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G20 leaders committed to strive to resume global travel in safe, orderly manner amid Covid G20 Meeting
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G20 leaders committed to strive to resume global travel in safe, orderly manner amid Covid

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 31 Oct 2021, 10:24 pm

Rome/Sputnik: The leaders of the G20 countries committed on Sunday for making efforts to restart international travel in a safe and ordered manner amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the final communique obtained by Sputnik.

"We will endeavor to restart international travel in a safe and orderly manner, consistent with the work of relevant international organizations ... To this end, taking into consideration national public health policies, we acknowledge the relevance of shared standards to ensure seamless travel, including testing requirements and results, vaccination certificates and interoperability and mutual recognition of digital applications, while continuing to protect public health and ensuring privacy and data protection," the communique read.

According to the final communique, the leaders of the G20 countries have also committed to continue supporting a rapid, resilient, inclusive and sustainable recovery of the tourism sector, which suffered heavy losses due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"Building on the work made in 2020, we will continue to support a rapid, resilient, inclusive and sustainable recovery of the tourism sector, which is among those hardest hit by the pandemic, with a particular focus on developing countries," the document read.

The leaders also endorsed the G20 Rome Guidelines for the Future of Tourism and committed to take actions to fulfill its objectives, "in particular with regard to safe mobility and seamless travel and sustainability and digitalization."

"We will explore collaboration in the fields of creative economy and innovation in support of tourism. To this end, we ask our Ministers of Tourism to pursue their collaboration with the OECD [the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development], the UNWTO [the World Tourism Organization] and other relevant international organizations," the document added.