Australia will reopen to all fully vaccinated visa holders on February the 21st, welcoming the return of tourists, business travellers, and other visitors.
These steps will no doubt guarantee that Australians' health is protected while the nation continues to secure its economic recovery.
Australia's health system has demonstrated resistance throughout the COVID-19 epidemic, including the current Omicron wave. According to Hon. Karen Andrews MP, Australia is currently experiencing much better health conditions, including a recent 23% decrease in COVID hospitalizations, and the National Security Committee of Cabinet determined today that Australia is ready to proceed with the gradual reopening of our international border.
Non-vaccinated visa holders will still need a valid travel exemption to enter Australia and will be subject to state and territory quarantine standards.
The announcement made today will provide confidence to Australia’s crucial tourism business, allowing industry professionals to begin planning, recruiting, and preparing for the expected reopening. Tourism contributed more than AUD 60 billion to the Australian economy in 2018-19, supporting more than 660,000 employments.
Since the Morrison Government began Australia's phased international border reopening on the 1st of November 2021, about 580,000 people have arrived in Australia, including to reconcile with loved ones, work, or study.
The Commonwealth is continuing to engage with States and Territories to ensure the safe restart of the cruise sector and anticipates more announcements in due time.
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