Australia plans to reopen its borders to tourists vaccinated against the coronavirus on Feb. 21. “If you are double vaccinated, we look forward to welcoming you back to Australia,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said today in the direction of holidaymakers.
Australia had closed its borders to people overseas and even most citizens overseas in March 2020.
The government has long adhered to a zero-CoV policy. However, faced with the spread of the highly contagious Omikron variant of the coronavirus, Morrison had to abandon it. The controversy over the entry of the unvaccinated tennis player Novak Djokovic had recently intensified the debate about the strict rules.
Gradually, the government relaxed the rules for its citizens, long-term residents, and students. With the latest announcement, Australia will now lift almost all remaining restrictions.
- source: ORF.at/agencies/picture: pixabay.com
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