Austrian Airlines CEO Calls for U.S.-EU Coronavirus Testing Program to Replace Travel Bans

By Kurt Stolz on 7 August 2020
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Austrian Airlines is calling for the testing of all passengers who are traveling from high-risk countries in order to move away from the various travel bans and regulations currently in effect that limit the ability of those who do not have the coronavirus to travel freely.

At a news conference, the airline’s CEO, Alexis von Hoensbroech called for more comprehensive testing of such passengers.

“The freedom to travel is an important cornerstone of our modern-day society which should not be curtailed in the long term,” he said.  “Whoever is healthy and not infected should also be allowed to travel.”

Von Hoensbroech said he supports a U.S-EU testing program that would replace travel bangs and allow travel to begin.

“Ensuring freedom of travel is also a further step towards returning to normalcy.”

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