14 FEBRUARY 2022


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Article from BTNews 14 FEBRUARY 2022

Australian Rules and BA

The country, which implemented some of the world’s strictest border controls during the pandemic, will allow entry to fully jabbed overseas arrivals from 21 February.

In March 2020, the Government barred most foreigners from entering and capped total arrivals in a bid to combat the spread of Covid-19.  British Airways will join Qantas in offering daily flights to Sydney via Singapore in around 23 hours.

Some international students and skilled migrants have been permitted to enter since last December, as well as entertainers and people involved in professional sport who have met the regulations.

Last Monday (7 February), Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that those entering Australia when the restrictions are lifted would need to provide proof of vaccination. "That’s the rule", he added. "Everyone is expected to abide by it".

"If you’re double vaccinated, we look forward to welcoming you back".

"Today’s announcement will give certainty to our vital tourism industry, and allow them to start planning, hiring and preparing for our reopening", Morrison added.

"In 2018-19, tourism generated more than $60bn for the Australian economy, with more than 660,000 jobs dependent on the industry."

British Airways returns to Sydney from March.



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