Group serving over-50s will only allow people to travel after receiving two doses of jab
Saga, the travel group targeting the over-50s, has become the first holiday business to insist that all of its customers must be vaccinated against coronavirus before they embark on its cruises. The company, whose customers are primarily in the UK, said on Wednesday that it had told holidaymakers they must be fully inoculated against the virus at least 14 days before travelling and take a pre-departure Covid-19 test.
“Given that many of our customers are in the priority age range and we’ve done calculations based on what government has said, we think shortly after beginning of May almost all of customers will have received a second vaccination,” said Nick Stace, chief executive of Saga’s travel arm.
Pfizer says the first dose of its vaccine delivers 89 per cent efficacy 15-21 days after it is administered and the second dose lifts protection to 95 per cent
Last week, Saga did a survey of 2,000 customers which showed that 98 per cent were in favour of making vaccination compulsory before guests embarked....
I could see this coming a mile off and expect that insurers will also not be offering cover if you've not been vaccinated.
Not sure how this works for holiday companies who offer holidays for younger people who haven't been offered the vaccine yet.
Last edited by a moderator: