New Delhi: After a gap of 18 months, Australia has decided to reopen its international border and lift the travel ban from next month i.e. November. On March 20 last year, Australia introduced some of the toughest travel restrictions of any democracy in the world on people entering and leaving the island nation. Also Read – International Flights: India, UAE Aim To Ensure Speedy Normalization Of Air Services
Most Australians have had to argue for a rare exemption from the travel ban to leave the country. There are some exceptions from the ban, including government employees and essential workers. Tourism is never accepted as a reason to cross the border. Also read- Chinese troops deployed in large numbers in Eastern Ladakh: Army Chief Naravane | key points
Hundreds of thousands of relatives have died due to restrictions aimed at keeping COVID-19 out of Australia, failing to reach funerals or weddings and yet to meet grandchildren. Also Read – Beating India in their home conditions would be as big as winning WTC final: Devon Conway
When can Indians visit Australia?
Although no date has yet been set for the reception of international tourists, Prime Minister Scott Morrison insisted that the travel ban would be lifted when 80% of the country’s population aged 16 and older would be fully vaccinated. will be removed.
“We have saved lives. We have saved livelihoods, but we must work together to ensure Australians can regain the life they had in this country,” Morrison said on Friday.
Meanwhile, Sydney-based Qantas Airways had announced that international flights to London and Los Angeles would resume from November 14.
Covishield Approved by Australia for International Arrivals
Australia’s top medical regulator has approved the Kovishield vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India, Pune, for incoming international travelers, a move that is expected to facilitate the return of thousands of Indian students to that country.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s office said the Medical Goods Administration (TGA) has advised that coronavirus (Sinovac) and Covishield be “recognized vaccines” for the purpose of determining arriving international travelers as appropriately vaccinated. should be considered as.
(with inputs from AP)