The Evening Standard

There is no ‘zero risk’ in easing travel restrictions, WHO says

July 31, 2020

There is no "zero risk" strategy for countries easing international travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization has said.

In a long-awaited update to its guidance on travel, the agency said cross-border trips for emergencies, humanitarian work, the transfer of essential personnel and repatriation would constitute essential travel and should remain the priority. 

A surge of new infections in many parts of the world has prompted some countries to reintroduce some travel restrictions, including testing and quarantining incoming passengers.


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