Some Asian countries have begun classifying COVID-19 as a disease that should be dealt with, not eradicated, raising hopes that 2021 will not be the year of canceling travel plans quite as feared a few months ago.
In this regard, Singapore’s Finance Minister Lawrence Wong said in a speech during a session of Parliament earlier this week that it is unlikely that the Coronavirus will disappear any time soon, however; With higher vaccination rates and better treatments, this epidemic can be considered “a flu-like”. Similarly, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has pledged a “new deal” that would shift the country’s strategy from “eliminating the coronavirus” to his administration.
At this time, Thailand reopened the tropical island of Phuket to vaccinated tourists. On Tuesday, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, who is considering starting a long-awaited travel bubble with Singapore, suggested that the two countries should impose vaccination as a prerequisite for participation, while India raised domestic flight capacity to 65% from 50% as the ebb The latest wave of injuries.
Hopes to open the borders
Such moves reinforce expectations of freedom of travel at the end of the year. And at the present time,
Asia can’t help but look with envy at the crowds in Europe’s tourist hotspots, and New York is back in business, but hopes are set to begin reopening borders between countries by Christmas.
“We are seeing recognition, including in countries that have implemented a lot of strict restrictions, that this virus
It does not completely disappear. Instead, it is a virus that we will live with and manage. And in a time frame of 6 to 12 months, the trend will be towards easing restrictions, especially in places where vaccination progress is being made.”
Signs of recovery began to appear in airline seat capacity after it had been stable for more than 12 months, and positive signs began to emerge this month, according to flight tracking company OAG. The outlook for August and September is more robust.