Qantas, Australia’s flag carrier, has amended its vaccination requirements, and international travellers will no longer be required to provide a full-vaccination certificate against Covid-19 in order to fly on Qantas aircraft.
However, for all departures on or before 18 July, travellers are still required to provide proof of vaccination at check-in for your Qantas international flight.
Qantas Vaccination Requirements
“From 19 July 2022, we’ll no longer require passengers travelling on international flights operated by the Qantas Group to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 This change is in response to the Australian Government’s removal of the COVID-19 vaccination requirement for international travellers arriving in Australia.”said, Qantas in a trade circular
This implies that after July 19, travellers will no longer be required to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination to board their flight unless there is a country-specific need, thus passengers are advised to verify particular requirements before departure.
It is worth noting that masks are still necessary on domestic flights and where government rules require them to be worn for travel to and within Australia.
If any passenger travelling within Australia doesn’t have a mask Qantas will provide them with a ‘Fly Well‘ pack when boarding.
Qantas also advises travellers to become acquainted with the travel requirements before arriving in Australia.
“Some countries require passengers to be fully vaccinated before travel. Check the government requirements for all countries that you’re travelling to or transiting through to ensure you meet their vaccination requirements,” said Qantas on its official website.