Mandatory vaccination for AirAsia passengers

by NURUL SUHAIDI / pic by BERNAMA

AIRASIA Malaysia’s adult passengers must be fully vaccinated while unvaccinated or partially vaccinated minor passengers must be accompanied by completely vaccinated parents or relatives.

Effective immediately, it is part of the airline’s Covid-19 mitigation plan to ensure the highest safety standards for all guests and employees with the resumption of its domestic and subsequently international flight services soon.

The new rule also applies to all ground operations and baggage handling staff.

AirAsia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat said to minimise physical interaction, AirAsia has also made it mandatory for all guests to check-in via the AirAsia Super App.

Passengers will only need to pass the airport clearance with a contactless e-Boarding Pass on their smartphones as early as 14 days before their departure date.

The counter check-in service will only be available for guests with reduced mobility, those travelling with infants (under 24 months of age) and young guests travelling alone.

“Guests who are not specified above shall be subjected to check-in fees,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Apart from check-in, the Super App is also equipped with numerous service enhancements and integrations including guests’ flight to hotel bookings and health document verification.

AirAsia has undertaken numerous contactless technological innovations and improvements to enhance comfort and a hassle-free door-to-door experience for guests.

“All these will minimise queuing and possible physical contacts at the counters and crowding at the airport,” Riad said.

Apart from the AirAsia Super App, passengers are also reminded to install the MySejahtera app to validate vaccinations prior to departure. This is also to facilitate visits and destination check-ins.

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