As of 1 November this year, permanent Australian residents, fully vaccinated residents and immediate family members have been able to return to the country.
By next week, restrictions will have been eased much more. This means that Australia’s international border will be opened to allow international students, eligible visa holders, and skilled workers to enter the country.
As the government eases the restrictions more and more, the country is continuing to take steps on bringing back normalcy. Doing it carefully is of utmost importance.
Travel restrictions further eased
However, safety precautions such as providing a negative Covid test three days before landing in the country and most importantly, being fully vaccinated is compulsory.
After the health minister called the vaccinations mandatory, it is only right that others entering the country abide by the same standards.
Travelers or those who enter the country would additionally need to provide proof of vaccination and would need to have taken a vaccine approved by the Australian government.
Among other things, Japanese and Korean citizens will join Singapore and New Zealand as international “safe travel zones” from 1 December provided they are fully vaccinated and receive a negative Covid test within three days of departure.
Since the 1st of November, the travel zones were only restricted to New Zealand and back to Australia. Adding two more safe travel zones is a big adjustment and can only get better from here.
Tourists will need to wait a little longer.