Australia Reopening Plan for International Borders Next Month

The much-maligned international travel ban is finally being scrapped next month, with airlines already revealing where Aussies will be able to fly in November. Double-vaccinated Australians can start planning their trips to the US, UK, Singapore and Japan among other destinations, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison laying out the framework that states and territories will need to meet before they can welcome back overseas Aussies today.

“It’s time to give Australians their lives back. We’ve saved lives. We’ve saved livelihoods but we must work together to ensure that Australians can reclaim the lives that they once had in this country,” Mr Morrison told reporters from Canberra. Mr Morrison said Australia was moving towards Phase C of its reopening plan and would hit that goal next month, when the nation has 80 per cent of its population double-vaccinated. In response, Qantas has brought forward flights to some of its biggest destinations by over a month.

Flight Centre boss Graham Turner told news.com.au that things would likely “get back to normal very, very quickly” once Australia hits Phase C.

“There’s still 18 international airlines flying into Australia … they don’t all have the same seat availability they did before but once you can travel without hotel quarantine things will go back to normal,” he said. Mr Turner predicted fares wouldn’t be “that expensive” and would likely be in line with the usual pre-Christmas rush prices.

“Everyone wants to see family at this time so there’ll be a fair bit of demand because everyone wants to see their family . but I think it’ll be normal, pre-Covid, high season prices once everything comes back on the market.”


Are you stuck in place and not able to come to Australia due to the border being closer? Get in touch with our migration consultants Melbourne for more updates and options to get back in Australia.

News source : https://www.sbs.com.au/news/australia-to-reopen-international-borders-from-next-month/8797bae6-3245-4633-b412-10bdf5760674

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