Introducing mandatory covid-19 vaccinations for travelers would discriminate against those who did not get vaccinated, said Gloria Guevara, President of the World Council of Travel and Tourism. But most have a different opinion.
At a Reuters Next conference organized by the Reuters news agency, health experts stressed that mass vaccination against the coronavirus would not cause enough people to develop immunity to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Some countries propose that those who wish to fly by air must take the vaccine. The intention to introduce such a requirement has already been announced by the Australian airline Quantas Airways.
Meanwhile, Guevara argues that this is a harmful solution. We should never require a vaccine to get a job or let the trip go. If we start requiring vaccination before departure, it will be discrimination.
It was supported by AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes, who believed that the basis for restoring international tourism should be requiring a negative coronavirus test result.
Meanwhile, the results of the survey conducted during the panel, which takes place virtually, show that the majority of viewers support the obligation to vaccinate. This is just an example of how difficult it is to reach agreement on how to fight a pandemic.
More than 90 million people worldwide have been infected with the coronavirus and around 1.9 million have died. The US, Singapore and European countries are already starting vaccinations, with Indonesia and India expected to start next week. But Dale Fisher, president of the World Health Organization’s Warning and Response Network, said the world would not return to normal soon.
We know we need to achieve stud resilience in most countries, and that won’t happen in 2021. It may happen that some countries will achieve it, but even then it will not be normal, especially in relation to border controls, you are careful.
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