As the COVID-19 situation around the world remains volatile, further aggravated by the emergence of the new Omicron variant a few weeks ago, the recent move by the authorities to revoke green lane travel is commendable.
The global travel industry is in a fragile state, and health guidelines across nations seemingly change daily.
Thus, it incurs losses to those who have purchased air tickets and are seeking compensation.
The pandemic is here to stay; the virus will live among us for years to come.
Countries should not be in a hurry to open their borders for non-essential travel.
After all, surging cases in other parts of the world should be lesson for us that it is more challenging to control transmissions once we allow people to move freely across borders.