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Australia will require COVID-19 vaccination for entry

Australia will require COVID-19 vaccination for entry

The post Australia will require COVID-19 vaccination for entry appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Follow me on Facebook Alan Joyce, Qantas CEO hinted that said Australia would re-open to visitors in July. The government said not so fast, without denying the claim. So now we know a little more about Australia’s […]

Former WHO epidemiologist urges Australia to shut borders

Former WHO epidemiologist urges Australia to shut borders

Australia should shut its borders to overseas travellers immediately and build specialist quarantine centres, according to a former World Health Organisation epidemiologist. Adrian Esterman, a biostatistics expert at the University of South Australia, told 3AW that no overseas travellers should be permitted in Australia until the country’s most vulnerable people and quarantine workers are vaccinated […]

Cathay Pacific to axe flights to Australia except for Sydney

Cathay Pacific to resume flights to the UK

Cathay Pacific Airways has announced they will be axing all flights to Australia, except routes servicing Sydney, following Hong Kong’s plan to introduce tough new quarantine rules on airline crew. The airline announced the intention to cull flights to most of Australia, as well as Vancouver, San Francisco, and Frankfurt in response to the local […]

Australia will quarantine overseas visitors even after Covid vaccine rollout

Australia will quarantine overseas visitors even after Covid vaccine rollout

Australia has said today that it would keep mandatory two-week quarantine for all overseas visitors, even as vaccinations are rolled out across the country and the world. Chief medical officer Paul Kelly said there is still not enough evidence about vaccines’ ability to limit transmission to allow the dismantling of border controls that have virtually […]

Virgin Australia Cancel all Short Haul International Flights

Virgin Australia Cancel all Short Haul International Flights

Two days after announcing the increase of frequency from Sydney and popular Queensland destinations such as the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Cairns, Hamilton Island and Brisbane as well as between Sydney and Melbourne, Virgin Australia will suspend all flights to New Zealand, Bali and Fiji until at least June due to ongoing uncertainty about when […]

Australia reopens New Zealand travel bubble

Australia reopens New Zealand travel bubble

After no new COVID-19 cases, Australia reopened its travel bubble with New Zealand on 31 January. The neighbouring country has reported no new locally acquired COVID-19 cases but added new screening measures as it marked its longest infection-free run since the outbreak began. The decision marks the resumption of the only international arrivals into Australia […]

Australia Reopens To New Zealand Tourists

Australia Reopens To New Zealand Tourists

Australia has once again resumed its travel bubble with New Zealand allowing tourists to visit Australia without a 14 day hotel quarantine.  The move came 6 days after the Australian government closed the travel bubble when a case of the new Covid-19 variant was found in New Zealand. There has been no locally recorded case […]

The Bubble between Australia and New Zealand has Burst Again

Travel bubbles that could potentially happen soon

On October 16 last year we welcomed the first international flight from New Zealand at Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport. Travellers from New Zealand were able to visit New South Wales without having to quarantine under a new one-way trans-Tasman travel agreement. With the recent discovery of 1 case of the Coronavirus variant in New Zealand, […]

New Zealand and Australia Suspend Travel Bubble

New Zealand and Australia Suspend Travel Bubble

Since its inception, New Zealand and Australia’s travel bubble has been the envy of travelers around the world, offering international travel and a reminder of what traveling used to be like prior to the pandemic. However, effective as of today, the travel bubble between the two countries has been temporarily suspended, causing a dent in […]

Australia to lose 320,000 tourism jobs and USD 7 billion amid border shutdown

Australia to lose 320,000 tourism jobs and USD 7 billion amid border shutdown

Australia’s tourism industry is forecast to lose almost USD 7 billion and place 320,000 jobs at risk over the summer holiday period due to domestic and international border closures brought in by COVID-19. New analysis by the Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF) found that in the short period of December 24, 2020 to January 31, […]

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