Australia’s border re-opening plans are paused and tbh I’m shocked, but not surprised
Everyone’s Hot Girl Summer 2021 dreams have been halted as the ultimate Hot Girl Bummer, Covid, sees plans to re-open Aussie borders on December 1 (aka TOMORROW) put on hold.
The federal government announced this morning that it would pause its plan to see international border restrictions ease, delaying the move by an extra fortnight as we try and work out what TF this Omicron variant is doing.
Basically, this means fully vaccinated visa holders WILL NOT be able to fly into Australia without an exemption.
Meaning these guys are gonna have to wait a littleeeeeeeeee longer to get in/come back:
- International skilled and student cohorts
- Humanitarian and working holiday makers
- Provisional family visa holders
- Travellers from Japan and the Republic of Korea
So yeah, this is sucky news to top of what has been a sucky year BUT it means travellers get an extra 2 WEEKS to plan how they’ll spend their time when they FINALLY arrive on Aussie soil.
So in the spirit of Covid, the gift that keeps on giving, give the ultimate WELCOME TO AUS gift with one of our tours, adventures or experiences – without having to lock in a set date!
Simply select ‘BUY AS A GIFT‘ at the checkout, and your currently stranded family/friends/partners/Tinder flingz etc. have something to look forward to when they get here (aside from seeing you…obviously).
Also, don’t stress too much if you’re already, um, in transit.
In a statement, the Morrison government noted that the Australian Border Force may allow people who are already in transit to enter, but these people will be subject to state based isolation requirements (yay?)
We will continue to take sensible and responsive evidence based action, led by medical experts. This will ensure we can open safely, and stay safely open as we learn to live with the virus.ScoMo
Anyway, that’s all…for now.