Australia’s Qantas has confirmed that it will make Covid-19 vaccination compulsory for all passengers flying overseas, as it prepares for its year-end restart.
Australian media reported last week that CEO Alan Joyce said the airline would abide by a policy to only carry vaccinated passengers.
“Because we think that’s going to be one of the requirements to show that you’re flying safe and getting into those countries. We’re hoping that can happen by Christmas,” Joyce said.
In line with reopening preparations, Qantas is mandating full vaccination for all frontline staff, such as cabin crew, pilots and airport workers, by November 15. All remaining employees will need to be inoculated by end-March 2022.
However, Qantas has yet to announce if it would also require passengers on domestic flights to be vaccinated as well.