The Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that countries lift or ease restrictions on international travel.
The committee said in a statement that the restrictions continue to contribute to the economic and social stress that states face.
At the same time, these measures did not help: the proof of this was that the strain of coronavirus “omicron” is spreading despite the decision of some countries to impose travel restrictions, experts say.
WHO guidance on international travel states that governments can take measures to reduce the risk of spreading the infection, which include testing travelers for COVID or placing them in quarantine. As the organization points out, these measures should be determined on the basis of a thorough risk assessment and applied while respecting the dignity, human rights and fundamental freedoms of the traveler.
Due to the discovery of the omicron strain of coronavirus, some countries, including the UK, USA, Japan and others, have begun to impose restrictions on foreigners coming from South African countries. Israel closed the border to all foreigners, but later allowed entry for those who had been vaccinated.