Australia to lift border restrictions imposed due to Covid

Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Australia to reopen borders for travel. Reopening after 18-month Covid closure.

Where: Australia

The Facts

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on October 1st that a Covid-19 travel ban that has lasted 18 months would be lifted.

The press release stated, “Once changes are made in November, the current overseas travel restrictions related to COVID-19 will be removed, and Australians will be able to travel subject to any other travel advice and limits, as long as they are fully vaccinated and those countries’ border settings allow.”

The changes imply that there will be no travel restrictions for fully vaccinated Australians entering or leaving the country.

The country is still not open to foreign visitors, but the government is working towards welcoming them back to Australian shores.

Qantas Airlines stated, “We’ve recently announced that flights between Australia and select international destinations will resume from November 14th for eligible customers. We’ll continue to work closely with the Australian Federal Government around the reopening of borders to support COVID-safe international travel.”

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