To ensure the health and safety of our passengers and crew during this extraordinary time all passengers onboard Antarctica Flights must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
Additional measures will also be implemented throughout your Antarctica Flights experience. In conjunction with airport and airline regulations, we will exercise the following measures:
- All passengers onboard our Antarctica Flights must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Fully vaccinated means that there has been at least 14 clear days from your second dose and the date of your Antarctica Flight. Learn more about this requirement here.
- Wearing a face mask throughout the flight is mandatory as well as in most airports before and after the flight.
- Each flight will have a Qantas COVID marshall onboard.
- The cabin crew and COVID marshall will assist in the seat swapping process, that occurs at the half way point of the flight, with increased sanitisation measures.
- Qantas are implementing strict cleaning protocols. There is enhanced cleaning of the aircraft with a disinfectant effective against coronaviruses, with a focus on high contact areas – seats, seatbelts, overhead lockers, air vents and toilets. The air conditioning system of all Qantas aircraft are fitted with hospital-grade HEPA filters, which remove 99.9% of all particles including viruses. Air inside the cabin is refreshed every few minutes, ensuring the highest possible quality of cabin air.
- To reduce congestion on board, not all seats in Economy Class will be sold allowing more space for passengers.
- No check-in will be required at the airport. Passengers will proceed straight through security and to the departure gate.
- Prior to embarkation, each passenger will receive a personal Qantas Fly Well pack for the flight including: disposable mask, sanitiser and disinfectant wipes.
- Additional sanitisers will be available on board throughout the duration of the flight.