compulsory quarantine to help to revive the airline industry.
The IATA which represents about 290 airlines globally is also working with the International Civil Aviation Organization and World Health Organization to set up a fast and scalable testing system.
“We need testing because we need to get rid of quarantines,” said Conrad Clifford, IATA’s regional vice president for the Asia Pacific. He continued saying “What we’ve seen so far is if there’s a 14-day quarantine, it’s the same as closing your borders.”
Clifford also said that IATA would, “prefer to see some testing before departure and ideally, if we can find countries with similar levels of Covid risk, much like Singapore and Hong Kong, then that takes away the need for…