Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison said that Australians who got vaccinated can travel overseas and return home without going through hotel quarantine.
Mr Morrison on Thursday said that Australia will begin to reconnect with the world by allowing Australians to travel for “essential reasons” such as medical reasons, business, important family events and funerals.
Vaccinated people would still need to quarantine at home instead of going through hotel quarantine. The Australian government has been planning when and how they can open borders to the world, beyond the New Zealand travel bubble, Scott Morrison added
According to Mr Morrison if they lift the borders for people to come, then there would increase in the Covid-19 cases 1000 cases a week or more. Therefore it would require to get vaccinated as it would be an important incentive for Australians to do that.
Currently, Australians can apply for an exemption from the government to travel overseas, unless they’re travelling to New Zealand as part of the Trans-Tasman bubble.
Health Minister Greg Hunt also said that COVID-19 vaccination does not alone guarantee that they can open up the borders and have to look for other factors too.