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Qantas boss says only passengers with Covid vaccine can fly
Vaccine to be non-negotiable condition of flight on international services.
Qantas has revealed that a Covid-19 vaccination is mandatory for all international passengers when flights resume again.
“We are looking at changing our terms and conditions to say that, for international travellers, we will ask people to have a vaccination before they get on the aircraft,” he told the Australian programme A Current Affair.
“Whether you need that domestically, we will have to see with Covid-19 and the market but certainly, for international visitors coming out [of Australia] and people leaving the country, we think that’s a necessity.
“I think that’s going to be a common thing, talking to my colleagues in other airlines around the globe.”
The airline reported an annual loss of almost A$2bn ($1.46bn) due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Australian government has previously announced that international travel would only resume once a vaccine had been rolled out.
On Monday, Oxford university and AstraZeneca became the third team within a week to announce their jab had been shown to be effective in later trials.