According to Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer HE Akbar Al Baker, vaccination certificates could be the ‘new norm’ that a lot of countries would require before anyone can enter any country.

In a statement to BBC News, HE Al Baker said that everybody will have to produce a vaccination certificate ‘to board an aeroplane – and not only to board an aeroplane, a lot of countries would require that you be vaccinated before you come to the countries’.

I think it will be a joint ICAO, IATA and WHO project, to introduce a safe pass for people whose vaccination certificates will be recognised internationally. Until and unless science proves all these questions that people have about the disease or the effect of the vaccination, I don’t think that travel will come back to 2019 levels for the foreseeable future.

He added that nothing is more costly than to look at the interest of passengers and crew, and to protect them from this pandemic.

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