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Aviation

Federal government pauses flights from India due to unfolding COVID-19 catastrophe

As COVID continues to rear its ugly head in India, ScoMo has announced a number of new measures to protect Aussies from the virus.

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Tourism

International travel ban for Aussies extended by another three months

With all the COVID-19 variants floating about overseas at the moment, this decision by the federal government really shouldn’t come as a surprise.

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Destinations

Australia’s one-way travel bubble with New Zealand gets back underway

Once again, the light has changed from red to green for quarantine-free, one-way, trans-Tasman travel.

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Tourism

Australia’s international border closure “one of the last things to change”, says chief medical officer

The man in charge of leading Australia’s COVID-19 response isn’t budging on his international travel forecast. At least that means the champagne has more time to chill.

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Tourism

Australia’s Chief Medical Officer warns border restrictions “to continue for some time” despite COVID-19 vaccine rollout

by Huntley Mitchell

With all the hype around the accelerated rollout of a coronavirus vaccine, Paul Kelly has provided a realistic take on what to expect.

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Tourism

Australia stands firm on vaccine release date as US gives Pfizer emergency approval

Does anyone else feel as though they are being jabbed in the arm with a needle every time they read the word ‘vaccine’? Or is that a special talent only inflicted on Travel Weekly’s deputy editor?

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Tourism

Australia’s international travel and cruise ship bans to remain until mid-March

COVID deniers and eternal optimists aside, this announcement by the federal Health Minister will come as no surprise to Aussies.

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Tourism

Australia’s most famous doctor warns international travel unlikely until COVID-19 vaccine is developed

The nation’s most famous doctor has weighed in on the international travel debate, and we’re not talking about the handsome Chris Brown.

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