international travel

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“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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Virgin Australia brings forward flights to Fiji

The airline wants to make up for lost time, having not flown internationally since relaunching under new ownership.

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NSW could see international travel resume in October, as Perrottet fast-tracks home quarantine

We couldn’t help but notice that NSW’s new premier isn’t being very COVID-safe in this picture. In fact, he appears to be risking the infection of Australia’s main export with the virus.

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Fiji to welcome back international travellers, with first flight leaving Sydney on 1 December

Get ready to say “bulla” to one of Australia’s favourite South Pacific paradises, because Fiji Airways has flights taking off from Sydney on the morning of the country’s reopening.

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Qantas alters its ‘Kangaroo Route’, naming Darwin as new gateway to the UK

The flying kanga has confirmed it will be hopping a slightly different way to the UK when it resumes international flights next month.

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Island hopping in the Philippines’ sustainable tropical paradise

by Sponsored by Philippines Department of Tourism

Want to provide a guilt-free tropical island getaway for clients with sustainability on their minds? The Philippines’ crown jewel, Boracay, is set to emerge from the global pandemic as a leading destination in this travel space.

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Tourism

Inbound travel won’t be on the cards until next year, says ScoMo

Following Friday’s announcement that Australia’s international travel ban will be lifted next month, the PM has clarified who will be allowed in and out of the country first.

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Air New Zealand to introduce ‘no jab, no fly’ policy for international travellers, as chief operating officer resigns

It’s been a busy start to the month for the Kiwi carrier’s PR team, who have already whipped up and sent out a couple of major announcements.

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Tourism

WOO-HOO: ScoMo says international travel ban will lift in November, a month earlier than expected

by Ali Coulton

Australia will lift its international travel ban a month early, allowing Aussies to head overseas and return home without needing special government approval.

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Aviation

Qantas snubs WA, postponing resumption of Perth-London service

Qantas has once again thumbed the nose at WA Premier Marky Mark McGowan, giving us yet another great excuse to use this image of Alan Joyce looking smug at the races.

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US to lift border restrictions for fully-vaxxed air travellers

Biden has decided enough is enough with the so-called ‘212f’ restrictions that the US has imposed on 33 countries.

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“An absolute travel killer”: Intrepid’s commercial chief says Australia’s international resumption hinges on home quarantine

by Ali Coulton

Brett Mitchell has warned that despite a massive amount of pent-up demand for international travel, things will need to change before reopening day.

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