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Australia Removes Testing Requirement For International Arrivals

Following the reopening of its external border earlier this year, Australia now allows international arrivals to enter testing-free if they are fully vaccinated. Previously, the country required travelers to submit a negative Covid test result prior to boarding their flights, even when immunized. Now, this major obstacle has been officially removed as of April 18, …

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Australia Reopening Its Borders To Vaccinated Tourists On February 21st

For the first time this pandemic, Australia is set to significantly ease its entry restrictions and reopen its borders to vaccinated tourists from February 21st. Australia has long since had some of the most restrictive borders in the world, coupled with extremely strict domestic Covid-19 restrictions as the country looked to keep its people safe …

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Australia Plans To Open Entire Country For International Tourism By April

There is some good news for travelers looking to take that long awaited trip down under. This past week, Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, announced that the country MAY reopen its borders as early as the Easter holiday.  This is very welcome news to foreigners who have been waiting nearly two full years to enter the …

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Australia Will Finally Permit Its Citizens To Leave The Country For Travel

For the first time since the pandemic began, Australia is allowing its citizens to leave the county without an exemption notice. This post will look at the new border rules, when Australia anticipates opening its borders to non-citizens, and what international airlines are resuming flights. Australia Lifts Travel Ban For Citizens Australia introduced some of the …

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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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