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Worldwide, aviation tries to figure out the next step

A collection of health and aviation groups, including the International Civil Aviation Organization, want to establish so-called public health corridors, in which steps have been taken to ensure passengers, crew, planes and airports are “COVID-19 free” to the extent possible.

The idea is to not only try to prevent the spread of the disease and protect passengers and crew, but also to ensure “minimal restrictions on aircraft operations,” according to a bulletin released by ICAO. The recommendation was prompted by the “extensive and inconsistent border restrictions” that governments have imposed, which have “severely disrupted” supply chains.

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