Sep 9, 2021 - Economy

Qantas to ban unvaccinated travelers from international flights

Alan Joyce, chief executive officer of Qantas Airways Ltd., speaks during a news conference in Sydney, Australia, on Thursday, Feb. 25

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce during a February news conference in Sydney. Photo: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce confirmed the Australian airline will ban passengers not vaccinated against COVID-19 from international flights, first reported Wednesday.

The big picture: Joyce indicated in November he planned for Qantas to require international travelers provide proof of vaccination. He aims to have the mandate in place by December, when the airline plans to resume global operations. All Qantas staff must be vaccinated by March 2022 unless they have a medical exemption.

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