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COVID-19: Australian International borders to open in ‘weeks’ – says Prime Minister

COVID-19: Australian International borders to open in ‘weeks’ – says Prime Minister

The Prime Minister (Scott Morrison) of Australia announced at a press conference today Friday 1 October 2021, that restrictions on exit and entry to the country would be lifted in a matter of weeks once the vaccination rate reached 80% fully vaccinated according to ‘Phase C’ of the previously published plan.

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For the Vaccinated

Returning citizens and permanent residents who are fully vaccinated will need to complete 7 days of home quarantine

For the Unvaccinated

If you are unvaccinated or a traveller without Australian citizenship or permanent residency, then you will be required to undergo 14 days of ‘managed’ quarantine

State by State

States and territories would implement the program on different dates, depending on their vaccination rates, but it is expected that all states will be open by November

“The government’s intention is 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.

“These changes mean there will be no travel restrictions if you are a vaccinated Australian entering or leaving our shores.”Scotty from Marketing

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Our Prime Minister on the right, and to the right of the image

2PAXfly Takeout

This is another timely reminder to wear your seatbelt when seated. Holding you close to your seat will protect you from the sort of injuries sustained on this flight, when unsecured passengers flew to the ceiling of the aircraft, and then came crashing down once the ‘drop’ ceased.

The hope will be that this is an anomaly – a ‘freak accident’ in casual parlance. If it is a systemic error either mechanical or electronic, then this is a larger concern for the airlines that fly Boeing Dreamliner 787 aircraft. Let’s hope it isn’t. If it is, it will pile on the woes to Boeing’s existing stack.

Hooray! Can’t wait.

I am interpreting ‘weeks’ to be more than 2 and less than 5. Otherwise, he would have said ‘fortnight’ or ‘month’. For safety sake, let’s presume the first week of November.

More importantly, when can I fly to Adelaide to see my family. So bugger the international borders, what about the SA/NSW border?

(slips passport into Smythson travel wallet just in case)

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