According to a survey by the International Air Transport Association, 4,700 passengers found that while they support the use of masks on board, many travelers find it confusing to comply with Covid-19 restrictions and rules.
The survey was conducted between 14 and 22 May in 11 different countries. 83% of passengers surveyed claimed to wear masks on board and 86% claimed rigorous enforcement. Similar percentages said they felt safe aboard the planes and that airlines and their employees did a great job of implementing safety precautions.
However, most respondents indicated that they should be lifted when circumstances allow.
Willie Walsh, IATA’s director general, said air travelers appreciate the security measures to reduce the chance of Covid-19 being transmitted while traveling. They support these security measures for as long as necessary, but they don’t want them to be permanent.
A majority of passengers surveyed said they would like to see standard processes for testing and certification in other countries. According to IATA, around two thirds of respondents said organizing travel tests was difficult. Seventy percent also said it was difficult to understand the travel requirements.
About 90% also said they are willing to use mobile apps for storing travel data. However, most said they would only do this if they had complete control.
Published on Wed 21 July 2021 11.10: 57 +0000
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