SYDNEY: In the future, Australia’s Qantas will insist that before they depart, foreign travellers have a Covid-19 vaccination. It is describing the change as a necessity.”
“For international travellers, we are looking at changing our terms and conditions to say that we will ask people to have a vaccination before they can get on the aircraft”. Chief Executive Alan Joyce told Channel Nine broadcaster.
If you need that domestically, we’re going to have to see what happens in the industry with Covid-19. But obviously, we think that’s a must for foreign tourists coming out and people leaving the country.
During the first wave of the pandemic, Australia closed its international borders in March. Now it needs two weeks of quarantine for returning travellers from overseas.
Meanwhile, Australia’s Victoria province, the country’s virus hotspot, said on Tuesday that it had zero active coronavirus cases for the first time in more than eight months. It is putting it on track to eradicate the virus effectively.
For the 25th straight day, Australia’s second-most populous state announced zero new cases. So, Australia’s enforce restrictions on public travel and shutting down major sections of the economy after regular infections peaked at over 700 at the beginning of August.
More than 73% of the total virus cases in the world and 90% of national deaths are accounted for by Victoria. Ever since the pandemic started, Australia has reported more than 27,800 cases and 907 deaths.