Thursday 21 January 2021

Covid-19 vaccination certificates could become the new norm for travel: Qatar Airways chief

 Qatar Airways GCEO Akbar Al Baker said in comment to the media that vaccination certificates could be the new norm that a lot of countries would require that you be vaccinated before you enter the countries.

“I think that this will be the new norm that everybody will have to produce a vaccination certificate to board an aeroplane - and not only to board an aeroplane, a lot of countries would require that you be vaccinated before you come to the countries. I think it will be a joint ICAO, IATA and WHO project, to introduce a safe pass for people whose vaccination certificates will be recognised internationally,” Al Baker told BBC News.

“Until and unless science proves all these questions that people have about the disease or the effect of the vaccination, I don’t think that travel will come back to 2019 levels for the foreseeable future,” Al Baker said.

“Nothing is more costly than to look at the interest of our passengers and our crew, to protect them from this pandemic. We invest to look after them and at the same time to give them the confidence that they can travel on Qatar Airways,” he added.

In videos posted on social media by Qatar Airways he also said that Qatar Airways will “continue to take every single aircraft that we have ordered from both the manufacturers, because in Qatar Airways we are very prudent in the way we place our aircraft orders and our requirements.”

(Source: The Peninsula)

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