International travellers will require covid-19 vaccine to fly-Qantas CEO
Alana Joyce added that he believes the requirement will become common around the world.
However, international travel remains tricky – with many countries imposing mandatory quarantines on tourists.
One possible solution could be vaccination, and Mr Joyce supported the idea of making it a requirement for air travel.
Mr Joyce told news.com.au: “For international travellers, we will ask people to have a vaccination before they get on the aircraft.”
“Certainly, for international visitors coming out and people leaving the country we think that’s a necessity.”
He added that he expects a vaccination requirement for international air travel to become common around the world.
“I think that’s going to be a common thing talking to my colleagues in other airlines around the globe”, he said.
Australia also hopes to restart international travel with flights to New Zealand in the works.
While New Zealand citizens can now travel to Victoria without quarantining, a reciprocal agreement is still some way off. New Zealand says Australians will remain barred until the entire country has gone at least 28 days without a single Covid-19 case.
Australia’s economy shrank 7 per cent in the three months that ended in June, the most since records began in 1959, while the unemployment rate hit a 22-year high of 7.5 per cent in July. ES