From 21 February Travelers Can Enter Australia

From 21 February Travelers Can Enter Australia

Australia is ready to reopen its borders to travelers from around the world starting February 21, 2022. The condition is that the traveler must have been immunized with two doses of the corona virus vaccine.

Ummatimes - Previously, Australia had relaxed Covid-19 rules for skilled migrants and quarantine-free travelers from certain countries, such as New Zealand.

The opening of the border area in the coming weeks will be the first time for Australia since March 2020.
"If you have had two doses of the coronavirus vaccine, we look forward to welcoming you back to Australia," Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Monday 7 February.

The consideration of opening this border took quite a long time, referring to the development of the Covid-19 pandemic in Australia. Lastly, the death and infection rates there are already relatively low.
For two years, Australia's tourism sector stalled. By allowing foreign tourists to re-enter Australia, it is hoped that it will increase the coffers of the budget for Australia.

The tourism industry, which relies on the domestic market, welcomed the decision, which comes three months before Morrison faces an election.
"In the two years since the border was closed, the industry (tourism) has been in decline. Now we can turn our collective efforts to rebuild a broken industry," said Australian Tourism Export Council managing director Peter Shelley.
Tourism and Transport Forum CEO Margy Osmond said the Australian tourism industry was delighted with the reopening of the sector. However, he is well aware that this policy requires coordination to ensure that Australia becomes a tourist destination again.
"It's not as simple as just turning on the tap and we're seeing a number of international tourists returning to where they were before Covid-19," he told reporters.
According to government agency Tourism Research Australia, international and domestic tourism losses since the start of the pandemic totaled A$101.7 billion (Rp 1.04 trillion). International travel spending in Australia fell from A$44.6 billion (Rp456 billion) in the 2018-19 financial year to A$1.3 billion (Rp13 billion) in 2020-21.
Regarding the number of Covid-19 cases in Australia, like other countries in the world, the Kangaroo Country is also experiencing a spike in recent weeks due to the Omicron variant. But the Australian government claims 9 out of 10 Australians over the age of 16 have received two doses of the coronavirus vaccine. Not only that, the number of new cases and hospitalizations appears to be slowing.