Etihad Airways has ‘no plans’ to restrict travel to Covid-19 vaccinated passengers

SourceArabian Business

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has no plans to restrict travel to only those who have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus.

On Monday, the Kuwaiti government declared a travel ban, effective from May 22, on citizens not vaccinated against Covid-19. It follows a move in November last year by Australian flag carrier Qantas, who declared full inoculation would be necessary for international travellers on its flights.

Ban begins May 22 as non-Kuwaitis are still prevented from entering the country

According to reports, Korean Air and Delta Air Lines were also considering such a prerequisite for flying.

However, Martin Drew, Etihad Airways’ SVP global sales & cargo, told Arabian Business this was not in their future plans.

He said: “That’s something I don’t think we’ll go down that route of doing.

“I think that throughout this pandemic we’ve gone above and beyond in terms of ensuring we keep our guests safe. In addition to that, our wellness proposition as well is something that’s been incredibly more...