IATA welcomes measures by Spain, France to open air travel

GENEVA: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed relaxation of Covid-19 border measures for vaccinated passengers and the broader use of affordable antigen testing adopted by Spain and France this week.
This is tempered by ongoing disappointment at the failure to implement harmonised measures across Europe and deep frustration at the lack of coordination among governments worldwide for a data-driven risk-managed approach to re-establishing the freedom to travel.
As of June 7, Spain opened its borders to most vaccinated travellers from around the world and allowed EU travellers to enter the country with a negative antigen test.
Besides, passengers coming from low-risk countries (including the UK) can enter without any restrictions. From June 9, France opened to vaccinated travellers from all but those countries assessed as high risk. Vaccinated travellers from…

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