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Stewart Verdery on the Impact of COVID-19 on global travel

By December 13, 2021 No Comments

Stewart Verdery, founder of Washington lobby firm Monument Advocacy, expects some of that to continue for the foreseeable future. “The short-term issues are similar to the security framework after 9/11,” said Verdery, an assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in the George W. Bush Administration, during a Thursday phone interview. “Travelers from certain points with low risk didn’t need special vetting. Those from locations seen as risky did. I can imagine a set of health requirements mirroring that.”  

He envisioned future vaccine requirements for some travel, and not just for Covid, “once we build vaccine infrastructure” to track them. 

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