Sumary of IATA praises reopening of borders in parts of Europe:
- The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the relaxation of Covid-19 border measures for vaccinated passengers by Spain and France this week..
- This is tempered, however, by ongoing disappointment at the failure to implement harmonised measures across Europe and deep frustration at the lack of coordination among governments worldwide for a data-driven risk-managed approach to re-establishing the freedom to travel..
- As of Monday, Spain opened its borders to most vaccinated travellers from around the world and allowed EU travellers to enter the country with a negative antigen test..
- From Wednesday, France opened to vaccinated travellers from all but those countries assessed as “high risk”..
- “They recognise the opportunity created by vaccination and are making travel more affordable with the use of antigen testing..
- “This fragmentation should be replaced with a unified approach that is consistent with the recommendations of the EU to which they belong..
- “People, businesses and economies would all benefit from greater alignment across Europe in relaxing measures and restoring the freedom to travel,”.
- A consistent approach across Europe is required if the EU Digital Covid-19 Certificate is to be implemented effectively by July 1st….