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Barrier mentality

In recent days I’ve come to the sad conclusion that getting crew home now will actually be harder than it was two or three months ago. The general public is naturally fearful of second and third waves of coronavirus knocking on their door and politicians are willing to ease those fears by increasing the barriers to entry.

While plucky holidaymakers in Europe have descended on beaches, it’s instructive to see what’s happening in Asia where the pandemic started out.

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Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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