Covid-19 Update: No Zero Risk Strategy In Easing Travel Restriction

There is no ‘zero risk’ in easing travel restrictions, WHO says

World Health Organization (WHO), said there is no “Zero risk” for countries easing international travel restrictions during this pandemic outbreak, but essential travel for emergencies must remain the priority.

As all countries have been in a long-awaited update to its guidance on travel, United Nations global health agency said cross-border trips for emergencies, humanitarian work, the transfer of essential personnel and repatriation would constitute essential travel.

WHO said that there is no ‘zero risk’ when considering the potential importation or exportation of cases in the context of international travel,” this statement is in the updated guidance posted on its website.

A surge of coronavirus pandemic in many parts of the world got most countries to introduce travel restrictions to prevent the spread of covid-19 in their countries, including testing and quarantining incoming passengers, using of face-mask, hand sanitizer and social distancing from the guidance.

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