Australia is finally reopening its borders for vaccinated tourists, as per its prime minister, Scott Morrison.
The country is looking forward to welcoming vaccinated tourists from February 21 onwards, ending the longstanding pandemic-related travel restrictions.
“It’s almost two years since we decided to close the borders to Australia. The country had closed its borders starting March 2020 and had restricted most foreign travelers to the country.
If you’re double vaccinated, we look forward to welcoming you back.”
While international students and skilled migrants have been permitted to enter the country since December, most foreign travelers were barred entry.
The country had implemented tough restrictions. The western Australian region still has tight limits. Non-residents are still not permitted to enter Western Australia. Australians from other states are also not allowed to enter unless there are permissions. Even Australians were banned from leaving the country last year.
The country has seen a low number of infections past week, and there is also a dip in hospital admissions. A total of 2.4 million cases have been recorded in the country since the first case of Omicron was detected in November.