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IATA calls for systematic COVID-19 testing for all passengers

IATA is calling for the development and deployment of rapid, accurate, affordable, easy-to-operate, scalable and systematic COVID-19 testing for all passengers before departure as an alternative to quarantine measures in order to re-establish global air connectivity.
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Economic damage from Canada’s travel restrictions could become permanent, IATA warns

After six long months, everyone from Canada’s airlines to tour operators, consortiums, chains and host agencies have called on the federal government to re-evaluate Canada’s travel restrictions. Now even IATA is wading into the fray.
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Deep industry frustration, says IATA, as restrictions keep travel demand down

The health and safety of a country’s citizens are always the top priority but “too many governments are fighting a global pandemic in isolation with a view that closing borders is the only solution,” says IATA’s Director General and CEO, Alexandre de Juniac.
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“This is a call for common sense”: IATA reiterates importance of masks

As the industry pulls together to get travel and tourism back on its feet again, IATA is urging all airline passengers to do their part and wear a face covering throughout the air travel portion of their trip.
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It will take until 2024 for air travel to fully recover: IATA

Global air travel is recovering more slowly than expected and it will take until 2024 to return to pre-pandemic levels, says IATA.
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IATA’s latest poll shows clearest picture yet of traveller concerns

New public opinion research released this week by IATA provides the clearest picture yet of traveller concerns when it comes to airports and air travel in the wake of COVID-19.
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IATA urges alternative solutions to mandatory quarantine for travellers

Mandatory quarantines upon arrival will hobble travel and tourism just as the industry is beginning to take off again, says IATA. The airline group is urging governments to avoid quarantine measures when re-opening their economies, advocating instead for a layered approach of measures in the wake of COVID-19.
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IATA launches online world map to track entry regulations by country

Travellers can keep track of all the latest COVID-19 entry regulations around the world with IATA’s new online interactive world map.
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IATA says airline losses could top US$84.3 billion for 2020 but also says worst is likely behind us

Not surprisingly IATA says 2020 will go down as “the worst year in the history of aviation” - but adds that the worst of the collapse is likely behind us.
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This is how IATA sees air travel working in a post-COVID-19 world

TORONTO — IATA’s new guidelines for airport and airline operations offer the clearest picture yet of what air travel could look like as the world emerges from COVID-19 travel restrictions. “The mutual recognition of globally agreed measures is critical for the resumption of international travel,” says IATA. Meanwhile Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced an extension of the Canada-U.S. border closure until at least June 21.
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Agents react to COVID-19 insurance offerings – and help get the word out
Agents react to COVID-19 insurance offerings - and help get the word out
In recent weeks major players including Air Canada, Sunwing, WestJet, ACV and Manulife have introduced travel insurance...
Transat launches COVID-19 insurance coverage through Manulife
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Transat is the latest airline and tour operator to announce new COVID-19 insurance coverage, offered through Manulife.
Safe and healthy return to travel with Sunwing & Medcan
Safe and healthy return to travel with Sunwing & Medcan
As Sunwing resumes operations over the coming months, it will tap into its new partnership with Medcan for information...
ACV’s Toronto flights to Cuba re-start Sept. 26
ACV’s Toronto flights to Cuba re-start Sept. 26
ACV’s return to Cuba gets another gateway this weekend with the tour operator’s first post-pandemic flight from...
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