A working group of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) wants to make a recommendation to the aviation industry on the use of corona tests by the end of October, in order to end quarantine obligations.

That should get aviation going again.

According to sources, airlines and airports have asked ICAO to investigate the use of so-called PCR tests, which look to see whether someone is currently infected with the corona virus.

The results can be known quickly, at least within 48 hours.

Travelers from high-risk areas could then be tested before boarding the plane and would not have to be quarantined for fourteen days upon arrival.

The aviation sector sees this measure as a brake on the desire to travel.

It is still uncertain whether the ICAO will actually come up with the recommendation, some countries would be against it in advance and the UN body cannot give binding advice.

Airlines forecast a 55 percent drop in passenger numbers this year, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

According to this trade association, 85 percent of travelers see quarantine measures as a problem.