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Choking Travel Won’t Stop Coronavirus Spreading: WTTC

Closing borders, blanket travel bans and more extreme government policies will not stop the spread of coronavirus, says the head of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)

Recently, Guevara called for governments and authorities worldwide not to overreact with disproportionate measures in a bid to control Covid-19. She said, “Governments and those in authority must not seek to choke travel and trade at this time. Closing borders, imposing blanket travel bans and implementing extreme policies are not the answer to stopping the spread of coronavirus. Past experience shows that taking such extreme action has been ineffective at best. We urge governments to explore fact-based measures which don’t affect the vast majority of people and businesses for whom travel is essential.”

Source: Travel Trends Today