IATA has urged Asia-Pacific states to further ease border measures to accelerate the region’s recovery from COVID-19.

There are encouraging signs for passenger air travel.

IATA welcomed the relaxation of COVID-19 border measures for vaccinated passengers, and the broader use of affordable antigen testing adopted by Spain and France.

Governments must move quickly to adopt digital processes to manage travel health credentials (COVID-19 testing and vaccine certificates) or face severe impacts.

IATA and Tourism Economics released a long-term view for post-COVID-19 passenger demand recovery that demonstrates that people remain eager to travel in the short and long-term.

IATA urged states to comply with recommendations on international travel from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee on testing and risk management during the COVID-19 pandemic.

IATA called on governments to ensure that high costs for COVID-19 testing don’t put travel out of reach for individuals and families. To facilitate an efficient restart of international travel, COVID-19 testing must be affordable as well as...

Ensuring safe operations as the industry restarts.

IATA and Unilabs, the leading European diagnostic services provider, have signed an agreement to incorporate Unilabs’ worldwide Covid-19 testing network into IATA Travel Pass.