Australia opens its borders to boost tourism

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

24th Nov, 2020. 01:01 pm

The Government of Australia has announced to open its borders in domestic travel boost as the country eyes for vaccines till March next year.

According to the details, the Australian government will be lifting travel restrictions from Queensland State, a popular holiday destination, New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria, after closing its borders in August.

Visitors will be allowed to enter the above-mentioned destinations from next week. The national flag carrier Qantas said it will run more than 1,200 return flights from Victoria and NSW into Queensland in the run-up to Christmas.

It is pertinent to mention here that Australia has reported more than 27,800 cases of Covid-19 and 907 deaths since the pandemic began, but estimates there are fewer than 100 active Covid-19 cases remaining, mostly people in hotel quarantine.

Victoria said on Tuesday it had no active case for the first time in over eight months following a strict lockdown after daily infections peaked at more than 700 in early August. Qantas, meanwhile, said it will insist in the future that international travelers have a Covid-19 vaccination before they fly, describing the move as a necessity.

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