COVID-19 vaccine

Destinations

“Vaccination alone is no guarantee that you can open up”: Health Minister issues bleak border warning

Greg Hunt says Australia’s international border could remain closed even once the entire country has been vaccinated against COVID-19. *Sigh*

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Cruise

Swan Hellenic selects local trade support partner, introduces vaccine requirement for crew

After being brought back from the dead less than a year ago (in the middle of a pandemic, mind you), Swan Hellenic is still very much alive.

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Aviation

Singapore Airlines couriers first batch of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Australia

The carrier has lent a hand (or in this case, a wing) to Australia for its highly-anticipated vaccine rollout.

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Wholesalers

COVID-19 vaccination proof among Globus’ new health and safety policies

Do you have clients who are obsessed with Globus trips, but are also anti-vaxxers? Well, you may want to give this a read.

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Italy achieves one million COVID-19 vaccinations in just 19 days

Travel Weekly’s editor could be heard muttering Italian superlatives like “eccezionale”, “sorprendente” and “bolognese” this morning as he typed this story out.

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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

Unvaccinated travellers should not be discriminated against, says WTTC chief

Gloria Guevara has seemingly gone after Qantas in her latest statement. However, that’s not to say it’s particularly nasty and full of swears.

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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

ScoMo scraps local COVID-19 vaccine hope, while US eyes emergency approval for Pfizer’s version

Ever the optimist, the PM said the development allowed for the federal government to purchase more of the remaining three vaccines Australia has backed.

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Tourism

Australia responds to the UK’s emergency approval of Pfizer vaccine

While the UK might be getting the jab as early as next week, the Australian government is holding fast to its original roll-out schedule.

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Aviation

COVID-19 deniers threaten to boycott Qantas after Joyce’s vaccine revelation

by Ali Coulton

Anti-vaxxers, COVID-19 deniers and general conspiracy theorists are having an absolute field day following the news that Qantas passengers will need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel internationally.

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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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