Can Indians Fly To Australia From November? Travel Ban Lifted For International Flights
After an 18-month hiatus, Australia has announced to lift the travel ban for international flights arriving from overseas countries from November.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the decision on Friday, claiming that over 80% of the population aged 16 and up had been completely vaccinated.
“The government’s intention is that once changes are made in November, the current overseas travel restrictions related to COVID-19 will be removed and Australians will be able to travel subject to any other travel advice and limit,”
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a statement Friday.
Australia Lifts The Travel Ban For International Flights
During the pandemic, Government employees and necessary labourers were the only exceptions to the travel prohibition. Tourism, relatives’ death rites, funerals, and weddings were never acknowledged as a valid cause to cross the border.
“We’ve saved lives. We’ve saved livelihoods, but we must work together to ensure that Australians can reclaim the lives that they once had in this country,”
Morrison said, as quoted by Associated Press.
Resuming International Flights With Quarantine-Free Travel
New South Wales is expected to become the first state to reach the 80 per cent vaccination benchmark while Sydney’s airport will be the first to resume international flights, the Australian prime minister said.
“We’ll be working towards complete quarantine-free travel for certain countries, such as New Zealand when it is safe to do so,” he said.
“I‘m going to keep the deal which said, you go and get vaccinated and we’re going to ensure that the many liberties and opportunities that you have will be restored,”
-Prime Minister Scott Morrison