Airport Technology - Ilaria Grasso Macola

With increasing numbers of countries starting their Covid-19 vaccination roll-out, will vaccination be mandatory for the global aviation industry to go back to normal or will it impede the safe resumption of operations even further? We weigh in on the issue.

Waiting for worldwide vaccination will mean that people will not resume flying for the foreseeable future, hindering economies that have small domestic aviation markets such as Europe. Also, if vaccines are made mandatory, airlines will have to decide which ones to approve, potentially creating conflict between each other as well as with passengers.

“The other issue about mandatory vaccines is going to be what vaccine did you get,” Dr David Freedman, infectious diseases professor at the University of Alabama, explained to Reuters. “Do we trust every vaccine that’s made in the world?” here

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