/ 01 November 2021

Open ‘er up

Image source: AAP
Image source: AAP

If someone told you on this day in 2019 that they wouldn’t be able to leave Oz for almost 2 years, you wouldn’t have believed them. We certainly would have extended our quick overseas getaway in December before the pandemic, that’s for sure… During the pandemic, 189 countries closed their borders, and by the end of 2020, about half had reopened. During 2021, Australia was one of the few that kept its hard border ban in place, except for an on-off travel bubble with Kiwiland, but we’re not counting that ‘cos they’re our cuzzy bros… That ends today when fully vaccinated Australians, permanent residents and family members will be free to leave the country without receiving an exemption from officials. Also on today, the highly vaccinated jurisdictions of NSW, Victoria, and the ACT are removing the requirement to quarantine when vaxxed travellers enter the country via their airports.

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