The International Air Transport Association has warned that the damage being done to the African aviation industry and on economies by the shutdown of air traffic owing to the COVID-19 pandemic has deepened. According to new data published by the Air Transport Action Group of which IATA is a member thirty-one countries in Africa are opening their borders to regional and international air travel, in 22 countries, however, passengers are still subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine which effectively stops people from travelling.