Statement on the End of COVID As An International Public Health Emergency

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) responded to a statement from the Director General of the World Health Organization at the conclusion of the 15th meeting of the International Health Regulations, in which he declared that COVID was no longer a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). IATA Deputy Director-General Conrad Clifford said: “It […]

La OMS decreta el fin de la emergencia internacional por la pandemia de covid

La OMS indicó que levantó la emergencia ante la notable reducción de casos graves y fallecimientos a nivel global. Esta decisión fue anunciada por el director general de la OMS, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, después de que el jueves se reuniera el comité de emergencia del organismo para analizar la actual situación de la pandemia. En […]

White House to end COVID-19 vaccine requirement for international travelers

The Biden administration will end its COVID-19 vaccine requirements for international travelers and various workplaces next week, the White House announced Monday, a move that will coincide with the end of the public health emergency related to the coronavirus. The decision to wind down the requirements comes roughly two years after the administration first announced […]

U.S. airlines stay cautious on China and Japan despite COVID exit

America’s largest airlines are expecting a strong 2023 with or without the help of the Chinese market, as executives cater to surging global travel demand while cautiously resuming flights into China after three years of zero-COVID policy. «We’re not going to get ahead of ourselves in terms of capacity to China. We’re going to be […]

China aims for 2023 air traffic at 75% of pre-pandemic levels

China’s aviation regulator wants passenger traffic to reach around 75% of pre-pandemic levels in 2023, up from 38% last year when the since-abandoned zero-COVID policy led to domestic lockdowns and kept the border closed, state media reported on Friday. The Chinese airline industry should also strive to break even this year, said the regulator, the […]

Korean Air CEO: Get ready for the aviation industry’s comeback

In his New Year’s address to the Korean Air team, Korean Air’s Chairman and CEO, Walter Cho, emphasized the importance of gaining a competitive edge as the aviation industry normalizes post-COVID. Cho also confirmed the company’s plans to successfully complete the acquisition of Asiana Airlines in 2023. “We’ve seen a glimpse of normalization and the […]

Statement on Imposition of Travel Restrictions for Travelers from China: IATA

“Several countries are introducing COVID-19 testing and other measures for travellers from China, even though the virus is already circulating widely within their borders. It is extremely disappointing to see this knee-jerk reinstatement of measures that have proven ineffective over the last three years. Research undertaken around the arrival of the Omicron variant concluded that […]

La industria aérea aprendió mucho del Covid

Tras la pandemia del Covid-19, el sector aéreo a nivel mundial aprendió mucho, pero lo importante es saber sí los Gobiernos aprendieron algo, expresó James Wiltshire, subdirector de Asuntos Externos de la Asociación de Transporte Aéreo Internacional (IATA). En entrevista, el directivo explicó que es el momento de “prepararnos para futuras pandeminas de salud, porque […]

Venezuela pondrá fin a pruebas de Covid-19 en aeropuertos el 31 de diciembre

Venezuela dejará de hacer pruebas de detección del covid-19 en los aeropuertos este 31 de diciembre, por lo que las personas que ingresen al país no necesitarán pagar este test que ha sido obligatorio desde 2020, según informó este sábado el presidente del Instituto Nacional de Aeronáutica Civil (INAC), Juan Teixeira. «A partir del 31 […]