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Aviation

Trans-Tasman bubble breached in Perth, as Brisbane Airport cops its own COVID-19 scare

by Ali Coulton

A Cook Islander has managed to travel to Perth without quarantining, while two travellers from Port Moresby wandered into Brisbane Airport’s common area before testing positive for COVID-19.

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Tourism

“Impossible”: WHO warns against countries keeping borders shut for “foreseeable future”

by Ali Coulton

This comes just days after Prime Minister Scott Morrison said travelling beyond Australia’s borders was not “foreseeable”.

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Tourism

World Health Organization warns against “immunity passports”

by Ali Coulton

The WHO says issuing free passes for work and travel to those who have recovered from COVID-19 could be dangerous.

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Tourism

Zika no longer Intl public health emergency: WHO

by Daisy Melwani

The new Zika designation now puts it in the class of other dangerous mosquito-borne diseases, like malaria and yellow fever.

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Destinations

South Korea declares end to MERS outbreak

by AFP

South Korea has declared the effective end to a deadly outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome that has killed 36 people.

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Destinations

South Korea faces “dire” tourism prospects

by AFP / Hannah Edensor

As South Korea reports its 16th MERS death, thousands cancel their travel plans.

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