Australia Fully Reopens International Borders For Tourists After Two Years

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The Govt of Australia on Monday (21st Feb 2022) fully reopens its international borders for tourists and other travelers who are fully vaccinated against the Covid-19.

The reopening of Australian borders for international tourists has ended a hiatus of almost two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, one of the world’s longest-running pandemic travel restrictions.

Starting today, more than 50 international flights will reach Australia throughout the day which includes 27 touching down in Sydney, its largest city.

“It is a very exciting day, one that I have been looking forward to for a long time, from the day that I first shut that border right at the start of the pandemic,” said Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

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Travel Exemption Not Required For Fully Vaccinated Travelers

Starting from 21st February 2022 all fully vaccinated visa holders can travel to Australia without a travel exemption. However, Unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated visa holders will still need a valid travel exemption to enter Australia.

Also, unvaccinated travelers 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.

This comes after the Australian Govt has announced the reopening of its borders to vaccinated tourists and other visa holders for the first time after the Coronavirus pandemic.


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