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WTTC says governments should abandon the concept of ‘high-risk countries’ and instead focus on ‘high-risk travellers’.

12th February 2021 - 4:30pm

WTTC says governments should abandon the concept of ‘high-risk countries’ and instead focus on ‘high-risk travellers’

WTTC says governments should abandon the concept of ‘high-risk countries’ and instead focus on ‘high-risk travellers’

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Entire populations are not infected and should not all be labelled as ‘high-risk’.

 

Individual traveller risk assessment through comprehensive testing and use of technology will avoid exporting the virus.

 

International consensus needed on the metrics to assess risk.

 

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is calling for governments to abandon the concept of ‘high-risk countries’ and instead focus on how individual ‘high-risk travellers’ are treated at borders.

 

WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, is urging governments around the world to shift their focus from whole countries, towards individual travellers.

 

Instead, WTTC says governments around the world should redefine their whole approach to risk assessment, to revive international business and leisure travel.

 

Combined with a common international consensus on the metrics used to assess risk and a laser-like focus on a cost-effective, comprehensive, and rapid departure and arrival testing scheme for all travellers, could pave the way forward for the meaningful return of travel.

 

It would also ensure only those affected are forced to isolate, while travellers who test negative can continue to enjoy safe travels through observing hygiene protocols and mask wearing.

 

 


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