Qantas CEO: Must Have COVID-19 Vaccine to Fly Internationally, It's a 'Necessity'

Michael W. Chapman | November 23, 2020 | 11:43am EST
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Qantas CEO Alan Joyce.  (Getty Images)
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce. (Getty Images)

In an interview with Australia's A Current Affair, the CEO of Qantas airlines said his company is looking at changing its rules to require that people flying internationally must be vaccinated against COVID-19. "We think that's a necessity," he stressed.

During the Nov. 23 interview, host Tracy Grimshaw asked CEO Alan Joyce, “When there is a vaccine, are you going to require all of your passengers to being vaccinated before they get on a plane?”

Joyce said, “Yes, we are looking at changing our terms and conditions to say, for international travelers, that we will ask people to have a vaccination before they can get on the aircraft. Whether you need that domestically, we’ll have to see what happens with COVID-19."

"But certainly for international visitors coming out or people leaving the country, we think that’s a necessity," said Joyce. 

(Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

A Current Affair also reported that Joyce believes this requirement will eventually be required worldwide. 

"I think that's going to be a common thing talking to my colleagues in other airlines around the globe," said Joyce. 

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