Airports and airlines slam ‘knee-jerk’ EU push for pre-flight COVID testing

Airlines and airports have criticised EU recommendations for passengers travelling from China to present a negative COVID-19 test.

In a joint statement, the coalition made up of Airports Council International (ACI) Europe, IATA and Airlines for Europe called the decision “a knee-jerk reaction”.

China plans to ease COVID restrictions from Sunday and the EU has agreed to “strongly encourage” a requirement for passengers travelling from the country to present a negative COVID-19 test before boarding.

Officials have also recommended that passengers on flights to and from the country wear medical masks or respirators.

A number of countries in the bloc, including Sweden and Germany, have now implemented the testing recommendation with others expected

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