Health Economic Alternatives for Future Pandemic Travel
Global efforts to control the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic have had a major impact on the international travel industry. For the most part, fortunately, these efforts have evolved into solutions that now focus on balancing health and the economy.
Regional pandemic experts who have been directly involved in the development and implementation of COVID-19 policies within the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) member countries were interviewed to share their opinions and experiences, particularly regarding travel. In this policy brief, medical experts from Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand reveal their national best practices based on their local evidence base.
Thereafter, alongside information from other ERIA members, including Cambodia, China, India, and Singapore through the ERIA Healthcare Unit’s webinar series on ‘Pandemic Best Policy Strategies: Balancing Health and Economy’, recommendations for future pandemic best practices for travel are considered.