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Luis Felipe de Oliveira

ACI calls for pragmatic measures to combat Omicron

MONTREAL, Canada, November 30, 2021

ACI World has called upon governments to coordinate to implement pragmatic and risk-based measures based on science to flight and travel restrictions to/from southern African countries due to the B.1.1.529 variant (Omicron) of Covid-19.

“Furthermore, we continue to urge countries to work closely with aviation stakeholders—including airports and airlines—prior to and during the implementation of travel measures to facilitate a more efficient application,” said ACI World Director General Luis Felipe de Oliveira.

“This situation is another reminder of the urgent need for countries to adopt interoperable digital health credentials for testing and vaccination that are mutually recognized across borders. This will allow countries to better manage their travel measures and adapt to the evolving health situation.

“The entire aviation ecosystem needs to work together with governments to ensure a safe resumption of travel—one that can be sustained to enable the rebuilding of livelihoods, countries and economies. Coordination and collaboration will be key to achieving this. Full travel bans and border closures are not an ongoing solution as variants emerge.” – TradeArabia News Service


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