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

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

< p class="MsoNormal">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's disappointing to see this kind of reflexive resurgence of measures that have proven ineffective over the past three years,” association chief Willie Walsh said in a statement.

“Studies since the emergence of the coronavirus variant” Omicron” showed that the creation of barriers to movement does not could pass 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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