'Rethink or avoid international travel' says WHO, despite vaccinations

'Rethink or avoid international travel' says WHO, despite vaccinations

The increase in vaccination rates is filling Europe with optimism for summer travel.

 

 

In the Italian city of Pordenone, a private company opened a vaccination hub on Thursday. In many places it looks like a case of 'full steam ahead'. However, the World Health Organization's regional director for Europe has warned people to be cautious, despite the new variants being effectively fought by the vaccines, the pandemic is far from being over:

 

"We need to continue to exercise caution, and rethink or avoid international travel. Vaccines may be a light at the end of the tunnel, but we cannot be blinded by that light," said Dr. Hans Kluge.

 

"All COVID-19 virus variants can be controlled in the same way, with public health and social measures," Kluge conceded. "And all COVID-19 virus variants that have emerged so far do respond to the available, approved vaccines".


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