Australian travel ban will be lifted on citizens travelling overseas and the country’s border will be opened to skilled workers and international students by this year’s end, Austraian government announced.
It has been over 18 months since Australia closed its international borders, but now fully vaccinated nationals will be able to leave the country, a joint statement from the health and home affairs ministries said.
It comes as the country’s adult double-dose vaccination rate reached closer to 80%.
“While Australian citizens were currently being prioritised, more travel restrictions — including for some non-citizens — would be eased as vaccination rates increased. Before the end of the year, we anticipate welcoming fully vaccinated skilled workers and international students.”Home Affairs minister Karen Andrews
Australin Airline, Qantas flights to the city-state are scheduled to resume on November 22, 2021.
“Australia is very close to announcing a reciprocal travel bubble with Singapore, which announced late Tuesday that Australians no longer had to quarantine on arrival. We’re working to a timetable around about then which will see other visa-holders — in addition to Australians returning or going to Singapore and returning who are double vaccinated — being able to come to Australia.”Prime Minister Scott
On March 20th, 2020, Australian travel ban for internationals and nationals was introduced some in response to the coronavirus pandemic
Sydney has scrapped quarantine for returning travellers, other Australian states with lower vaccination rates still have mandatory and costly 14-day hotel quarantine requirements.