Australia eases international border rules after 18 months

 Caroline Vakil 3 hrs agoUzbek traders learn to do business with the TalibanNorth Macedonia PM Zaev resigns

Australia began easing international border rules in place since the start of the pandemic as several international flights touched down in the country and residents in certain Australian states were allowed to travel again, Reuters reported.

Australia eases international border rules after 18 months© Associated Press – Rick Rycroft Australia eases international border rules after 18 months

“It’s a day for celebration – the fact that Australians can move more freely in and out of our country without home quarantine, if they’re double-vaccinated,” Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said in an interview with Australian Broadcasting Corporation on Monday, according to the wire service.

On Monday, permanent residents and citizens from Australian capital Canberra and the Australian states of New South Wales and Victoria were allowed to begin flying out of the country if they were fully vaccinated.

They will no longer need to quarantine when they return to Australia, and they do not need an exemption to leave the country, marking some of the first signs of a return to normalcy in Australia.

The capital and two Australian states have been able to enjoy relaxed COVID-19 protocols because they reached a threshold of at least 80 percent of residents aged 16 years and older being fully vaccinated, according to Reuters. Other areas of Australia will reopen again at different paces.

The easing of international border rules also means that Australian citizens and permanent residents who were living overseas are now allowed to return to the country after months of separation, Reuters noted.

New Zealand residents who are vaccinated are now also allowed to enter Australia as of Monday and later this month, starting Nov. 21, Singapore residents will also be allowed to enter into Australia without quarantining. AdChoices

YOU MAY LIKE

Adtaboola

MORE FOR YOU

Albanese: Australia needs a Prime Minister ‘who can be trusted’ Sky News AustraliaCheers and tears as first Qantas flight in 600 days arrives in Sydney NewshubLeaders face calls to tackle climate Evening StandardFlowers, cheers and tears as Australia’s border reopens AFP

Macron slams Aus PM over sub deal ReutersTonga face race against time to tighten defence after mauling by ScotlandDefensive drills will loom large in Tonga’s workload this week after they conceded 10 tries in their 60-14 defeat by Scotland on Saturday. The tourists were due to welcome eight additional players to their squad yesterday as they began preparations for their match against England on Saturday but, with little time to integrate the newcomers, they will surely face similar problems at Twickenham. As individuals the Tongans presented a fierce… The GuardianScott Morrison uses final G20 remarks to defend climate policy ahead of…Scott Morrison has used his final remarks at the G20 summit in Rome to declare climate finance must focus on adaptation and “empowerment”, not just on emissions reduction. As the G20 summit in Rome wound up with a communique that did not include a firm commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and only a vague commitment to “phasing out investment in new unabated coal power-generation capacity … as soon as possible” , Australia’s… The GuardianAustralians can travel overseas again: what you need to know The Guardian

When Morrison met Macron: tension in the air as G20 leaders gather… The GuardianGlobal democracy under attack AFPAUKUS: Aus PM contradicts Biden The GuardianCovid positive man arrested for absconding from MIQ hotel in Ellerslie Radio New ZealandStrong cold flow from the Southern Ocean to bring gusts, rain and swells to… NewshubSad day for Australian cricket as greats Davidson and Mallett die AFPTonga faces lockdown after first COVID case is detected Al JazeeraTonga reports first coronavirus case Al JazeeraIron ore majors tighten security amid Western Australian sexual… ReutersGovernment announces new Ministry for Disabled People NewshubAustralian regulator provides guidance for crypto-asset products(Reuters) – Australia’s corporate watchdog said on Friday that holders of underlying crypto-asset investment products would need a licence, as part of a new set of guidances it hopes would improve transparency and protect investors. Many of Australia’s top financial institutions have not engaged with the high-risk cryptocurrency sector despite it… ReutersFlow of goods through Panama Canal hits recordPANAMA CITY (Reuters) – The Panama Canal moved more than a half a billion tonnes of goods over the last year, the canal’s top official said on Thursday, marking a record high for the key global waterway as international trade picked up. Ricaurte Vasquez, the Panama Canal Authority’s administrator, told reporters during a webcast news conference t… ReutersJulian Assange could serve sentence in Australia if convicted… dw.comMacron says up to Aus to repair ties ReutersAustralia says China’s ambassador to leave as term ends ReutersAustralia plans to make Google offer alternative search engines on… ReutersAustralia advises caution overseas when border opens Monday Associated PressAus minister to meet French envoy in bid to heal sub riftAustralia’s foreign minister will meet with the French ambassador next week in an attempt to patch up the damaging diplomatic rift over submarines, while declaring she regrets “the deep disappointment that France feels”. While the government hopes to begin to repair the relationship with France, Australian officials have also shared details of fric… The GuardianAustralia proposes ‘Trumpian’ voter ID lawsAustralia’s conservative government on Thursday proposed laws requiring voters to prove their identity when casting a ballot, a move slammed by the opposition as an attempt at voter suppression and to mimic the policies of former US president Donald Trump. Opposition leader Anthony Albanese of the centre-left Labor Party said the government was trying to “channel the US far right” by attempting to introduce voter suppression measures before the… AFP

New Zealand to start easing COVID-19 border restrictionsBy Praveen Menon WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand said on Thursday it would ease coronavirus border restrictions that have been in place since March 2020, and move to a system of home isolation for fully vaccinated overseas arrivals from early next year. The country was the among the first to shut down its borders in response to the pandemic la… ReutersAustralia’s exports to China are jumping despite their trade fight CNBCIn summit with SE Asia, Japan champions open seas, Australia defends… ReutersOpposition party to fight next Australia election on climate Associated PressA catamaran and a plan: desperate to get home, New Zealanders set sail… The GuardianAustralia’s net-zero emissions ‘plan’: the five things you should know The GuardianAustralia to lift outbound travel ban for vaccinated residents from next week ReutersLights on, nobody applying: skills shortage bites as Australia reopens Reuters

Pakistan were ‘clinical’ says New Zealand captain Williamson AFPAustralian Open warmup tourney canceled due to vaccination concerns ReutersIslanders sue Australia for inaction on climate change ReutersAuckland hospitals may start discharging Covid-positive patients NewshubVaccination to be mandated for workplaces requiring certificates for… Radio New ZealandBat ‘winning by quite a lot’ in New Zealand’s Bird of the Year contestNew Zealand’s native birds have long been threatened by mammalian arrivals. Now, they are being thrashed by a mammal in the one arena that they might have expected dominance – the country’s annual bird of the year competition. The election, run by Forest and Bird, allowed a surprise entry this year from the pekapeka-tou-roa, or long tailed bat, one of New Zealand’s only land-based native mammals. On Tuesday, Forest and Bird officials confirmed… The GuardianŌtorohanga residents shocked as Covid arrives in small Waikato town Newshub

UPDATE 1-Australia plans to force parental consent for minors on social… ReutersFeedback

https://ib.adnxs.com/async_usersync_file

Publicējis intinja

Esmu 60 gadus veca Dzivoju Rezeknes novada

Atbildēt

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com logotips

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Mainīt )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Mainīt )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Mainīt )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Mainīt )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: