December 4, 2022

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday announced that the country will throw its borders open to fully vaccinated tourists. It’s almost two years since we took the decision to close the borders due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic,”

PM Scott Morrison said after a meeting of the national security cabinet. He announced the borders will reopen to all visa holders “on the 21st of February of this year,” adding, “if you’re double vaccinated, we look forward to welcoming you back to Australia.”.

One of the world’s longest-running pandemic travel restrictions will ends.

Australia’s borders slammed shut in March 2020 in the hope of protecting the island continent against a surging global pandemic.

Every month of border closures has cost businesses an estimated US$2.6 billion, according to the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

For most of the time since then, Australians have been barred from leaving and only a handful of visitors have been granted exemptions to enter.

(with inputs from AFP)

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