The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) called on governments around the world not to implement quarantines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In a statement, Dave Hilfman, interim executive director, said the business travel industry continues to support all necessary and practical measures to make travel safe again. He said these measures should continue to be science-based and to strike the appropriate balance between public health and protecting the global economy. However, he said, the move toward quarantines despite multiple studies that question their effectiveness is a real problem.  The science suggests that quarantines rank far down the list of effective COVID-19 mitigation measures, said Hilfman. He said pre-departure testing can help ensure the safety of travelers and residents, while allowing essential international travel to take place without compromising public health. At a time when the business travel industry continues to fight for its existence, said Hilfman, “a comprehensive approach that does not embrace quarantines can help stop the pandemic and stop the further proliferation of job losses and financial ruin.”