Australia’s largest Airline, Qantas is not going to let you fly without a coronavirus vaccine. Qantas Airlines broadcasted that it is going to improve its terms and conditions to make sure that the travelers get a COVID-19 vaccine before the flight.
CEO Alan Joyce told the reporters that whether travelers need to fly domestically, they have to see what occurs with COVID-19 in the market, but certainly, for international passengers and people who are going to leave the country, they think the vaccine is a necessity.
“I’m talking to my colleagues in other airlines around the globe and I think it’s going to be a common theme across the board,” Joyce asserted. Based on this, he expects other airlines to ratify similar requirements and new policies like a digital “vaccination passport.”
At this stage, the Airline’s main priority is adopting a common testing protocol and recognizing test standards for traveling to both Europe and across the globe.
There have been some successful vaccination discoveries in recent weeks, which have sprinkled hope among those in the travel business. A third potential vaccine was declared to be found from AstraZeneca on Monday. The company says that their trial shows the medication will be 90 percent effective. Pfizer submitted requests for urgent approval from the F.D.A. after data showed that their vaccine is 95 percent effective.
Earlier this month, the pharmaceutical company and its collaborator, publicized that initial results from their trials have shown that the vaccine was at least 90 percent effective and no serious safety concerns were observed. They said they could have 50 million doses available this year, and 1.3 billion in 2021.
From the first day of this pandemic, discovering its vaccine became the holy grail. After nearly a year, there a few countries that claim to have approached this goal. However, there is nothing to be done but waiting to see how these claims will turn out.