Australia opens its borders again after almost two years Beginning Monday, March 21, vaccinated travelers from all nations are permitted to enter Australia, after the latter’s government lifted travel restrictions intended to halt the spread of the Coronavirus and its new variations.
The new modifications were previously approved by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and are part of a move to further relax travel restrictions imposed by the virus, according to VisaGuide.World.
Australia opens its borders again after almost two years
The decision to accept passengers who have completed their immunization process against the virus has been welcomed by the country’s authorities, particularly the travel and tourist industries, which have suffered significant damage as a result of the virus’s protective measures.
In this regard, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce stated, “It’s fair to say we’ve all been waiting a long time to welcome guests back to Australia.”
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According to local media sources, the flag carrier is anticipated to transport over 14,000 passengers into Australia this week, heralding the start of the travel and tourist sector’s revival.
“I believe we will see a very, very big bounce,” Tourism Minister Dan Tehan stated at Sydney airport, wearing a t-shirt that read “Welcome Back.”
Only 56 international aircraft were scheduled to land in Australia in the 24 hours following the reopening, substantially below pre-pandemic levels; nevertheless, the Prime Minister stated that he had “no doubt” the number will increase in the future.
According to World Health Organization (WHO) records, Australia has reported 3,580 572 instances of COVID-19 infection and 5,665 deaths since the epidemic began.
According to the same source, 475,665 people in Australia have tested positive for the virus in the last seven days, while 145 have died.
Despite these findings, Australian officials have declared plans to further remove travel restrictions, gradually reintroduce normalcy, and assist the country’s sectors in recovering from financial losses caused by the virus.
Australia’s authorities have maintained rigorous entrance requirements for international visitors in an effort to prevent the virus’s spread, following the lead of other nations globally.
Australia’s officials said in March 2020 that the country would block its borders to practically all persons save citizens and residents; but, the country has since begun to treat the virus more as an endemic disease, easing its travel laws and procedures.
Travel restrictions placed by the Australian government to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus and its new forms have been lifted as of Monday, March 21, with vaccinated visitors from all nations being permitted to enter the country starting today.
The new measures, which were previously confirmed by the country’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison, are being implemented as part of efforts to further ease the restrictions imposed as a result of the virus, according to VisaGuide.World. The virus has been linked to a number of other diseases, including hepatitis C.
According to the country’s authorities, the decision to accept passengers who have completed their immunization process against the virus has been met with enthusiasm, particularly by the travel and tourism industry, which has been severely affected by preventive measures implemented as a result of the virus.
“It’s fair to say that we have all been looking forward to welcoming visitors back to Australia for a long time,” said Alan Joyce, the chief executive of Australia’s flag carrier Qantas, in this respect.
According to local media sources, the flag carrier is projected to deliver over 14,000 passengers into Australia during this week, which is being heralded as the beginning of the recovery for the country’s travel and tourist sector, according to the Australian government.
Australian Tourism Minister Dan Tehan stated at Sydney International Airport while wearing a t-shirt with the words “Welcome Back.” “I believe we are going to see a very, very big rebound,” he predicted.
Only 56 international flights were scheduled to land in Australia in the first 24 hours following the reopening, which is a significant reduction from the pre-pandemic levels; however, the Prime Minister has stated that he has “no doubt” that the number will increase in the future as the situation improves.
According to data released by the World Health Organization (WHO), Australia has recorded a total of 3,580 572 cases of COVID-19 infection and 5,665 deaths since the start of the pandemic in April.
According to the same source, a total of 475,665 people in Australia have tested positive for the virus in the last seven days, with 145 people dying within that same time frame.
Despite these statistics, Australian officials have indicated that they will further reduce travel restrictions in order to gradually return to normal life and assist the country’s industries in recovering from the financial losses they suffered as a result of the virus.
Following in the footsteps of other countries across the world, Australian authorities have maintained tough entry regulations for international visitors in an effort to contain the virus’s further spread.
Australia’s authorities announced in March 2020 that the country would close its borders to almost all persons except for its citizens and residents; however, the country has now begun to treat the virus more like an endemic disease, easing its travel rules and the travel process in order to accommodate the virus.