COVID-19: Protecting workers

Sectoral impact: Civil aviation sector grounded by COVID-19

To curb the spread of COVID-19, a combination of flight cancellations and travel advisories or bans, have almost entirely halted international travel. In some cases, these restrictions also include air cargo, even though it is instrumental in combating the pandemic by delivering much-needed medical supplies. The impact on employment has been immediate and significant, and without urgent sector-specific support the industry could take years to recover.

Date issued: 12 May 2020 | Size/duration: 0:59