Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has announced the international travel services resume by October 2021 after consideration of the vaccinated adult population. The opening of the international border would rely on various factors.
The Australian government would be able to consider international flights after the adult population of Australia has been vaccinated against COVID-19. “That’s our hope and expectation,” Mr Morrison said.
“We would need to keep an eye on COVID-19 vaccines and their results,” Mr Morrison said.
Mr Morrison said that all these decisions would rely upon travellers medical conditions on arrival. Also added that their government is planning on whether quarantine upon arriving in Australia would be required or not at all for international travellers.
Discussions are going on with National Cabinet over how the recommencement would work in terms of quarantine arrangements.
“It is very encouraging that we are now getting a lot more data from the rest of the world.”
“Our goal is to ensure consistent responses to the lower risks as the vaccines prevented people from going to hospitals,” Mr Gaetjens told a Senate inquiry.
However, the aviation sector of Australia is flexible and would be prepared for take-off no matter the date.
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has welcomed a $1.2 billion tourism package from the Australian government. Travellers will have access to 800,000 half-price airfares to 13 tourism-reliant regions.