international travel

Tourism

Australia’s overseas arrivals must now declare vaccine status

by Ali Coulton

The change looks to have been made in preparation for relaxed restrictions on overseas travel for vaccinated Aussies, which we hope happens sooner rather than later.

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Destinations

Samoa predicts travel bubble with Australia and NZ before the end of 2021

Samoa has been busy making preparations in anticipation of joining the bubble gang later this year.

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Tourism

Home quarantine trials for international travel set to kick off in South Australia

Looks like we’re one step closer to having international travel back on the cards! We’ve already started shopping for new luggage.

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Wholesalers

CATO calls for domestic ‘vaccine passport’ and transparency around PM’s pathway out of COVID-19

The Council of Australian Tour Operators has joined the mob of industry bodies who reckon the PM’s roadmap is a bit light on the details.

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Tourism

PM slashes inbound caps, says vaccinated Aussies may be travelling overseas by end of 2021

by Ali Coulton

ScoMo’s shiny new roadmap to get Australia “back to normal” includes shortened quarantine periods and unrestricted international travel for vaccinated Aussies.

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Tourism

“Borders are not genuinely closed”: Qld’s Deputy Premier slams international travel rules

Steven Miles has taken aim at ScoMo and his government for allowing “thousands” of non-essential international arrivals into the country, while Aussies are still stranded overseas.

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Destinations

Trans-Tasman travel pause to lift for some states next week

If all goes to plan, Aussies from some states will be allowed to cross the ditch soon, while the rest will remain in the naughty corner.

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Travel Agents

“Even the most enthusiastic take-up of holidaying at home won’t be enough”: AFTA renews calls for more agent support

AFTA has once again pointed to the gaping financial hole left by the lack of international travel, and wants the government to continue helping agents climb out of it.

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Technology

Luxury Escapes unveils $200m vaccine incentive to reopen Australia to the world

The online travel company has gone CRAZY BIG with its vaccine incentive in the hope it will help reopen Australia’s international borders.

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Destinations

Europe to reopen its borders to US travellers with or without COVID vaccination

While ScoMo has doubled down on Australia’s hard border stance, the EU has reportedly added six new countries to its list of desired travellers.

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Tourism

“Not clear where it goes next”: UK’s COVID battle helps ScoMo’s international travel argument

While some might have hoped the G7 leaders’ summit would prompt Australia’s PM to change his tune on international travel, it appears to have had the opposite effect.

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Cruise

“Not asking for special treatment”: CLIA slams government’s cruise ban extension

Staff at CLIA’s Aussie office have been told to give Joel Katz a wide berth today following the Health Minister’s latest announcement.

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