Travel updates: Austria to welcome tourists from 20 countries – not including Britain

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The unfold of coronavirus circumstances is “extremely correlated” with the extent of air journey, in accordance with a report.

A research by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) named the UK for instance of the place a lot of home and worldwide flights “facilitated contagion”. The report mentioned “the move of air passengers throughout and inside nation borders has been a significant contributor to the unfold of the virus”.

Serge Stroobants, an IEP director, advised the PA information company: “The international locations most impacted are international locations which might be actually collaborating in international commerce within the globalised world and the interconnected world.

“These are international locations wherein you will see that a big airport hub, giving the potential to individuals to journey from one nation to the opposite.

“That is why, for instance, the area of Milan in Italy, Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt, London and New York, these huge worldwide hubs created extra exchanges and extra potential for the virus to develop.”

The report comes because the UK introduces its controversial two-week quarantine coverage for these arriving by air. Critics have describes it as the best transfer on the flawed time, with the remainder of Europe slowly easing border restrictions. 

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