61% of the British people say “yes” and would support flights which only accept vaccinated passengers. Furthermore, 75% of people think wearing a face mask while on board should be mandatory, regardless if the person is vaccinated or not. Fewer people seem to be worried about privacy issues concerning their vaccination details, if this means, that they can fly. Allowing the NHS to pass vaccination statuses to a digital health app, which could be accessed by airport officials around the world, is met with agreement by 79% of participants. In general, the findings suggest most people in the UK would accept ongoing hygienic measures, if this would make it possible for them to fly. The desire to travel remains strong: 90% intend to fly abroad at some point in the future, 69% want to this year, if the vaccination program is fully rolled out.
The findings result from a survey we conducted on 23 and 24 February 2021 among a national representative sample of 2,105 people of our UK panel on behalf of Audiencenet and the travel think tank Thrive.