Clients who have not been vaccinated will be required to show evidence that vaccination was not possible for them for medical reasons.
TheNew Zealand’s national airline said on Sunday it would implement a “no vaccine, no flight” policy for travelers on its international network.
From February, Air New Zealand will require passengers who want to use its international network to be fully vaccinated, which will provide “peace of mind” for airline employees and travelers alike. Clients who have not been vaccinated will be required to show evidence that vaccination was not possible for them for medical reasons.
“As always, there will be people who disagree. But we know this is the right thing to do to protect our employees, our customers and the New Zealand community,” said the company’s CEO.
New Zealand’s borders have been closed to non-citizens and non-residents of the country, with some exceptions, since March 2020 and the start of the pandemic. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the country has implemented a “zero Covid” strategy made possible by its isolation.
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