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Australia Why Qantas CEO Alan Joyce's 'no vax, no fly' rule might not matter

16:00  25 november  2020
16:00  25 november  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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During the exchange, Joyce let it slip that other airlines around the world are secretly plotting to do the same as Qantas by Joyce had an interesting choice of words in describing this coordinated effort, referring to those who run other Why the lawsuits are not flying is beyond this writer, as there is

A directive to ban anyone from flying if they refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine may ultimately rest in the hands of the government, despite Qantas introducing its own rule.

Alan Joyce et al. standing next to a person: MailOnline logo © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo

Qantas boss Alan Joyce sparked anger from vaccine skeptics on Sunday when he said his airline won't allow passengers to travel if they don't get the jab.

But even if other airlines allowed passengers to board the plane without jabs, travellers will be at the mercy of foreign governments' travel regulations.

Mandatory vaccination already exists as a condition of entry for certain countries for other diseases such as yellow fever or polio.

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a group of people standing in a room: Anyone entering Australia may be required to show proof of vaccination for COVID-19 or be forced to spend two weeks in quarantine (pictured: a woman checks in at Melbourne airport on Monday after flights reopened between New South Wales and Victoria) © Provided by Daily Mail Anyone entering Australia may be required to show proof of vaccination for COVID-19 or be forced to spend two weeks in quarantine (pictured: a woman checks in at Melbourne airport on Monday after flights reopened between New South Wales and Victoria)

Under federal law anyone entering from a country with yellow fever without a jab can be placed under 'quarantine surveillance' which does not restrict their movement but requires them to seek assessment from a doctor if they develop symptoms of yellow fever.

So it may not be that unusual for international governments to begin dictating policy around inoculation to restrict the spread of COVID-19.

This is particularly true for the Asia Pacific region where infection rates are far lower than the United States or United Kingdom.

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison already likened the COVID-19 vaccine policy to yellow fever on KIIS radio on Wednesday, as he hinted it may become mandatory of travellers coming to Australia.

But even if other airlines allowed passengers to board the plane they will be at the mercy of foreign government's travel regulations (pictured: a group of women hug at Sydney airport after international borders opened to New Zealand in October) © Provided by Daily Mail But even if other airlines allowed passengers to board the plane they will be at the mercy of foreign government's travel regulations (pictured: a group of women hug at Sydney airport after international borders opened to New Zealand in October)

'When there has been yellow fever and things like that there is a requirement that people are vaccinated, and if they're not, there is a requirement to quarantine on entry into Australia,' Mr Morrison said.

He hinted a more strict policy could be applied for COVID-19 with a quarantine period of 14 days, which is currently in place for returned travellers.

'Where people have the choice of two weeks of quarantine or being vaccinated, I think that will be an incentive, unless there is a genuine medical reason,' Mr Morrison said.

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Qantas chief Alan Joyce has warned that only passengers that have had the COVID-19 vaccine will be able to Qantas CEO Says No Vaccine, No Fly . Qantas boss Alan Joyce yesterday said he would require Qantas boss Alan Joyce reveals the strict rules Aussies may have to follow to travel abroad.

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce will remain in place until at least 2014. Credit:Trevor Collens. There’ s another reason why a long tenure for Joyce , who is only 52, fits with Qantas ’ needs. He was an exception to the Booz Allen rule . CSL’ s total shareholder returns accelerated through that remarkably

Alan Joyce wearing a suit and tie: Qantas boss Alan Joyce (pictured) sparked anger from anti-vaxxers and vaccine skeptics on Sunday when he said his airline won't allow passengers to travel if they don't get the jab © Provided by Daily Mail Qantas boss Alan Joyce (pictured) sparked anger from anti-vaxxers and vaccine skeptics on Sunday when he said his airline won't allow passengers to travel if they don't get the jab Australia has deals to get hold of four vaccine candidates and will roll out doses to the vulnerable and priority workers early next year if they are approved by regulators © Provided by Daily Mail Australia has deals to get hold of four vaccine candidates and will roll out doses to the vulnerable and priority workers early next year if they are approved by regulators

While the federal government is not planning to make the vaccination mandatory inside the country it may require proof of vaccination for entry or re-entry to Australia.


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This stance is likely to be picked up by other countries in the Asia Pacific.

South Korea's largest airline, Korean Air, is already reviewing its policies for screening travellers.

Spokesperson Jill Chung said it is possible some airlines will mandate the vaccination but only because of potential government policy.

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'This is not something for airlines to independently decide,' she told Al Jazeera.

The comments were echoed by Air New Zealand.

'Ultimately, it's up to governments to determine when and how it is safe to reopen borders and we continue to work closely with authorities on this,' Air New Zealand said.

Travel specialist Dr. Felicity Nicholson, lead doctor at Trailfinders Travel Clinic in the United Kingdom believes it is a very likely outcome.

'I think we'll have a formal certificate, either online or on paper, showing that you've been vaccinated at a recognized, accredited clinic, as we do for yellow fever,' she told CNN.

a person holding a sign: Scott Morrison has suggested Australians who refuse to get a Covid-19 vaccine will be forced to quarantine for two weeks when they enter. Pictured: Passengers arrive in Melbourne © Provided by Daily Mail Scott Morrison has suggested Australians who refuse to get a Covid-19 vaccine will be forced to quarantine for two weeks when they enter. Pictured: Passengers arrive in Melbourne

'It'll be the destination demanding it -- and that could be everyone.

'Most countries where there's a vulnerable or older population will certainly be demanding proof because we know how devastating the disease can be.'

Scott Morrison has revealed Australians who refuse to get a Covid-19 vaccine could be forced to quarantine for two weeks when they enter the country unless they have a 'genuine medical reason' not to get the jab.

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The prime minister has previously said a vaccine, which is expected to roll out in March, will be optional but the government will find ways to encourage people to take it.

Australia has deals to get hold of four vaccine candidates and will roll out doses to the vulnerable and priority workers early next year if they are approved by regulators.

Other options to encourage vaccine take-up include withholding government support from people who do not get the jab.

The government already does this under the 2015 'no jab, no pay' rule that stops parents getting some tax benefits, Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate payments if they refuse to vaccinate their child against other illnesses.

The International Air Transport Association announced it was in the 'final stages' of developing a digital health pass that can be used to record Covid-19 tests or vaccinations and will 'support the safe reopening of borders'.

Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt told reporters on Tuesday there had not been a decision on border or re-entry rules around potential vaccines.

'Our task is to provide the vaccine to all Australians,' he said.

a group of people standing in a room: The prime minister has previously said a vaccine, which is expected to roll out in March, will be optional but the government will find ways to encourage people to take it © Provided by Daily Mail The prime minister has previously said a vaccine, which is expected to roll out in March, will be optional but the government will find ways to encourage people to take it

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