“There is no zero risk situation, we have seen it everywhere even in Italy, but we have to adapt more and more to a new normal”. This is what Ivana Jelinic, president of Fiavet, the Federation representing the travel agencies of Confcommercio, affirms, questioned by Adnkronos on the safety of the tourist corridors currently open for traveling abroad, with respect to the possibility of becoming infected with covid, after the reports of positive compatriots who went into quarantine for traveling to exotic destinations, such as the Maldives, during the holiday season. “So all the precautions, screening and monitoring are fine, but thinking about a totally covid free situation is nonsense, because I can test negative for a rapid or molecular swab this morning and discover myself positive in the afternoon” underlines Jelinic, however, specifying that when traveling through “a travel agency or a tour operator offers greater guarantees on safety than those traveling independently because they follow the rules of the tourist corridor, the protocols prepared by the Ministry of Health. For example – he adds – it is planned to make a stopover in a certain authorized airport, to take swabs even during the holiday if you exceed 7 nights, etc., while if you do not follow the corridor on your return you have to do the quarantine “. Then there is the health issue. “Those who move independently are exposed to greater risk and cannot be monitored”. Furthermore, with the travel agency, if a customer proves positive, he is followed and accompanied, in addition to providing insurance, to make the trip as safe and peaceful as possible “.” The protocols that cruise ships follow are also really rigorous and yet cases have also occurred there. Zero risk, I repeat, does not exist “concludes Jelinic.
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