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  • October 01 2021
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By Maja Garaca Djurdjevic
October 01 2021

International travel is set to resume next month, according to Prime Minister Scott Morrison. 

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  • October 01 2021
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International travel is set to resume next month, according to Prime Minister Scott Morrison. 

international travel to resume next month

International travel will resume in November for states that have reached the 80 per cent vaccine threshold, the Prime Minister confirmed on Friday. 

“It’s time to give Australians their lives back,” Mr Morrison said. 

“Let’s get vaccinated and get on with it.” 

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The border closure, in place since March 2020, was due to expire on 17 December, but will be lifted early as a result of the faster than expected vaccine rollout. 

New South Wales, with a current double dose rate of over 60 per cent, is expected to open its international border first, followed likely by Victoria. 

Fully vaccinated Australians will be allowed to quarantine at home for 7 days, while unvaccinated Australians will be subject to caps and 14-day hotel quarantine. 

"Australians who want to travel overseas once restrictions are removed will be able to access an internationally recognised proof of vaccination document," Mr Morrison said. 

"That will be in the coming weeks, to prove their vaccination status abroad. And that proof of vaccination for international travel will include a QR code that is readable globally." 

To maximise the number of Australians who can return, the PM announced government facilitated flights into any state or territory that agrees to commence seven day home quarantine trials for returning Australians.

"In coming weeks the government will finalise the processes for people to be able to show their vaccination status if they have had a TGA ‘recognised vaccine’. People who have received vaccines not recognised by the TGA, or who are unvaccinated, will be required to undertake 14 days of managed quarantine on arrival," the PM confirmed. 

"We need to ensure that we keep Australians safe without creating unnecessary obstacles to people who have been fully vaccinated overseas from coming to our country."

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Maja Garaca Djurdjevic is the editor of nestegg and Smart Property Investment. Email Maja at [email protected]

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