Opening travel borders through the use of data

Data-driven decisions must manage the risks of COVID-19 when reopening borders to international travel, according to IATA. Strategies without quarantine measures can enable international travel to restart with a low risk of introduction of COVID-19 to the travel destination. 



Digitization needed for smooth restart of travel

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


The cost of testing must not stop travel restart

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 timely, widely available, and effective.