With Japan preparing to host the Olympic Games in July, without inbound spectators, the country’s public and private sectors are taking steps to help restart inbound and outbound travel albeit with a longer term vision.
Spian has become the latest country to hint that it will welcome vaccinated travellers – without restriction – to the country this summer
RwandAir will become the first African airline to trial IATA Travel pass, a digial health pass currently being trialled around the world. The airline will begin a three-week trial in April for customers travelling between Kigali and Nairobi in Kenya.
It’s a significant moment in the Middle East, as the Arab nations that had blockaded Qatar for more than three years agreed to lift the boycott against the country, and restore diplomatic relations.
Covid-19 has turned many countries inward, fearful of interacting with other countries. Some airlines are banking on “CommonPass” a global platform for travellers to document Covid-19 status (PCR tests/vaccinations) to satisfy country entry requirements.
Rapid and affordable antigen tests that can be administered by non-medical staff are expected to become available in the “coming weeks” and should be rolled out under globally agreed standards, IATA’s CEO Alexandre de Juniac reiterated.