Wanna Fly? Proof of Vaccination, Please.

Wanna Fly? Proof of Vaccination, Please.

The idea that people would be prohibited from boarding and traveling on a commercial aircraft unless they can show proof of having received a COVID-19 vaccine is no longer considered “fake news” or “misinformation” worthy of censorship by corporations operating social media platforms. Within the next few months, or even weeks, flying on airlines may become even more problematic and invasive of our privacy than it has been since the 9/11 terrorist attacks began negatively transforming the experience of air travel for passengers.

Airlines Prepare to Ask for “Immunity Passports”

Australia’s national carrier Qantas Airways will likely be the first airline to require international travelers to show proof they have been vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus that can cause COVID-19 symptoms before boarding its aircraft. In a television interview last month, Qantas’ CEO Alan Joyce acknowledged:

We are looking at changing our terms of conditions to say, for international travelers, that we will ask people to have a vaccination before they can come on the aircraft. Whether you’ll need that domestically, we’ll have to see what happens with COVID-19 in America, but certainly for international visitors coming out and people leaving the country, we think that’s a necessity.1 2 3 4

Other airlines may quickly follow Qantas’ lead. Joyce noted, “I’m talking to my colleagues in other airlines around the globe and I think it’s going to be a common theme across the board.”1 2

In April 2020, the CEO of Delta Air Lines, Ed Bastion, said, “We will make whatever changes to the business model that will be necessary.”5 6 This may include asking passengers to present “immunity passports” if required by the U.S. government.

“If it turns out immunity passports will be a new form… You think about everything that came out of 9/11 with TSA and homeland security and new public agencies. Could there be a new public health agency coming out that requires a new passport to travel? We’ll be on the forefront of all those advances,” Bastion said.5 6

In a recent article in The Vaccine Reaction, Rishma Parpia reported that the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced on Nov. 23 that it would soon complete development a “digital passport” known as The IATA Travel Pass mobile application that would display SARS-CoV-2 test results and proof of COVID-19 vaccination. The app would also list national entry rules and details of the nearest testing laboratories in various countries.1

According to The Associated Press, Jill Chung, a spokesperson for South Korea’s largest airline, Korea Air, said it was a real possibility that airlines would require passengers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. But Chung noted that such a decision is not something airlines should make independently but, rather, in coordination with national governments.7 Air New Zealand has taken a similar position, stating:

Ultimately, it’s up to governments to determine when and how it is safe to reopen borders and we continue to work closely with authorities on this.7

“The question is whether airlines should be the arbiters of public health policy,” says Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPH, director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics in Baltimore, Maryland. “I’m sure they would do it if they were required to as part of public health, but that would require a federal approach to the pandemic. We haven’t had that.”8

Proof of Vaccination is Not the Same as Evidence of Immunity

Perhaps the more central question, however, may be whether COVID-19 vaccines will prevent spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus or only reduce the potential for a vaccinated person to suffer a severe case of COVID-19 that leads to permanent health problems or death. If the vaccine does not prevent SARS-Cov-2 infection and spread of infection, it serves no purpose for the airline industry to require proof of vaccination for passengers to board a plane under the guise of guaranteeing that vaccinated persons will not spread the virus to other passengers.8

Asked whether the messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer, Inc. (and its German partner BioNTech SE) and Moderna, Inc. will prevent people from becoming infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus and transmitting it to others, the companies and medical professionals admit they do not know yet.9 10 11

“These COVID vaccines are preventing clinical disease, we don’t know if they prevent transmission,” says infectious disease epidemiologist Chris Beyrer, MD of the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. “What’s being measured in the [human clinical] trials is whether or not they prevent disease, mild, moderate and severe disease,” explains William John Moss, MD, director of the International Vaccine Access Center at the Bloomberg School.9 10 11

Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has all but admitted that the COVID-19 vaccines are not designed to prevent infection with and transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. He has stated that preventing symptoms of COVID-19 is the “primary endpoint” of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines. In Dr. Fauci’s view, getting rid of SARS-CoV-2 is a “secondary endpoint.”12 13

NVIC Long Predicted Travel Restrictions for Refusing Vaccines

Nonetheless, it appears this scenario of conditioning air travel to one’s willingness to get vaccinated will be played out sooner rather than later. It is hard to believe, but there are a few people who have seen and warned it was coming for decades. In 1993, for example, Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and president of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), began declaring in her public speeches that the day would come when Americans would be penalized with travel restrictions for refusing to get government recommended and state mandated vaccines.

In 1999, Fisher wrote:

Being tagged and tracked in a government-operated electronic surveillance database could lead to severe economic and other government-sanctioned punishments at the hands of health officials assigned police powers to “protect the public health.” Citizens who do not, for example, comply with government mandates to use an AIDS vaccine when it is brought to market in the future could effectively be prevented from functioning in society by being denied an education, health insurance, a driver’s license, employment or even admission to a hospital, hotel or airplane.14

In 2010, Fisher wrote:

Who will be threatened and punished next for refusing a flu shot? The answer is YOU, me, and every American. We are next in line because when doctors trade in their white coats for military uniforms, going after their own is just the first step on the road to going after the rest of us. If this latest power grab is allowed to set precedent in America, the only question in the future will be: how many vaccines will we be forced to take or lose our jobs, our health insurance, our right to enter a hospital, or receive medical care, or get on a plane, or check into a hotel if we can’t prove we have gotten vaccinated?15

In 2015, Fisher wrote:

Will laws be passed to not only deny you a public education but prevent you from obtaining health insurance; entering a doctor’s office, hospital or retirement home; boarding a bus, plane or train; buying a ticket for a movie or football game; shopping in a store, getting a driver’s license, filing your taxes or otherwise participating in and moving freely in society unless you show proof you have gotten every government recommended vaccine?16

And just last year, in a speech given at the Vaccine Injury Epidemic Event (VIE) on the National Mall in Washington, DC, Fisher said:

Science is not perfect, doctors are not infallible, and vaccines carry unpredictable risks that are greater for some people. If we do not get up off our knees and stop worshipping scientists and doctors who have too little knowledge and have been given too much power, tomorrow we will not be able to get on a bus, train or plane; enter a store or sports arena; obtain a driver’s license or passport, file our taxes or function in society without getting every vaccine that industry creates and the government orders us to get.17

Can you get any more prescient than this?


Click here to view References:

1 Parpia R. Airline Industry Develops “Travel Pass” to Test, Require COVID-19 Vaccinations to Fly. The Vaccine Reaction Nov. 30, 2020.
2 Brito C. Qantas CEO says airline will require passengers traveling internationally to get COVID-19 vaccineCBS News Nov. 24, 2020.
3 Corry E. Alan Joyce says international flyers will require vaccination to fly Qantas. Nine News Nov. 23, 2020.
4 Regan H, Watson A. Qantas boss says passengers will need to be vaccinated for international flights. CNN Travel Nov. 23, 2020.
5 Kelleher SR. You Will Likely Need To Get A Covid Shot To Fly In 2021. Forbes Nov. 24, 2020.
6 Thomaselli R. Delta CEO On Board With ‘Immunity Passports’. Travel Pulse Apr. 25, 2020.
7 The Associated Press. International travellers may need COVID-19 vaccines before they can board some airlines. CBC Nov. 24, 2020
8 Toussaint K. Will you need a COVID-19 vaccine to fly?. Fast Company Nov. 24, 2020.
9 Gregory M. VERIFY: Will the COVID-19 vaccine stop you from spreading it to others? Experts don’t know yet. WUSA9 Nov. 20, 2020.
10 Gregory M. VERIFY: Moderna, Pfizer vaccines may prevent disease, but not infection. WUSA9 Nov. 19, 2020.
11 Editorial. COVID-19 vaccines: no time for complacency. The Lancet Nov. 21, 2020; 396(10263): P1607.
12 Crist C. Early Vaccines Will Prevent Symptoms, Not Virus. WebMD Oct. 28, 2020.
13 Kropff A. Dr. Fauci discusses what we do and don’t know about coronavirus vaccines so far. 10 Tampa Bay Nov. 19, 2020.
14 Fisher BL. The National Electronic Vaccine Tracking Registry. NVIC Newsletter July 1999.
15 Fisher BL. Forcing Flu Shots on Health Care Workers: Who Is Next? NVIC Newsletter Sept. 29, 2010.
16 Fisher BL. The Vaccine Culture War in America: Are You Ready? NVIC Newsletter Mar. 8, 2015.
17 Fisher BL. Witnessing The Vaccine Injury Epidemic. NVIC Newsletter Nov. 19, 2019.

Note: This commentary provides referenced information and perspective on a topic related to vaccine science, policy, law or ethics being discussed in public forums and by U.S. lawmakers.  The websites of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provide information and perspective of federal agencies responsible for vaccine research, development, regulation and policymaking.

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29 Responses to "Wanna Fly? Proof of Vaccination, Please."

  1. Jo   December 7, 2020 at 10:28 am

    “Prescience” has nothing to do with it. Restricting ALL travel has been in the plans and in the works for quite some time. And those plans have not been hidden, IF you’ve been paying any attention. Your masters prefer knowing where you are and what you’re doing at all times. You must be totally predictable. It’s safer for ‘them’ that way. You might try calling Klaus Schwab to complain….except there is no complaint department.

    “Proof of Vaccination is Not the Same as Evidence of Immunity” has ALWAYS been the case with any jab. None of this has EVER been about health. From the time vaccines were introduced it HAS been about eugenics. I simply don’t comprehend why people cannot get that through their thick skulls.

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  2. Mary Christenson   December 7, 2020 at 10:56 am

    I just wrote a message to Delta Airlines saying that I nor my family would fly with them if they instituted a proof of vaccination policy. How can we get the word out to the airlines that this is a medical freedom issue? That no one knows yet what the vaccine will achieve in terms of immunity or transmission.

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  3. Bob   December 7, 2020 at 11:13 am

    I can never understand this mind-set. YOU need to be vaccinated to that I don’t get your disease. It’s the opposite of what a vaccine supposedly does. YOU need to be vaccinated so that YOU don’t get the disease is what it should be. Even if I get the Covid vaccine, there is no guarantee that you won’t get it from me because I can still be a carrier. A vaccine, in theory, can only protect the recipient. This mandate would serve no purpose other than to force people to accept invasive medical treatments with no liability to the administer-er.

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    • JennyM   December 11, 2020 at 10:02 pm

      Dear Bob,
      Like Gary Allen titled one of his chapters, “Don’t Confuse Me With Facts”. The Sheeple have been dumbed down by a 24/7 deluge of propaganda and misinformation from the controlled censorship happy media and government.

      There is no logic or free thinking allowed, the dupes have been soaped up and brainwashed so badly they squeak when they walk. The terrorized zombies are just going along with the plan, just as it’s happened before to countries like Russia and China. The brain-dead masses are just looking to someone to ‘help’ them as they cling to their televisions and dumbphones who do their thinking for them, as their neurons turn to mush even faster as the CO2 makes them think even less. Even the allegedly ‘intelligent’ people out there are duped. This is going to be a culling of the dumb ones though, since the biggest rubes are going to rush to get their vaccines. I just PRAY TO GOD that this blows up in the faces of the evil ones out there that are pushing this poison onto humanity all across the world. Ironically they want to vaccinate “health” care professionals first.

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  4. Jeff   December 7, 2020 at 11:15 am

    If they mandate vaccination proof in order to fly, it will kill tourism world-wide.correct, vaccination proof is absolutely not even remotely proof of immunity.

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  5. SueEllen   December 7, 2020 at 11:20 am

    oh please dear god…no! these monstrous crimes against humanity must stop….now!!

    thank you NVIC for all of your most important work!! god bless you.

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  6. Tom   December 7, 2020 at 11:28 am

    Excellent article. If everyone in the world gets vaccinated then there is no further reason to fear the fake pandemic. Thus the world would go back to pre 2020 days without any restrictions at all because no one could possibly get sick. Vaccines always work, stop viruses and ensure no one will ever get sick…right? Isn’t that the pharma mantra over the last 40 years? Not one person has ever been proven to be harmed by any vaccine because pharma is no longer liable for any harm. So how could anyone ever be harmed? Will the world go back to normal if we follow the dictates of governments and the fake medical experts? NO WAY! They will push for even more control. Resistance is not futile, but completely necessary.

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  7. jellybean   December 7, 2020 at 11:36 am

    I will never comply with this. Glad I traveled as much as I could. Got to see a lot. But this…forget it. I’ll never get on an airplane again if they require this.

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  8. Raquel   December 7, 2020 at 11:56 am

    So, if the same airline that has been telling me since March 2020 that it was safe to travel on their aircraft because they used very powerful HEPA filters, disinfected every airplane very efficiently and ensured us that mask were protecting passengers from infecting each other, if those same companies now demand that people get a vaccine to prevent infection between passengers, does that mean that they were previously lying to us and that we were not safe after all?

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    • MD   December 7, 2020 at 10:35 pm

      Well said.

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    • JennyM   December 11, 2020 at 10:06 pm

      Of course, but facts fall on the deaf ears of the brainwashed propaganda consumers. Thinking makes them even more terrified, so they freeze up and just submit to whatever insane “expert advice” is given to them.

      That anyone would even take Bill Gates seriously after using “his” products is ludicrous!

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  9. Jen   December 7, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    Why don’t the attachments to your ‘references’ lead to anything but redirect back to your site? Where are the attachments for the referenced information?

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    • Peri   December 9, 2020 at 1:42 pm

      Yes, links seem to direct back to article –

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  10. Tom   December 7, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    The absolutely amazing thing about all this: we are paying to build this totalitarian Fourth Reich medical tyranny police state, which will enslave us in a dystopian poisoned hell forever, with our own tax dollars. It actually couldn’t be done to us without our own resources. Absolutely surreal if you think about it…

    There is something fatally flawed and nightmarish about our concept of ‘society’ that allows (or even encourages) the worst, most psychotic, villainous people to rise up and be in control of us and cause this oppression and tyranny. In a sane society, those types of people would be despised and be prevented from causing harm. Instead, they are worshipped and given control. Also surreal…

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    • JennyM   December 11, 2020 at 10:07 pm

      Ever read, “Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion”, translated by Victor Marsden? It clears things up pretty fast. Which is why it’s been banned in Europe. Too much raw truth for the evil ones to handle.

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  11. TD   December 7, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    The numbered references don’t correlate with any particular order of the references at the bottom of the article. It would be nice if they linked directly to the article or if the references at the bottom were numbered according to the above mentioned numbers.

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  12. MD   December 7, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    We are losing our health freedom obviously. What kind of society are we living in? Vaccines with no or very little science backup is very alarming. 🚩🚩🚩. Mostly importantly, vaccinations are a very personal decision. It’s not up to government. Very unconstitutional. We must continue our fight for freedom and privacy.

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  13. Nicholas Malkentzos   December 7, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    Real smart no idea of the side effects or effectiveness but mandate it to make people feel safe???

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  14. nolan   December 7, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    As Malcolm X often said “Your government has failed you.

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  15. WOH   December 7, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    I wrote Alaska Airline’s President a letter dated 28 May 2020 stating that I would not fly on his airline if they chose to require proof of vaccination for COVID-19. Crickets…

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  16. Lawrence Greenberg   December 7, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    If vaccines were absolutely 100% safe and effective, I find it hard to imagine anyone would ever object to receiving them (I know I wouldn’t). But they are neither 100% safe nor 100% effective, and in fact are very far from it (and my two vaccine-injured sons remind me of that every day). Under those circumstances, meaning reality, for any group/organization, especially government, to force us to take such risks with our health and our lives is beyond unconscionable, it is criminal.

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  17. EJ   December 7, 2020 at 11:29 pm

    We need to wake up and say, NO!

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  18. Galina   December 7, 2020 at 11:33 pm

    If you lose your health freedom, nothing else is matter. We need to get this back or we lose everything. Never give up, resist and continue to work with lawyers according to our Constitution.
    At the end, we will win!

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  19. Jessica   December 8, 2020 at 9:10 am

    This is extremely scary. What can we do? I’ve been able to find enough like minded people on the internet. We have to stand together. There’s only power in numbers. And they may not be enough.

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  20. Cindy   December 8, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    For information on this vaccine anyone can go onto https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov for any articles relating to COVID or SARS-CoV-2 vaccines. Also add the BCG vaccine to your query.

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  21. Cheryl Allis   December 15, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    Fine. We know that this restriction is here. What do we DO about it??? How do we stop it??

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  22. Kris   December 16, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    I thought we lived in a free country and had choices!
    I will NOT get the vaccine and then I guess I won’t be flying either!!

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  23. Cheryl Allis   December 20, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    I found an answer to my own question. TAKE ACTION!! To fight this, go to StopMedicalDiscrimination.org and sign the petition. The America’s Front Line Doctors are gathering the signatures and they plan to take them to the airlines to fight for our freedom to fly without vaccines. Go, sign the petition AND send the petition to everyone you know and share on social media.

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  24. Vincent   January 19, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    What to do about it? Well for one, stop feeding the leviathan! Learn how at losthorizons.com

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