Omicron Variant Kindles New Travel Restrictions In Europe, Asia

Japan is shutting its borders to foreign travelers in response to the emergence of the omicron variant.
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The emergence of the new omicron coronavirus variant has led to tightened travel restrictions, threatening the recovery of demand for air travel around the world. Scientists in South Africa first identified the B.1.1.529 variant, now known as omicron, and the World Health Organization (WHO)...
Adrian Schofield

Adrian is a senior air transport editor for Aviation Week, based in New Zealand. He covers commercial aviation in the Asia-Pacific region.

Chen Chuanren

Chen Chuanren is the Southeast Asia and China Editor for the Aviation Week Network’s (AWN) Air Transport World (ATW) and the Asia-Pacific Defense Correspondent for AWN, joining the team in 2017.

Helen Massy-Beresford

Based in Paris, Helen Massy-Beresford covers European and Middle Eastern airlines, the European Commission’s air transport policy and the air cargo industry for Aviation Week & Space Technology and Aviation Daily.

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