Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that Australians will soon be allowed to travel overseas, 18 months after they were forced to lock down within their country as the coronavirus pandemic began sweeping across the globe.
The first phase of reopening will focus on allowing Australians to travel, Reuters news agency reported. Plans to allow tourists and other foreign travelers into the country will be worked out soon, following the first phase of reopening.
The Australian prime minister announced he was shutting down Australia’s borders in 2020. Only a limited number of citizens and permanent residents have been allowed to enter since that time. And everyone who did manage to get in had to quarantine in a hotel at their own expense for 14 days.
The federal government is hoping that it will meet its vaccination target of 80% by the end of next month.
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