Qantas plans to make Covid vaccinations compulsory for all international flights, its boss has said.
Speaking on Australian television, the airline’s chief executive Alan Joyce said the carrier was “looking at changing our terms and conditions to say for international travellers, that we will ask people to have a vaccination before they can get on the aircraft”.
Joyce said proof of vaccination would be stored in a digital health passport that would be acceptable in the country the passenger was travelling to.
"I’ve been talking with my colleagues at other airlines around the globe, and I think that’s going to be a common theme across the board," Joyce said.
He added that governments across the globe were working on the technology to produce digital passports.
The Australia-based website Executive Traveller said work included adapting the current microchip embedded in passports to contain vaccination details.