COVID-19 Test Data Support Easing Of Travel Curbs: Aviation Body Chief.

COVID-19 Test Data Support Easing Of Travel Curbs: International Aviation Body Chief

"Universal restrictions on people are no longer needed," Willie Walsh said. (Representational)

Paris:

Global airline body IATA stepped up its pressure on governments to ease travel restrictions on Wednesday, pointing to UK testing data that showed low incidence of COVID-19 in arriving passengers.

"These data tell us we can do better," IATA Director General Willie Walsh said, citing a 2.2% positive rate among 365,895 tests carried out in February-May, according to Britain's National Health Service.

"Universal restrictions on people are no longer needed," Walsh added.

Excluding passengers arriving from countries on Britain's higher-risk red list, the positive rate fell to 1.46%, according to the data cited by the International Air Transport Association.

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