Two Australian tourist operators only take fully vaccinated travelers


Two major tourist operators operating in Australia require travelers to be vaccinated with COVID-19 under a “no jab, no travel” policy.

Travel Corporation (TTC) and Intrepid Travel are the latest companies in the tourism sector to take over the obligations of the COVID-19 vaccine.

TTC will require all Australian and New Zealand travelers and customer service staff to be fully vaccinated by December 1. TTC operates travel brands such as AAT Kings, Contiki and Trafalgar.

“Today, Travel Corporation has announced that it is positive about vaccination requirements for the health and safety of its staff, clients and suppliers,” said TTC Director David Hosking. Said..

They will also temporarily suspend the departure of the Australian group until December 1 due to continued uncertainty over state border orders.

“In today’s production environment, most tours are subject to blockades and restrictions cancellations and cannot provide the usual high standards of guest experience.” Hosking said Australian person.

He hoped that state blockades and border closures would be eased by December, while the state government agreed on a collective approach to managing restrictions.

“We sincerely hope that by December 1, 2021, when vaccination rates reach 70-80%, we will be able to resume our Australian group tour business and support the industry through recovery,” Hosking said.

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Those planning a trip with Travel Corporation must be fully vaccinated by December 1, 2021. (Syda Productions / Shutterstock)

Intrepid Travel, Open letter Earlier this month, outside of Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands, all travelers and tour guides over the age of 6 announced that they would need to be fully vaccinated by September 1.

Travelers within Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands need to show vaccination evidence or a negative COVID test to participate in the trip due to “very low” COVID-19 rates and strict border control and control strategies. is not.

“We have taken this step to ensure that the communities, leaders and travelers we visit are safe and to minimize the chances of traveling and handing over with the COVID-19 as much as possible. It’s important to keep it down, as brave CEO James Thornton writes.

The decision by travel agencies to require vaccines will be made after Australian Airlines Qantas requires staff to be vaccinated with COVID-19 and provides customers with vaccine incentives in the form of vouchers and travel points.

Australian airlines have not yet taken steps to require vaccinations for in-flight customers.

on the other hand, August survey Of the 1,000 Australians by Employment Hero, more than 70% supported the deployment of vaccine passports, and only 16% opposed it.

Rebecca Chu