Australia’s Covid Travel Ban has been lifted after two years. The opening up of the country’s border brings with it happy reunification of relatives as well as a potential stimulation to tourism sector in the country.
After closing down in March 2020 owing to Covid, the country enacted one of the harshest travel prohibitions in the world.
Many visitors have been waiting since late last year to gain entry, while the citizens and selected people were permitted entry.
Today, as passengers arrived in the airports, there were emotional reunions as friends and relative saw each other once again after long periods.
Visitors who have had double doses of the COVID vaccinations were free from been quarantined, but unvaccinated foreigners were mandated to remain in a separate room for around 2 weeks and bear the cost by themselves.
As at today, up to 50 flights from other countries are scheduled to arrive. All states are open to visitors, with the exception of Western Australia, which is closed until the 3rd of March and requires that visitors have three vaccinations.
Australia’s Ban Lift Will Stimulate the Economy Through Tourism
According to Tehan Dan, who is Australia’s Minister of Trade, Tourism, and Investment, the opening up of the borders after the COVID pandemic is a fantastic news for the tourist industry and all the employees that work there.
In 2019, Australia received around 9.5 million international tourists. Dan expressed optimism for a significant recovery of the economy through the tourist industry, which has also been harmed by internal travel limitations.
Australia’s tight policy was criticized for dividing relatives and suffocating companies, but was eventually commended for preserving many people before vaccinations became accessible. The country experienced around 4,900 Covid fatalities in Australia.
The lifting is of the country’s borders to foreigners and citizens is a general advantage to the economy. This is also expected to raise the demand for the Australian Dollar thus increasing its value.
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