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IATA Suggests Governments to Facilitate Air Travel for Vaccines

With the recent and growing evidence that vaccination against covid-19 results in the reduction of infection and transmission of the virus, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released a document presenting arguments to facilitate travel for vaccinated people. The entity’s idea is that the recognition of vaccination can create an incentive to be vaccinated, but vaccination should not be a mandatory requirement for international travel. The association considers that vaccinated travelers should not be required to isolate or be quarantined, and that testing requirements should be waived or modified for vaccinated travelers. An increasing number of countries have removed or modified the quarantine or testing requirements for fully vaccinated travelers, or announced plans by companies to introduce such amended protocols, and IATA encourages all governments to follow these best practice examples as a part of a based approach at risk to reopen borders safely and restart international air travel. A comprehensive study from Israel found that fully vaccinated individuals were much less susceptible to the virus than the unvaccinated population: 95% less likely to contract symptomatic covid-19, and 92% less likely to acquire asymptomatic disease. Mandatory vaccination would discriminate against travelers from markets where vaccination is not widely available and those who cannot be vaccinated due to medical reasons, or who do not wish to do so due to ethical or other issues. – https://www.panrotas.com.br/aviacao/pesquisas-e-estatisticas/2021/05/iata-sugere-aos-governos-facilitar-viagens-aereas-para-vacinados_181605.html