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Two fifths of travellers will wait at least six months before they travel again

Two fifths of travellers will wait at least six months before they travel again following the end of the coronavirus pandemic.

A study by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has found that a large proportion of people are keen to wait before heading abroad again following the end of lockdown, which has been imposed to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

And eight per cent of people surveyed in eleven countries, including the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, admitted they wouldn't travel for another year whilst 4 per cent said they wouldn't even consider going on a plane for a long time yet.

Meanwhile, 47 per cent of people said they would wait just for a month before heading abroad whilst 14 per cent were keen to spread their "wings" straight away and head on holiday as soon as the lockdown is lifted.

The airline industry has virtually ground to a halt amidst the current pandemic and IATA has estimated that it will be in the third quarter of the year when domestic flights recover, particularly in the United States and China, whilst international flights will take longer to return to normal again.

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