Berlin (dpa) – Lufthansa President Carsten Spohr expects more restrictions on unvaccinated passengers worldwide.
“We see this trend all over the world. Global freedom will be preserved for those who have been vaccinated and those who have recovered,” said Spohr of Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (WAZ, Saturday). There are already restrictions on those who have not been vaccinated. For example, no EU citizens are only allowed to travel to the USA if they have been fully vaccinated and tested negative for coronavirus.
Mandatory vaccination was rated positive
According to the report, Spohr emphasized the advantages of compulsory vaccination, as it should be implemented in Austria from February 2022. He also sees that the compulsory vaccination of flight staff, which has already been implemented in the Swiss branch of Lufthansa, is positive. At Swiss and Austrian airlines, “nearly all personnel working in flight operations have been vaccinated,” Speuer said. ‘In Germany we estimate that more than 90 percent.’
With a 3G base for domestic flights, Lufthansa has had good experiences so far: “We’ve been working on domestic flights under 3G conditions since this week, even for our crews, so far without any issues,” Spohr said. According to the 3G rule, access is granted only to those who have been vaccinated, cured or tested. And about Germany’s low vaccination rate compared to other European countries, the CEO said: “I am disappointed that poets and thinkers are not more enlightened and open to modern medicine and technology.”
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