Passengers wearing protective face masks walk through the international arrivals hall of London’s Heathrow Airport in London on June 8, when the UK began to impose a 14-day quarantine rule on most travellers. Photo: Bloomberg Passengers wearing protective face masks walk through the international arrivals hall of London’s Heathrow Airport in London on June 8, when the UK began to impose a 14-day quarantine rule on most travellers. Photo: Bloomberg
Passengers wearing protective face masks walk through the international arrivals hall of London’s Heathrow Airport in London on June 8, when the UK began to impose a 14-day quarantine rule on most travellers. Photo: Bloomberg
Richard Harris
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Richard Harris

Coronavirus travel restrictions will have to give way soon to the economic imperative

  • Policymakers may be reluctant to take the step, which would risk a second wave of infections, but the first green shoots of recovery are apparent and must be nurtured
  • With a viable vaccine still months away, governments must study precedents, make sense of the conflicting advice, and begin to ease restrictions

Passengers wearing protective face masks walk through the international arrivals hall of London’s Heathrow Airport in London on June 8, when the UK began to impose a 14-day quarantine rule on most travellers. Photo: Bloomberg Passengers wearing protective face masks walk through the international arrivals hall of London’s Heathrow Airport in London on June 8, when the UK began to impose a 14-day quarantine rule on most travellers. Photo: Bloomberg
Passengers wearing protective face masks walk through the international arrivals hall of London’s Heathrow Airport in London on June 8, when the UK began to impose a 14-day quarantine rule on most travellers. Photo: Bloomberg
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Richard Harris

Richard Harris

Richard has pioneered Asian investment management at senior levels for companies such as JP Morgan, Citi, BNY Mellon and several start-ups. He has 40 years of experience in a full range of investment and capital markets activities. He is CEO of Port Shelter Investment Management.