Airline – Qantas introduces mandatory vaccination for employees – Economy

All employees of the Australian airline Qantas should be vaccinated against corona as soon as possible. For pilots, flight attendants and ground staff, the deadline is November 15, the remaining employees will have until the end of March 2022, as the company announced on Wednesday. There will be exceptions for people who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. “A crew member can travel to multiple cities in a single day and connect with thousands of people,” said Qantas Managing Director Alan Joyce. It is therefore “very important” that employees are vaccinated. “I think that’s the kind of advice and security that people expect from us.” The specifications should also apply to the Jetstar subsidiary, he said. Qantas was founded in 1920 and is one of the oldest operating airlines in the world. Before the corona pandemic, Australia’s national airline carried 50 million passengers worldwide each year. However, with few exceptions, Australia’s international borders have been closed since March 2020. With strict rules, the country with its 25 million inhabitants has long enjoyed great success in the fight against the pandemic. However, due to the spread of the delta variant, corona cases are on the increase. The Sydney metropolis and much of New South Wales have been stranded since the end of June.

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