A man wearing a mask stands alone at the departure counter at Tokyo International Airport at Haneda in Tokyo on March 6. There is an urgent need to begin laying the ground rules on resumption of travel, and the first step is likely to be the creation of “travel bubbles”. Photo: EPA-EFE A man wearing a mask stands alone at the departure counter at Tokyo International Airport at Haneda in Tokyo on March 6. There is an urgent need to begin laying the ground rules on resumption of travel, and the first step is likely to be the creation of “travel bubbles”. Photo: EPA-EFE
A man wearing a mask stands alone at the departure counter at Tokyo International Airport at Haneda in Tokyo on March 6. There is an urgent need to begin laying the ground rules on resumption of travel, and the first step is likely to be the creation of “travel bubbles”. Photo: EPA-EFE
David Dodwell
Opinion

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Outside In by David Dodwell

How to design coronavirus pandemic ‘travel bubbles’? Apec could provide a template

  • Many large international events will not be able to take place unless countries can agree on ground rules for travel
  • Apec’s business working group has the technical expertise required to design a travel card setting ground rules for a Covid-19 travel recovery scheme

A man wearing a mask stands alone at the departure counter at Tokyo International Airport at Haneda in Tokyo on March 6. There is an urgent need to begin laying the ground rules on resumption of travel, and the first step is likely to be the creation of “travel bubbles”. Photo: EPA-EFE A man wearing a mask stands alone at the departure counter at Tokyo International Airport at Haneda in Tokyo on March 6. There is an urgent need to begin laying the ground rules on resumption of travel, and the first step is likely to be the creation of “travel bubbles”. Photo: EPA-EFE
A man wearing a mask stands alone at the departure counter at Tokyo International Airport at Haneda in Tokyo on March 6. There is an urgent need to begin laying the ground rules on resumption of travel, and the first step is likely to be the creation of “travel bubbles”. Photo: EPA-EFE
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