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Health and safety certificates may be the new 'visas' that permit air travel, Etihad CEO says

Health and safety certificates may be the new 'visas' that permit air travel, Etihad CEO says

Airlines will need to meet a "harmonized" standard of health measures as air travel returns, according to Tony Douglas of Etihad Airways.
Airlines will need to meet a “harmonized” standard of health measures as air travel returns following the global pandemic, according to the CEO of Etihad Airways.

“I can see that wellness certification will become a necessary function of how the whole of the world comes back to flying,” Tony Douglas told CNBC’s Hadley Gamble last week as part of the Global Aerospace Summit.

For Etihad, a United Arab Emirates flag carrier, efforts to ensure “wellness” include sterilization of cabins, mandatory coronavirus tests for passengers and tracking wristbands to be worn during the compulsory 14-day quarantine.
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