international arrivals

Destinations

“We can’t live here in hermit kingdom”: NSW to ditch quarantine for international arrivals from 1 November

The big policy shift means that NSW is the only Aussie state to announce quarantine-free international travel.

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Aussie states and territories restrict NZ arrivals after Auckland declared a Commonwealth hotspot

by Huntley Mitchell

The trans-Tasman travel plans of Kiwis have once again been thrown into disarray thanks to a concerning COVID cluster in Auckland.

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Aviation

National Cabinet to increase caps on international arrivals, but stands firm on hotel quarantine

Even returning Aussies who have already received the jab won’t be able to skip 14 days of hotel quarantine. Unless, of course, they manage to escape.

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ACT government hilariously announces travel ban for the Grinch

Thankfully, Santa and his North Pole support crew have been given an exemption to enter the ACT without undergoing quarantine.

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Australia to increase weekly cap on international arrivals, as National Cabinet mulls alternative quarantine options

ScoMo fronted the media on Friday arvo to provide a welcome update for stranded Aussies abroad, thankfully sans his Cronulla Sharks cap hat.

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Federal government looks to increase Australia’s cap on international arrivals

by Christian Fleetwood

The federal government plans to increase the cap on international arrivals to 6,000 per week, but it needs the states and territories to play their part.

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Technology

Thousands of stranded Aussies map their stories on ‘Remove the Cap’ website

by Christian Fleetwood

A new website founded by an Australian citizen trapped overseas visually conveys the difficulties and delays Aussies are facing in their attempts to return home.

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Cap on international arrivals introduced to ease pressure on hotel quarantine systems

by Christian Fleetwood

Australia is set to see a lot less aviation activity from overseas, as National Cabinet tries to ease the quarantine burden being carried by hotels.

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Tourism

STUDY: Ireland suffering significant slowdown for international arrivals

It appears the luck of the Irish is running out, and hunting for leprechauns has fallen out of fashion with tourists, according to this analysis.

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Tourism

Who’s happy about lower AUD? Tourists

by Daisy Melwani / AAP

While some groups lobby that tourists arrive in Australia for the food and wine, we have an inkling it’s because there’s no ban on selfie sticks, yet.

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Tourism

Asia Pacific leads the way with 550m visitors

by Hannah Edensor

International visitor arrivals into the Asia Pacific catapulted to over 550 million throughout last year.

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