IT BEGINS: Australian airlines will only let passengers who have the vaccine on international flights…Other airlines to follow
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Australian airline Qantas will require travellers on international flights to have had the coronavirus vaccine once an inoculation is ready, CEO Alan Joyce said. He told Australian news program A Current Affair: “Whether you need that domestically, we’ll have to see what happens with COVID-19 in the market, but certainly for international visitors coming out and people leaving the country, we think that’s a necessity.”
Australia’s largest airline is planning to enshrine the mandate in its terms and conditions, which would be amended to say that international travellers must be vaccinated before they can board a Qantas plane. Other airlines are likely to impose similar requirements once health regulators around the world approve a vaccine, according to Joyce.