[Source: Journal of Travel Medicine, full page: (LINK). Abstract, edited.]
The International Health Regulations (2005) and the re-establishment of international travel amidst the COVID-19 pandemic
Barbara J von Tigerstrom, Ph.D, Sam F Halabi, J.D, Kumanan R Wilson, M.D
Journal of Travel Medicine, taaa127, https://doi.org/10.1093/jtm/taaa127
Published: 04 August 2020
As countries modify or lift travel restrictions implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, some variation in approaches is to be expected, but harmonization is important to re-establishing international travel. Despite challenges, the International Health Regulations (2005) and WHO recommendations can provide a balance of consistency and flexibility.
Issue Section: Perspective
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Keywords: SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; WHO; IHR(2005); Traveler Health.