Australia plans on welcoming international travellers in April

Prime Minister Scott Morrison mentioned that Australia is keen on reopening its door to all international travellers ‘well before Easter’.

Australia wishes to welcome back all international travellers in April starting this year, the country’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a recent interview with a local radio station. If all goes well, nearly all foreign visitors will be able to enter the country for the first time since March 2020.

Foreign travellers will be able to enter and explore australia after almost two years. Image: shutterstock/taras vyshnya. | international travellers in april
Foreign travellers will be able to enter and explore Australia after almost two years. Image: Shutterstock/Taras Vyshnya.

“Well I can’t give you a specific date yet… and that is because we are just watching how Omicron is sort of washing over the eastern states,” Morrison said. “I would like to see us get there soon — certainly before Easter, well before Easter. We have just got to get some medical advice further on that, a bit more work to do with the states to make sure we’re comfortable,” he added.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the country has maintained stringent precautions and strict border measures. At present, only certain groups of people, including Australian citizens, permanent residents, and their immediate family are allowed to enter the country, as per the Australian Department of Home Affairs.

A while back, Australia reopened its borders to fully-vaccinated tourists from a number of nations including Singapore, Japan, and South Korea, without any quarantine measures.

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