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Airlines Working With WHO on Testing to Replace Quarantine

  • Tests should be fast and cost less than $10, IATA VP says
  • Mandatory quarantine is same as closed borders: Clifford
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Watch: Conrad Clifford, regional vice president for Asia Pacific at the International Air Transport Association, looks at how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting the global airline industry. (Source: Bloomberg)
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The International Air Transport Association is working to set up a testing system that will replace compulsory quarantine to help revive the airline industry that’s been decimated by the coronavirus outbreak.

IATA, which represents about 290 airlines globally, is working with the International Civil Aviation Organization and the World Health Organization to put in place scalable, affordable and fast testing systems, said Conrad Clifford, IATA’s regional vice president for Asia Pacific.