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MANDATORY VIRUS VACCINATIONS for International Flyers Qantas CEO Declares

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CNN) — Australia’s national carrier Qantas will require future international travelers to prove they have been vaccinated against Covid-19 before flying.
The airline’s CEO Alan Joyce said in an interview with CNN affiliate Nine News on Monday that the move would be a "necessity" when coronavirus vaccines are readily available.
Joyce said the airline was looking at changing its terms and conditions to "ask people to have a vaccination before they get on the aircraft."
"Whether you need that domestically, we will have to see what happens with Covid-19 in the market. But certainly, for international visitors coming out and people leaving the country, we think that’s a necessity," the Qantas chief said.
While Qantas is the first airline to indicate that Covid-19 vaccinations would be a must before travel, others could soon follow suit.
"I think it will be a common theme, talking to my colleagues in other airlines across the world," Joyce said.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- International air travel could come booming back next year but with a new rule: Travelers to certain countries must be vaccinated against the coronavirus before they can fly.

Encouraging news about vaccine development has given airlines and nations hope they may soon be able to revive suspended flight routes and dust off lucrative tourism plans. But countries in Asia and the Pacific, in particular, are determined not to let their hard-won gains against the virus evaporate.

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