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    IATA calls for EU-wide Covid-19 vaccination certificate

    The post IATA calls for EU-wide Covid-19 vaccination certificate appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged all branches of the European Union to support an initiative from Greek prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, to agree a common digital European Covid-19 vaccination certificate. It is hoped the digital document would enable those who are vaccinated to travel freely within Europe without testing. In an open letter to Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, IATA chief executive, Alexandre de Juniac, called on EU dates to coordinate a policy that would see the region safely gain the economic and social benefits of…

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    IATA Calls for Governments to Reopen Borders

    The post IATA Calls for Governments to Reopen Borders appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. IATA director general, Alain de Juniac, during his first Covid-19 briefing for 2021 has called for governments to focus on reopening borders to international aviation. Before we get into discussing the virus, I would like to extend the sympathies of the industry to the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives in the tragic Sriwijaya Air crash over the weekend. Safety is aviation’s number one priority and our greatest success. Because of that, accidents are rare. When they do happen, it is a reminder that we must never take…

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    NSW Premier calls health minister border claims “rubbish.”

    The post NSW Premier calls health minister border claims “rubbish.” appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has derided the federal health minister’s warning that mass vaccination won’t lead to the borders opening as “the biggest load of rubbish I ever heard”. Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt cautioned last Tuesday that international borders could stay closed even if the whole country were vaccinated. “That’s the biggest load of rubbish I ever heard,” Ms Berejiklian told reporters on Tuesday. “The vaccination program will change our lives. The vaccination program will allow us to live with COVID in a better way,” she said. Asked if she…