Seven SEA transport ministers pledge to urgently restore regional air travel

Transport ministers from seven South-East Asian countries pledged on Tuesday (May 17) to work closely to urgently rebuild and restore air travel, as the region looks to capitalise on the reopening of borders to boost recovery.

In a statement, the ministers of Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Cambodia and Brunei said they will facilitate the mutual recognition of Covid-19 health certificates and the development of an Asean single aviation market.

Measures cited also include the harmonising of aviation-related public health and safety measures, as well as greater cooperation on sustainable practices such as environmentally sound new technologies.

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