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Money Airlines: Qantas wants travelers to be vaccinated - Lufthansa does not

14:35  24 november  2020
14:35  24 november  2020 Source:   handelsblatt.com

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In order to travel in and out of Australia, passengers of the taxpayer-subsidized airline Qantas will soon need to be vaccinated for the Wuhan As the airline mulls whether or not to require a two-week quarantine for international travelers arriving to Australia, Qantas is already collecting and testing the

The head of Australia’s Qantas Airways has said his airline plans to require all international travelers to be vaccinated against Covid-19 before boarding their I think that's going to be a common thing talking to my colleagues in other airlines around the globe. The CEO said Qantas has already begun

When it comes to the question of entry requirements, Lufthansa refers to the national governments. The Australian competitor goes one step further.

Sobald ein Impfstoff zur Verfügung steht, müssen Qantas-Passagiere auf Langstrecken eine Impfung vorweisen. Andere Fluggesellschaften sind weniger streng. © VIA REUTERS As soon as a vaccine is available, Qantas passengers on long journeys must show a vaccination. Other airlines are less strict.

Unlike the Australian airline Qantas, Lufthansa does not want its passengers to have a corona vaccination certificate. The introduction of such an obligation is currently not planned, said a corporate spokesman in Frankfurt on Tuesday.

The national governments of the countries are responsible for the respective entry requirements. They would first have to draw up a plan for distributing the ordered vaccination doses as soon as they are available.

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Qantas Airways Ltd. plans to require future international passengers to have a Covid-19 vaccination before they fly, and A vaccination will be a “necessity” for travelers entering and leaving Australia on a Qantas flight, Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce said in an interview with Channel 9 in Australia.

He did not clarify if this would apply to those coming from countries where the vaccine may be slower to roll out, such as developing or war-torn nations. The legality of mandatory vaccination is likely to be a hot topic of debate after the Oxford and AstraZeneca vaccine has become the third vaccine to

Qantas boss Alan Joyce had announced that his company would only carry vaccinated passengers on intercontinental flights, as soon as a vaccine was available . The airline's general terms and conditions would be adjusted accordingly.

While the next steps for domestic flights have not yet been decided, the situation with intercontinental flights is clear: "We will require international travelers to be vaccinated before we let them on board", said Joyce.

In his own words, he assumes that his airline is not alone in this - but that similar rules will be introduced worldwide. "I think it will be a normal thing, judging by conversations with my colleagues from other airlines."

Before the corona pandemic , Qantas carried 50 million passengers around the world every year. Because of the financial slump, the airline had to cut 6,000 of its 29,000 jobs this year.

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The head of Australia’s Qantas Airways has said his airline plans to require all international travelers to be vaccinated against Covid-19 before I think that’s going to be a common thing talking to my colleagues in other airlines around the globe. The CEO said Qantas has already begun determining

There are calls to boycott Qantas after boss Alan Joyce said passengers would have to be What right does Alan Joyce have to demand that we will only be allowed to travel with @ Qantas if we first prove This is incredible! @ Qantas airline will be requiring vaccination before boarding their flights.

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