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Passengers’ health will not need to be screened when leaving Japan, United Nations watchdogs have said.
The decision comes despite reports of increased levels of radiation having been detected at some airports.
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have confirmed that air transport to Tokyo’s main airports (Haneda and Narita) is safe.
World Health Organization and the World Meteorological Organization, backed up the statement, which was welcomed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Giovanni Bisignani, IATA’s Director General and CEO, said that safety is the number one priority for airlines.
“If it is not safe, we won’t fly,” he said.
“Effective air links are critically important at this time. Our members are rising to the challenge of bringing relief supplies, equipment and people to Japan as well as connecting families affected by this tragedy.”