LONDON (Reuters) – Given the rapid spread of XBB.1.5, the latest derivative of the Omicron variant in the United States, the WHO Regional Office for Europe on Tuesday implemented travel measures in a “non-discriminatory” manner. recommended to do so.
I’m not saying, “At this stage, we recommend testing patients from US passengers.” Countries should consider the evidence base for pre-departure testing,” Catherine Smallwood, WHO’s senior emergency officer for Europe, said at a news briefing.
Passengers should be encouraged to wear masks in high-risk environments such as long-haul flights, she added.
(Reporting by Natalie Glover, London; Editing by Allison Williams)