Australia ends travel ban for citizens - | Hudson McKenzie

Australia ends travel ban for citizens

November 2, 2021 | COVID-19, News, Travel


From 1st November 2021, Australian citizens will be able to travel outside of Australia without needing permission. Australia has imposed some of the strictest restrictions in the world as a result of Covid rising infections, which has meant that Australians have been unable to travel unless they have an exemption. 


However, the rule changes apply to Australians only and solely those who have been fully vaccinated. It has been reported that rules will also be relaxed for non-Australian residents and fully vaccinated skilled workers and soon international students will be welcomed into the country.  


As Australia has had tight restrictions for 19 months now, this is a relief for many citizens. The easing of the travel ban has been made possible due to the mass vaccination scheme that has been put in place. However, for those Australians who are not fully vaccinated, they will still require travel exemptions and must quarantine for 14 days in hotels on return. 

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