The largest low-cost airline in Europe, the Irish Ryanair will not require vaccination passports from its passengers. This was announced by commercial director of Ryanair Jason McGuinness at a press conference dedicated to the presentation of the summer plan for 2021 in Italy, reports the Austrian ORF.
"The decision to require a vaccination certificate is the responsibility of individual states, not airlines," McGuinness said.
Ryanair is sticking to its decision to fill all seats, he said.
However, on board the aircraft, passengers will be required to wear face masks.
“Our aircraft have filters that guarantee air changes every three minutes. The air quality is comparable to the air quality in the operating room,” McGuinness said.
In early March, the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen demanded from the EU countries to technically ensure the launch of vaccination passports by the summer.
The European Commission's draft EU vaccination passport will only include vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).