Australia Tourism Minister Dan Tehan has said that the Australia may keep its borders shut for passenegers until late 2022. He expressed that the current situation of coronavirus cases in the Indian subcontinent shows that Australia has been right in its decision to put ban on visitors. He also stated that such a ban is good to keep Australia free from the covid transmission.

As of now, there is no time limit as to when Australians borders would reopen for visitors. Tourism Minister told in News that "the best guess would be in the middle to the second half of next year". Australia has started an air travel bubble agreement with New Zealand previously, which has been cancelled as there are again seeing a hike in the number of COVID-19 cases there.

Tourism Minister also added that, "The hope would be that we might be able to see a few more bubbles set up and we'd be able to see more travel undertaken, but we're in a pandemic, It's going to very much depend on how we are able to deal with the global pandemic."

As per previous records, Australia has near about 1 million short-terms visitors every month before COVID-19 hits globally. The number has low down to just around 7000 visitors now. The nation has put strict rules and regulations for travellers now, and visitors are currently required to undergo 14 days mandatory quarantine while arriving to the city.


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