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COVID Vaccine Mandatory for Qantas International Travellers

by | Tue, Nov 24 2020

Qantas will require passengers travelling internationally to be vaccinated against COVID-19 when international travel resumes.

Chief executive Alan Joyce says the airline is changing its terms and conditions to include the clause.

Proof of vaccination would likely be stored in a digital passport.

He says they are waiting to see if the measure will be implemented for domestic travel.

“Whether you need that domestically, we’ll have to see what happens with COVID-19 and the market, but certainly for international visitors coming out and people leaving the country, we think that’s a necessity,” Mr Joyce says.

Australian Medical Association President Omar Khorshid believes more organisations and governments around the world will adopt a similar strategy.

“I think the link to freedoms – freedom of travel, freedom from the kind of lockdowns and social distancing and other restrictions that we’ve seen – will be a huge motivator for most Australians to decide to have this vaccine done,” says Dr Khorshid.