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COVID-19: Australian Government Travel advice changes ahead of Australian border opening

COVID-19: Australian Government Travel advice changes ahead of Australian border opening

As we predicted earlier this week, had changed its travel warnings for a range of overseas countries. Instead of all the countries being classified as Level 4 – Do Not travel’, most of the 177 countries listed have been reclassified.

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You won’t find a classification lower than Level 2 – exercise a high degree of caution, but at least with the new classifications you have a greater chance of being able to get travel insurance.

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The new classifications are based on a combination of COVID-19 transmission risk, and the usual considerations of safety, political stability, and other factors.

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.

It’s pleasing to see this movement which should give some assurance to Australians who are planning any overseas travel in the next few months.

You should monitor the SmartTraveller site in the weeks and days leading up to your travel for up to date advice.

Now, let me check on Fiji and New Zealand . . .

1 Comment

  1. AA56

    People are not booking because they’re more astute than you give them credit for. Why would they book when they know that the UK and Europe are about to enter another COVID winter.


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