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Australia Won’t Welcome International Tourists Until 2022

Australia won’t welcome international tourists into the country in 2021 despite plans to reopen the border before the end of the year.  The Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, declared that the government will prioritize foreign workers and students before tourists. “We will get to international visitors as well, I believe next year,” Morrison stated.  Many …

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Australia On Track To Reopen For Tourism By Christmas At Latest

Australia has some of the world’s strictest travel restrictions, banning all foreign tourists and not allowing citizens to leave for non-essential reasons since the pandemic began. But after almost two years of closed borders, Australia says they will reopen by Christmas at the latest. This post will look at the latest statement from Australia’s tourism …

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Australia And New Zealand Travel Bubble Suspended Again

The travel bubble that allowed for restriction-free travel between Australia and New Zealand has been suspended once more, following a rise in cases of Covid-19 in both of the countries involved. Despite there being some periods of restriction-free travel between the two neighbouring countries courtesy of the travel bubble, it has also been blighted by …

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Australia To Trial Vaccine Passport Sparking Hopes Of International Travel

Australia has announced that it will be trialing vaccine passports in the near future, sparking hopes that international travel may yet be possible before the end of the year. Australians have largely been unable to leave the country – other than to visit the neighboring island of New Zealand as part of their travel bubble …

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Australia Extends Travel Ban Until December 17th

Australia will keep its borders closed until December, dashing hopes of a reopening before Christmas.  The “human biosecurity emergency period” will continue until at least December 17th, despite changing attitudes towards COVID-19 within Australia.  Greg Hunt, the Australian Health Minister said, “We’ve extended biosecurity protections to 17 December in line with medical advice.” The travel …

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Virgin Australia Calls For International Flight Resumption

The airline Virgin Australia has called for international flights to and from Australia to be able to resume by Christmas, as well as making Covid-19 vaccines for their staff mandatory. The airline – Australia’s second-largest behind the flag carrier Qantas – is pinning its hopes on the vaccination of citizens. Australia’s travel industry has suffered …

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Qantas Announces Plans To Start International Flights in December

Qantas Airlines, the main airline of Australia, announced today that they are preparing to start international flights as early as December with countries that have high vaccine rates. This is a hopeful sign for the rebound of travel in Australia and the South Pacific region, which has been mostly closed since the beginning of the …

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8 Unique World Heritage Sites To Add To Your Bucket List

If you have been to the Grand Canyon, the Eiffel Tower, and the Great Pyramids, you might be wondering: what’s next? For those travelers who are looking for a truly unique adventure, it might be time to get off the beaten track and explore these eight amazing UNESCO world heritage sites.  Nemrut Dağ, Turkey At …

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Australia Will Resume International Travel When 80% Of Population Is Vaccinated

Australia’s borders have been completely shut since the pandemic began, but today the prime minister, Scott Morrison, announced a plan to resume international travel. Morrison unveiled a series of targets he said could begin to be reached by the end of the year, including international travel. When 80 percent of eligible adults have been fully …

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Australia And New Zealand Travel Bubble Cancelled Due To Delta Variant

Travel from all Australian states and territories to New Zealand has been suspended due to rising cases of the Delta variant. Just a month ago, it looked like the travel situation around the world was brightening up. Not only were countries beginning to roll back their domestic Covid-19 restrictions, but progress was also being made …

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Australia-New Zealand Travel Bubble Faces Problems While Singapore Is Delayed

How we travel today has changed so much compared to how it was in 2019 that travelers would be forgiven for forgetting just how easy it used to be. From negative test results to proof of vaccination, mask mandates to insurances policies, post-pandemic travel has introduced travelers to concepts that were once alien to many …

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Australia’s Travel Restrictions To Remain As Court Battle Fails

Keeping up to date with which countries are reopening can be tricky business, but some countries have remained steadfastly consistent in their approach to handling the pandemic. For better or worse, some countries are more committed to easing restrictions at the earliest opportunity than others and, in Australia’s case, their stubbornness led to a legal …

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