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    Approved vaccine inconsistency could delay the restart of international travel, says WTTC

    The post Approved vaccine inconsistency could delay the restart of international travel, says WTTC appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The restart of international travel could be seriously delayed without worldwide reciprocal recognition of all approved COVID-19 vaccines, says the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The global tourism body, which represents the global private Travel & Tourism sector, has issued its warning following concerns tourists face being turned away at borders because countries don’t have a common list of internationally recognised and approved COVID-19 vaccines. This comes just days after a number of British holidaymakers, who had been administered the Indian Covishield batch of the Oxford/AstraZeneca…

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    Another lost summer for the Brits with no European breaks in sight: WTTC

    The post Another lost summer for the Brits with no European breaks in sight: WTTC appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. UK families face yet another ‘lost summer’ thanks to the controversial traffic light system, quarantines, costly COVID-19 tests and confusing travel rules and regulations, says the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The global tourism body, which represents the global private travel and tourism sector, says this combination has effectively made much of Europe off-limits to holidaymakers for the second successive year, despite the success of the vaccination rollout. As well as being hugely disappointing for those yearning for a summer break, it has also brought…

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    WTTC welcomes launch of EU Digital COVID Certificate

    The post WTTC welcomes launch of EU Digital COVID Certificate appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Virginia Messina, senior vice president WTTC, said: “WTTC is confident the EU Digital COVID Certificate will boost consumer confidence and the wider travel and tourism sector across Europe, which has been in a fight for survival for over a year.” The certificate is a great example and should aid the return of the safe international travel; help recover jobs and signal the revival of a sector which will be critical to the economic recovery across the continent, she added. “We’d like to commend the EU Commission and institutions for adopting this…

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    New travel measures to curb COVID-19 must replace quarantines: WTTC

    The post New travel measures to curb COVID-19 must replace quarantines: WTTC appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has said that it supports measures designed to curb COVID-19 and protect public health but calls for the complete removal of unnecessary quarantines. “WTTC has long called for an internationally recognised rapid and cost-effective testing regime upon departure at airports worldwide. This would avoid exporting the virus, especially by departing outbound passengers, and aid the restoration of international travel,” Gloria Guevara, WTTC president and CEO, said. “Requiring inbound travellers and holiday-makers to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 pre-departure test should ensure…

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    Unvaccinated travellers should not be discriminated against, says WTTC

    The post Unvaccinated travellers should not be discriminated against, says WTTC appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Travellers who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 should not be discriminated against, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has said. In a message to not sham the unvaccinated visitors, Gloria Guevara, WTTC president and CEO, said: “WTTC wholeheartedly supports the testing on departure of all travellers to ensure passengers can prove they are COVID-19 free and thus avoid the spread. It will take a significant amount of time to vaccinate the global population, particularly those in less advanced countries, or in different age groups, therefore we should not…