Almost two years later and after applying a series of strict travel restrictions, Australia will reopen its international borders to tourists vaccinated against the coronavirus this Monday. The announcement was made by the country’s prime minister, Scott Morrisonduring a press conference.
“The wait is over,” he said. morrison.
Also, in a message to potential visitors, the Australian official said: “Pack your bags”, after pointing out: “Do not forget to bring money, because you will find many places to spend it.”
According to the AFP agency, it is expected the arrival of a total of 56 international flights to the nation in the 24 hours after reopening, a figure lower than the numbers reached prior to the arrival of the pandemic. However, morrison He assured “no doubt” that the number of trips from abroad will increase in a short time.
During the health emergency in March 2020, Australia determined to close its borders to almost everyone, with the exception of its citizens and resident foreigners, with the aim of stopping the increase in coronavirus infections.
The travel bans also affected its citizens, who were only allowed to travel abroad with just cause.
According to Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industryfor each month of implementation of the movement restrictions, the country’s companies spent about 3.6 billion Australian dollars (2.6 billion US dollars).