Qantas Will Ban Non-Vaccinated Travellers On Their International Flights
If you were hoping to hop onboard a Qantas flight and spend Christmas with family in another country, you might want to get vaccinated now.
That’s the message that the Australian airline has been sending to its customers as they recently announced their decision.
“Qantas will have a policy that internationally we’ll only be carrying vaccinated passengers,” CEO Alan Joyce said.
“Because we think that’s going to be one of the requirements to show that you’re flying safe and getting into other countries. We’re hoping that can happen by Christmas.”
The Australian airline was one of the first international companies to announce its requirement for all its employees to be fully vaccinated.
Joyce went on to say that they “think everybody should be protecting themselves, but we also have a requirement to protect our colleagues and our passengers. And then there’s also a requirement to protect the community”.
Business Insider reports that the Australian airline currently runs a COVID-19 vaccinations scheme in which frequent flyers who are fully vaccinated can either get Australian dollar ($15) taken off their next Qantas or affiliate flight, or extra frequent-flyer points.
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