Australian Borders reopen in two weeks.
Prime Minister flags 21 February as the date all international tourists can return.
Australia’s borders will soon be open to all international tourists, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison revealing 21 February as the opening date after close to two years of closure.
The PM stressed that inbound travellers must be double vaccinated if they want to enter, and that state-based caps and quarantine arrangements would still continue as state and territory leaders see fit. “If you’re double vaccinated, we look forward to welcoming you back to Australia”, Morrison said.
Mr Morrison said those entering Australia when the borders fully reopened would need to provide proof of vaccination. “That’s the rule. Everyone is expected to abide by it”. Unvaccinated travellers who have a medical reason for not being jabbed will still need to apply for a travel exemption and, if successful, will be required to quarantine at a hotel.
Since the start of the pandemic, Australia has implemented strict measures to help fight the spread of Covid infections – even banning its own people from leaving the country last year.