The IATA criticized the introduction of restrictions for air passengers from China amid the outbreak of COVID-19

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Walsh: “It's disappointing to see this kind of reflexive revival of measures that have proven ineffective over the past three years”

The IATA criticized the imposition of restrictions on air passengers from China amid the outbreak of COVID-19

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) opposed the initiatives of several countries to impose restrictions on air passengers from China in connection with the outbreak of COVID-19, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday.

” It is disappointing to see such a reflex revival of measures that have shown to be ineffective in the past three years,” the agency quoted the head of the association, Willie Walsh, as saying.

that the creation of barriers to movement did not help in any way get off the peak of infections. At best, lockdowns delayed the peak by a few days,” he added.

Such statements come amid reports that the EU is close to agreeing on common measures for air travelers from China Restrictions have already been introduced, in particular, by the United States and a number of EU countries, while there are no pan-European measures yet.

 

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