Australia closes its borders until 2021, with a few exceptions.
Are you planning to travel to the end of the Earth in Australia this year? It would be good to reconfigure your route. According to Australian media reports, Australia closes its borders until 2021. At least that's what the federal tourism minister, Simon Birmingham, said.
During a meeting at the Canberra National Press Club, Simon Birmingham said that the idea of a tourist trip to or from Australia is not exactly right for a long time to come.
Australia closes its borders until 2021
Asked if Australia will close its borders by 2021, Birmingham replied: "I think it is most likely."
There will be a few exceptions. Under the Trans-Tasman agreement, Australia and New Zealand will open their borders to each other in September. A mandatory isolation period will no longer be required, but passengers will be required to take the COVID-19 test.
Australia may also open its borders for tourism to several Pacific islands, including Fiji, New Caledonia and Vanuatu.
We are still working on an exception. Simon Birmingham also stated that business flights can be resumed much earlier than those for tourism.
This is the status during the COVID-19 pandemic on the other side of the planet!