Poll: How probable is it countries’ travel authorities can agree to implement risk-based testing versus quarantines?

Blanket quarantines of passengers flying between countries should be replaced by risk-based testing protocols backed by health certificates and other tactics that reassure the traveling public amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Airports Council International (ACI) World said Aug. 14.

Expanding on calls for evidence-based measures it has been making for months, the airports body said it will ask the ICAO to develop specific recommendations “informed by scientific and health experts.”

The measures should complement ICAO’s Take-Off Aviation Health Safety Protocols, issued to provide a general framework for mitigating disease-transmission risk during travel by establishing travel “bubbles,” or corridors, employing various tactics, ACI added.

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