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Vaccination certificate for boarding a plane to be the new norm: QA chief

Vaccination certificate for boarding a plane to be the new norm: QA chief

Tribune News Network
Doha
Qatar Airways (QA) Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker has said that everybody will have to produce a vaccination certificate to board an aeroplane and this will be the new norm.
“Quite frankly 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 their 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 World.
“Until and unless science proves all these questions that people have about the disease or the effect of the vaccination, I don’t think the travel will come back to 2019 levels for the foreseeable future,” Al Baker said.
He 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.”
Talking about Qatar Airways plans, Al Baker said the airline would not go back on its orders of new planes from Boeing and Airbus.
“We will continue to take every single aircraft that we have ordered from both the manufacturers, because at Qatar Airways we are very prudent in the way we place our aircraft orders and our requirements.”