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Australia, New Zealand, Bali, Malaysia, Philippines reopen for travel

Another day — another border reopens.       In the past two weeks, a slew of countries announced plans to reopen or relax border restrictions. These include places that have maintained some of the strictest pandemic-related border controls in the world.  The announcements come on the heels of a record-setting period of global infections. According to […]

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Australia to reopen to foreign visa holders in bid to revive economy

CANBERRA/SYDNEY, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Australia will allow foreign visa holders to enter the country from the start of December, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday, the latest step to restart international travel and support its economy. Australia shut its international border in May 2020 and allowed only restricted numbers of citizens and permanent […]

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Australia to reopen borders to all vaccinated Singaporeans from Nov 21

SINGAPORE: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday (Oct 31) announced Australia would reopen its borders to all vaccinated Singaporeans from Nov 21.  This means that vaccinated travellers from Singapore will not need to quarantine on arrival, in states that “sign up to the approach”, according to Australian newspaper The Age.  The prime ministers finalised the […]

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In Australia, a familiar playbook to reopen cruising: Travel Weekly

Cruise ships have slowly returned to service (or have solid plans to do so) on every continent, save one: Australian officials have not, so far, included cruising in the nation’s reopening plan. And for those who followed the cruise industry’s battle with the CDC to restart cruising in the U.S., the one between cruise stakeholders […]

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Australia moves to reopen foreign travel but states all have plans of their own, Australia/NZ News & Top Stories

SYDNEY – Australia will start allowing international travel for its citizens and residents from next month. But its plans remain mired in confusion and no date has been set for admitting foreign visitors from Singapore and elsewhere. After more than 18 months of strict border closures, the most populous state, New South Wales (NSW), will end […]

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Australia to reopen borders from November, easing 18-month-old travel restrictions

SYDNEY: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Friday (Oct 1) that an 18-month ban on Australians travelling abroad will be lifted from next month, easing one of the toughest COVID-19 restrictions imposed globally. Reopening the international border for citizens and permanent residents will be linked to the establishment of home quarantine in Australia’s eight […]

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Australia plans to reopen international borders by Christmas, but detail is light on

International travel is high on the agenda for many Australians, but there is a lot we do not know about how it will work, prompting calls from passengers and the aviation industry for clarity from the federal government.  Key points: The aviation industry wants answers about how and when Australia’s international borders will be reopened  Experts say […]

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Homesick and Watching the World Reopen: How Expats Are Coping With Closed Borders

On top of that, Edensor lost her job during the pandemic and also missed her grandfather’s funeral in Australia because of the rapidly changing travel policies. “I’ve got a young family. I can’t risk getting stuck in Australia for weeks on end,” she says. “It would have been a lovely way to say goodbye to […]

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