The Australian government recently announced that it would lift travel restrictions for vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents on Nov.1.

Key Points:

  • Beginning Nov. 1, fully vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents over the age of 12 will be able to travel internationally without a travel exemption.
    • Children under the age of 12 who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons will also be able to travel overseas without an exemption.
  • Fully vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents may be allowed to quarantine at home instead of in a designated quarantine hotel.
  • Non-resident foreign nationals will not be allowed to travel under these upcoming guidelines.

Additional Information: Once 80% of the Australian population is fully vaccinated, authorities plan to remove arrival caps. More information on the country’s reopening plan can be found here.

BAL Analysis: The reopening of international travel is good news as Australia’s borders have been closed since March 2020. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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