Covid-19: aviation flight personnel serving certain at-risk countries may be vaccinated

The pilots, hostesses and stewards concerned are those likely to provide flights to India, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and South Africa.

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Some worried about their exposure to more dangerous variants of the virus. The vaccination will be open to pilots, flight attendants and flight attendants of airlines likely to fly to India, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and South Africa, the official said. Ministry of Transport to AFP on Friday April 30, confirming information from RTL.

Minister Delegate for Transport Jean-Baptiste Djebbari made the announcement during a meeting with Air France flight personnel. He did not specify the date of this opening.

Flight personnel over 55, who were already entitled to the vaccine, will be added to the list of occupations benefiting from reserved vaccination slots, adds the ministry.

The National Union of Air France Airline Pilots on Monday called on unvaccinated pilots to refuse flights to these five countries, considered by France as particularly at risk and which are subject to additional restrictive measures at the borders.

Air France chief executive Anne Rigail welcomed the decision in a tweet, saying that “the health and safety of our staff and our customers are our top priorities”.

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