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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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Aviation

Rex reaffirms commitment to COVID-19 refunds

Unlike some other airlines that are making it difficult to get a refund during the pandemic, Rex has got its passengers’ backs.

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Aviation

Brisbane Airport achieves global COVID-safe accreditation

While the health and safety protocols at Brisbane’s quarantine hotels are being questioned, at least the airport’s got it together.

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Destinations

Victoria introduces ‘traffic light’ permit system for domestic travel

Dan Andrews has reportedly been playing Duke Dumont’s “Red Light Green Light” on repeat in his office in celebration of this news.

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Destinations

Northern Territory revokes ‘hotspot’ status for Greater Brisbane, with Queensland to end lockdown

Greater Brisbanites with trips booked to the Top End and the Red Centre have had their prayers answered, as the Queensland government gets ready to end its three-day snap lockdown.

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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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Aviation

National Cabinet announces new aviation measures to control spread of COVID-19

Did you happen to recently purchase a fancy new face mask to stand out in public? Well, now you’ll be able to stand out on planes, too.

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Tourism

NIB Travel introduces COVID-covered insurance product, as it prepares to scrap SureSave brand

The company’s product and brand offering is going to look a little different when it resumes selling travel insurance policies in Australia next month.

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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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Destinations

Western Australia and Tasmania announce further restrictions for SA travellers

by Huntley Mitchell

Two states have tightened restrictions even further for South Australian travellers, as the COVID-19 cluster in Adelaide continues to grow.

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Tourism

New COVID-19 vaccine frontrunner has a success rate of almost 95pc

Move over Pfizer, there’s a new sheriff in town. And by sheriff, we mean vaccine that could potentially change the game in the fight against COVID-19 one jab at a time.

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Vanuatu just recorded its first-ever case of COVID-19

Were you or your clients fanging for a Pacific Islands travel ‘bubble’? Well, given this announcement, we wouldn’t hold our breath if we were you.

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