The International Health Regulations (2005) and the re-establishment of international travel amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

Journal of Travel Medicine
Volume 27, Issue 8, December 2020

 

Perspectives
The International Health Regulations (2005) and the re-establishment of international travel amidst the COVID-19 pandemic
Barbara J von Tigerstrom, PhD, Sam F Halabi, JD, Kumanan R Wilson, MD
Journal of Travel Medicine, Volume 27, Issue 8, December 2020, taaa127, https://doi.org/10.1093/jtm/taaa127
As countries modify or lift travel restrictions implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, some variation in approaches is to be expected, but harmonization is important to re-establishing international travel. Despite challenges, the International Health Regulations (2005) and WHO recommendations can provide a balance of consistency and flexibility.