Australian Borders Reopening After 2 Years

Australian Borders Reopening After 2 Years

(UnitedVoice.com) – Australia has had some of the strictest COVID-19 restrictions in the world throughout the pandemic. One way the government has tried to mitigate the spread of the virus is by closing its borders to visitors. After two years, the country is finally ready to let the world back in.

On Monday, February 21, Australia opened its border to foreign travelers for the first time since March 2020. Although the government is allowing people back into the country, they’ll still have strict measures in place. According to updated travel restrictions, the unvaccinated will still need a travel exemption or be in an exempt category if they want to enter. Those who have received two COVID-19 vaccines won’t have to quarantine, but those who aren’t inoculated must pay to stay isolated in a hotel for up to 14 days.

The decision to allow people back into the country comes about a month after the Australian government ordered the deportation of the number one star in men’s professional tennis, Novak Djokovic. The tennis star wasn’t vaccinated and the officials waged a war against him, not even allowing him to compete in the Australian Open.

The Australian government is hoping the decision to reopen its borders will boost the economy and support jobs.

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