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ICAO Calls for Aviation Personnel to be Considered Key Workers

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has joined the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to issue a new joint statement on the need to ensure ‘key worker’ designations for the millions of skilled personnel that are now maintaining essential global air and sea trade capacities.

The call to global governments comes as COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines continue to curtail travel and restrict border movements, resulting in entire transport hubs being affected.

The United Nations (UN) agencies are encouraging member states to ensure the key worker designation for aviation personnel, air cargo supply chain personnel, airport and port services personnel, seafarers, marine personnel, fishing vessel personnel and offshore energy sector personnel.

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