Sunday, 21 March 2021

Qantas boss Alan Joyce says governments will insist on COVID-19 vaccines for international travellers

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Qantas CEO Alan Joyce believes governments around the world will require coronavirus COVID-19 vaccinations for all international travellers.  The boss of Australian airline was speaking to the BBC when he said some governments were already considering making the jab as "a condition of entry".

Even if such measures are not enforced by authorities, Qantas may introduce them "We have a duty of care to our passengers and to our crew, to say that everybody in that aircraft needs to be safe," Joyce said.

"The vast majority of our customers think this is a great idea - 90% of people that we've surveyed think it should be a requirement for people to be vaccinated to travel internationally." 

Even with vaccines, Joyce thinks that "once we open up our international borders, we're going to have the virus circulating".

"And that's going to be a big change for a lot of Australia, to find that acceptable," he said. "We need people to understand they can't have zero risk with this virus. We manage risk in so many different other ways for other parts of life."

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