Long-Haul Air Travel Not Expected to Rebound Before 2023

An ambitious push by carriers for digital health passports to replace the mandatory quarantines killing travel demand is fraught with challenges and has yet to win over the World Health Organization.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As coronavirus vaccines started rolling out late last year, there was a palpable sense of excitement. People began browsing travel websites and airlines grew optimistic about flying again. Ryanair Holdings Plc even launched a “Jab & Go” campaign alongside images of 20-somethings on holiday, drinks in hand

It’s not working out that way.

For a start, it isn’t clear that the vaccines actually stop travelers spreading the disease, even if they’re less likely to catch it themselves. Neither are the shots proven effective against the more-infectious mutant strains that have startled . . .

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