Loophole discovered in WA quarantine requirements for international arrivals
Travellers looking to avoid hotel quarantine in Western Australia can now sneak in round the back. But why would you? Who doesn’t love the little shampoos and soaps they give you?
Britain scraps all COVID travel tests for UK entry
Travellers to the UK will no longer be greeted with a PCR test shoved up their nose, just the usual array of commotion and disarray that we all miss about travelling.
Qantas group cuts capacity after WA delays border reopening indefinitely
Aussie airlines are having to continuously lower expectations, announcing more cuts than a post-lockdown hair salon.
“Unfortunately, the world changed”: McGowan suspends WA border reopening indefinitely
The western state will be keeping its borders firmly closed, as Premier Mark McGowan buys more time to bolster citizens against a “flood of the disease”.
Thailand to resume ‘Test & Go’ quarantine waiver from February
Pack your suitcase and ready your sinuses for a holiday in Thailand that promises to greet you with a lovely PCR test.
Aussie tourism took off in December, but remians well below 2019 levels
If these stats are anything to go by, we’ll be back to worrying about overtourism and carbon footprints in no time! Wait…
US slaps “do not travel” warning on Australia as Europe tightens border restrictions
The prospect of fewer American tourists milling about at Darling Harbour we can deal with, but if we have to go one more year without a European summer we’re going to go over the deep end.
Thailand to impose a tourist tax on international visitors
The Australian government is also considering a tourist tax, however, it applies exclusively to the Barmy Army.
Marketing team cleaning rooms, HR clearing tables as Omicron strips QLD hotel workforce
Gold Coast baristas are experiencing quite a bit of schadenfreude at the sight of an HR worker trying to whip up a flat white when they’ve clearly forgotten what type of milk the customer requested.
Qantas and Jetstar cut flights as Omicron dampens travel expectations
Omicron has metaphorically dampened Qantas Groups travel expectations and La Nina has literally dampened the entire nation. It looks like Aussie Summer is not going the way anyone had hoped.
Queensland throws away border restrictions as WA brings in home quarantine
The team at Travel Weekly have a running bet about which border update will be announced next. The most money is on either QLD or NSW shutting the borders to each other depending on how State of Origin goes.
Hong Kong and Singapore block Aussie flights due to high Omicron numbers
Omicron’s surge throughout Australia has left us getting blocked more times than an ex-partner with a penchant to triple text after a few drinks.
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