A plane prepares to land at Hong Kong International Airport on August 15. Covid-19 health check requirements are going to have a lasting impact on the way we travel. Photo: EPA-EFE A plane prepares to land at Hong Kong International Airport on August 15. Covid-19 health check requirements are going to have a lasting impact on the way we travel. Photo: EPA-EFE
A plane prepares to land at Hong Kong International Airport on August 15. Covid-19 health check requirements are going to have a lasting impact on the way we travel. Photo: EPA-EFE
Bernard Chan
Opinion

Opinion

Bernard Chan

Living with coronavirus: global travel cannot restart without common rules to certify those free of Covid-19

  • Globally accepted norms must be developed before cross-border travel bubbles can be set up, specifying what tests are acceptable at which labs
  • The initial chaos caused by Hong Kong’s new travel rules highlights the need for such a digital health code

A plane prepares to land at Hong Kong International Airport on August 15. Covid-19 health check requirements are going to have a lasting impact on the way we travel. Photo: EPA-EFE A plane prepares to land at Hong Kong International Airport on August 15. Covid-19 health check requirements are going to have a lasting impact on the way we travel. Photo: EPA-EFE
A plane prepares to land at Hong Kong International Airport on August 15. Covid-19 health check requirements are going to have a lasting impact on the way we travel. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Bernard Chan

Bernard Chan

Bernard Charnwut Chan, born in 1965, is a Hong Kong politician and businessman. He is the grandson of Chin Sophonpanich, the late founder of Bangkok Bank. He is currently convenor of Hong Kong's Executive Council.